Our intensive ESL program focuses on the skill areas of:
You will be in class for 21 hours a week.
12 hours of lecture classes
9 hours of lab instruction
We provide three levels of English instruction:
When you arrive you will be tested for placement in the appropriate level.
How to Apply to the English Now! Intensive ESL Program
Applying to Sinclair’s English Now! Intensive ESL Program is easy. Please read carefully and follow these steps to apply:
Deadline to Apply
FALL 2018 (starts August 14, 2018)
July 13, 2018
SPRING 2019 (starts January 2, 2019)
November 16, 2018
SUMMER 2019 (starts May 7, 2019)
April 5, 2019
FALL 2019 (starts August 20, 2019)
July 19, 2019
Step 1: Application for Admission
Complete the 'F-1 International Students' application at https://apply.sinclair.edu.
The documents in the following steps need to be uploaded to your application profile before you are considered for admission.
Step 2: Official Transcripts
Successful completion of a secondary/high school program is required for admission.
Please upload copies of the following:
Original transcript (record of courses/subjects and grades), and
Verification of graduation, such as a certificate or diploma.
If these documents are not in English, please attach certified English translations. Please note that the high school or secondary education documentation is still required even if you have college or university work.
Step 3: Passport
Please upload a copy of your passport photo/information page.
Step 4: Financial Documentation
In order to issue an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility), Sinclair Community College is required by the U.S. government to verify that students have the financial resources to cover the costs of their program of study.
Therefore, you are required to submit a copy of either a letter or statement from a bank that demonstrates a minimum of $17,500 is available to cover the costs for one academic year. Please note that this is only an estimate of costs (including tuition and fees, books, and living expenses) for an academic year and individual expenses may vary.
The bank letter or bank statement must meet the following requirements:
Be current and no older than six months at the time of the submission of your application.
Be on bank letterhead.
Include the account holder's name.
Indicate the type of account (checking, savings, etc.).
Indicate the currency of the funds.
Be signed by an official of the bank (and stamped with the bank's seal, if available) -
for bank letters only. Be written in English or have a certified English translation attached -
for bank letters only.
Sponsors: Financial documentation from a sponsor is acceptable. The sponsor must agree to financially supporting the student as part of the online application.
Dependents (spouse and children only): If you plan to travel to the U.S. with dependents, you will have to demonstrate that an additional $5,000 is available to support each dependent. You also must upload copies of their passports to your application profile. Important: Although you only need to submit copies of your original documents to Sinclair, please retain your original documents because you will need them for your visa appointment at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. In some cases, Customs and Border Protection officials may also request them at the port of entry when you arrive in the U.S.
Paper Application: A paper version of this application is available, if needed. Please email the Office of International Education at email@example.com, if you would prefer this method.