ESL Institute/Office of Global Engagement

O'Dowd Hall, Room 326
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(location map)
Phone: (248) 364-8803
Fax: (248) 370-3587

How to Apply

How to Apply to the ESL Institute

Applicants may apply with a paper application (links below). The materials necessary for application will depend upon the current status of the applicant in the U.S. Please read the following instructions carefully to make sure that all required information is submitted.

International Students with an F-1 Visa

For all international students who need an F-1 visa or who are transferring from another university in the U.S. need the following documentation:

Application (If link does not work, email for an application)

Please note that tuition for ESL courses will be $825 per course beginning Winter 2020.

Upon submission of your application, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pay for shipping fees for your admittance packet.

Additional forms for F-1 visa holders

If dependents will be accompanying the new student:

If transferring from another institution in the United States, international students need the following additional forms 

International Students (other than F-1)

Applicants who are currently in the U.S. who do not need an F-1 visa need the following documentation. (This includes U.S. citizens, B-2 visa holders, permanent residents or green card holders.)

1. Application (page one only)

2.  Copy of visa status/passport, I-94 and visa or all documents related to visa status.

Mail or fax completed and signed original application with required documents to:

Kathleen Gnau
ESL Program Coordinator
ESL Institute
Office of Global Engagement
O'Dowd Hall Room 326
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309
Fax: 248.370.3587

For questions, you may call: 248.364.8803 or email