How to Apply

 Students in IELP study on Temple University’s campus.
Improve your English skills, interact with students from around the globe and learn about the U.S. in IELP at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

How to apply

Apply online in English: 

For assistance, follow these step-by-step instructions.

Apply online in your own language: 

Español | Spanish        日本語 | Japanese        한국어 | Korean        繁體中文 | Traditional Chinese        

简体中文 | Simplified Chinese       Português | Portuguese       Türkçe | Turkish       Tiếng Việt | Vietnamese       العربيـة | Arabic

Apply with a paper application:

Submit the following documents

  1. Paper application
  2. $100 non-refundable application fee (money order, bank check or traveler’s check)
  3. Documents needed for an I-20 (passport and financial documents


Temple University Intensive English Language Program
1700 N. Broad St., Suite 209
Philadelphia, PA 19121


+1(215) 204-3892

*Application fee must be mailed separately.

Important Information

Documents needed for an I-20 in order to obtain an F-1 student visa

  1. Photocopy of passport (name, date of birth and photo)
  2. A bank statement, bank letter or letter of sponsorship. The IELP requires original documents before we issue I-20 Forms.

Minimum funds required for tuition and living expenses

  • 1 session (2 months) = $7,250*
  • 6 months = $14,500*
  • 1 year of study = $29,000*

*If you are coming to the United States with a dependent (spouse or children), you must show additional financial support:  $4,000 per year for spouse; $2,500 per year for each child.

Learn more about financial documentation.

Do you already have a SEVIS number? If so, you are considered a transfer. As a transfer, you must submit a transfer recommendation letter from your current or previous school. After reviewing this form, our office can issue an admissions letter. It is your responsibility to ask your current or previous school to release your SEVIS record to Temple University.

Deferring Admission: If you are unable to attend the session that you have applied for, please complete the deferral request form.           

Access Temple is a program for conditionally admitted students that will prepare you to be a successful student at Temple University.

 How to Apply

If you are interested in Conditional Admission with Access Temple or Provisional Admission, you must apply directly to the International Undergraduate Admissions Office. According to your language ability, the Office of International Admissions will match you to the program that best fits your needs.  Complete the application process by following the steps below.

  1. Fill out one of these applications:
  2. Submit your academic documents.
    • Official high school transcript
    • Standardized test scores
    • Recommendation letters
  3. Submit your visa documents.

Mail all documents to:

International Admissions
1803 North Broad Street, Carnell Hall, Room 714
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122-6096

For additional information about how to apply for Conditional or Provisional Admission, visit our International Applicant page.