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Here is all the information you should know!

Initial I-20

If you are a new student and live outside the U.S., and you plan to study at AEA for 8 weeks and more. You need an I-20 from Advance English Academy so you can apply for an F-1 visa before traveling to the U.S. to study.

What you need to do...

  1. Fill out an Application Form

  2. Prepare a copy of your passport

  3. Prepare a bank statement from you or your sponsor

  4. Prepare a copy of your High school or university certificate or transcript (It does NOT have to be in English)

  5. Application Fee: $100

  6. Placement Test Fee: $20

  7. International Processing Fee: $100 + optional mailing fees

Email all the documents to info@advanceesl.com or drop all the documents at AEA San Francisco School.

Once you're accepted...

Once our school has officially accepted you, we will mail you a Letter of Acceptance and an I-20.  

Pay the SEVIS fee before you make an appointment with the US Embassy, and visit the US Embassy’s website in your country to make an appointment. Applying as an F-1 student from outside the USA? Read more about the process here.

Have questions? 

Transfer I-20

If you live inside the U.S. and have an F-1 visa and I-20 from another school in the U.S.  You want to transfer your I-20 to Advance English Academy to study for 8 weeks and more.

What you need to do...

  1. Fill out an Application Form

  2. Prepare a copy of your passport 

  3. Prepare a copy of your current visa

  4. Prepare a copy of your most recent I-20

  5. Prepare a bank statement from you or your sponsor

  6. Prepare a copy of your High school or university certificate or transcript (It does NOT have to be in English)

  7. Application Fee: $100

  8. Placement Test Fee: $20

Email all the documents to info@advanceesl.com or drop all the documents at AEA San Francisco School.

Once you're accepted...

We will give you an acceptance letter and Transfer Form (for F-1 students). 

If you are an F-1 student, please give both documents to your current school so they can transfer your record to us.

Have questions?

Change of status

If you live inside the U.S. and have an F-1 visa and I-20 from another school in the U.S. You want to transfer your I-20 to Advance English Academy to study for 8 weeks and more.

What you need to do...

  1. Fill out an Application Form

  2. Prepare a copy of your passport 

  3. Prepare a copy of your current visa

  4. Prepare a copy of your most recent I-20

  5. Prepare a bank statement from you or your sponsor

  6. Prepare a copy of your High school or university certificate or transcript (It does NOT have to be in English)

  7. Application Fee: $250

Email all the documents to info@advanceesl.com or drop all the documents at AEA San Francisco School.

Once you're accepted...

We will give you an acceptance letter and issue you an I-20 to assist you in the visa status transition process.

Have questions?

Non F-1 VISA

Have an ESTA visa waiver, a B1/B2 Visitor visa, a J1 visa, or another non-immigrant visa status. You want to study at AEA for 4 weeks and more.

What you need to do...

  1. Fill out an Application Form

  2. Prepare a copy of your passport 

  3. Prepare a copy of your current visa and entry stamp to the U.S.

  4. Prepare a copy of your High school or university certificate or transcript (It does NOT have to be in English)

  5. Application Fee: $100

  6. Placement Test Fee: $20

Email all the documents to info@advanceesl.com or drop all the documents at AEA San Francisco School.

Once you're accepted...

We will give you an acceptance letter and schedule you to take the placement test. You will be able to start your classes in no time!

Have questions? 

Tips for registering for classes & paying tuition

Make sure you do your online placement test before the start of class. Tuition can be paid every four weeks. There is no refund for fees other than tuition (please see our Refund Policy for details on tuition refunds).

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Eligibility

ACCREDITED

Accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training)

APPROVED TO OPERATE BY THE BPPE

Approved to Operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the Ed. Code. 

We are authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

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