Sinclair Community College’s Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, English Now!, is designed to help students whose first language is not English. The program serves the local immigrant population as well as international students with F-1 visas. F-1 visa students must enroll through the English Now! Intensive ESL Program.
Our intensive ESL program focuses on the skill areas of:
You will be in class for 21 hours a week.
We provide three levels of English instruction:
When you arrive you will be tested for placement in the appropriate level.
The cost of the classes relates to the number of credits assigned to each. For example, the current rate for F-1 visa students is $299.40 per credit. F-1 visa students in the English Now! program must take 15 credits per semester. Therefore, the current cost per semester is 15 x $299.40 = $4,491. Note that this amount does not include the cost of books and living expenses.
Applying to Sinclair’s English Now! Intensive ESL Program is easy. Please read carefully and follow these steps to apply:
|Semester||Deadline to Apply|
|SPRING 2020 (start January 2, 2020)||November 15, 2019|
|SUMMER (starts May 5, 2020)||April 3, 2020|
|FALL (starts August 18, 2020)||July 17, 2020|
|SPRING 2021 (starts December 29, 2020)||November 13, 2020|
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.
Successful completion of a secondary/high school program is required for admission. Please upload copies of the following:
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.
Please upload a copy of your passport photo/information page.
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:
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.
Paper Application: A paper version of this application is available, if needed. Please email the Office of International Education at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would prefer this method.