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Admission Procedures


Admission Procedures- Intensive English Program

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Admission to the University of Houston-Downtown English Language Institute is open to most non-native speakers who have completed their higher/secondary school education. We seldom accept minors (students below 18 years of age); contact us first. To apply for admission to the English Language Institute followed by academic study, students must submit:
  • Completed and signed International student application form,
  • An Affidavit of Support, completed and signed by the financial sponsor and sent by mail.
  • Original letter from sponsor's bank indicating the sponsor's ability to pay for student expenses, sent by mail
  • Admission fee of $60.00 ($100.00 late application fee) paid by credit card authorization form, cashier's check, money order, personal check, payable to the University of Houston-Downtown. Note: Personal checks must be in U.S. dollars and imprinted with the account holder's name and address.
  • Copy of high school diploma, sent by mail.
  • Copy of passport pages that show student's identification information and passport expiration date.
  • Students who are not yet 18 years old must submit a notarized Guardianship Form. This form names a guardian:
    • Who lives in the U.S.
    • Is over the age of 18
    • Has permission to make emergency decisions for the minor student
  • Students who applied for their residency but have not yet had their interview and who do not have a passport stamp for temporary resident admission to the United States are treated as international students in terms of tuition. For more information, ready Apply to UHD.


Residents and Citizens of the U.S.

Residents and citizens can register for English Language Institute classes with the following data:

  • Proof of high school graduation
  • Residency card (green card) or proof of citizenship
  • $40.00 non-refundable application fee

Admission Procedures- Intensive English Program

All trainees are eligible for Business English classes if they are 18 years of age or older. Classes tailored to a specific company's needs or to a specific trainee require approval by the Business English Coordinator before admission is granted.


For additional information, or if you have any questions, please telephone, write, FAX, or email us at:

English Language Institute
University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street, Suite 417 South
Houston, Texas 77002 USA

Telephone: 1-713-221-8047
Fax: 1-713-223-7477




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Last updated or reviewed on 11/26/14

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