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Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to La Salle University’s English Language Institute. It is our goal to help you fulfill your educational dreams while here in the USA. Below is a list of all required documents and information you will need to send to the English Language Institute to complete your file and have your Visa processed.

We will need to see proof of your financial resources to study at La Salle University (SACM sponsored scholarship holders, please go to #2 below). For all others, proof must be in the form of an original/ official bank statement, or an official letter from the bank verifying funds are available and will be provided to the student for his or her study at the ELI of La Salle University. Your bank must mail this information directly to La Salle University. We cannot accept scanned or faxed copies of bank information.

Please mail, to:
Mary Zaharczuk
International Institute, St. Mutien Hall
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA


  1. Original Bank Statement or Bank Letter must show:

  2. a. The name of the account holder (either your name or the name of the person who will pay for your studies) written in English.

    b. The date (the bank statement must be no more than 5 months old). Note: The student must request the amount shown in U.S. dollars which can be handwritten on the bank statement. Use an online currency converter if necessary: or

    c. IMPORTANT- Your I-20 will be issued only for the number of terms for which you can show sufficient funds.
  3. Financial Guarantee / Letter of Sponsorship - SACM Students:

This is only necessary if someone else (embassy, cultural mission) will pay for your studies. Please send a scanned copy of your Financial Guarantee via email to:

  1. Certificate of Financial Responsibility (CFR):

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ALL students must complete and return this form to the ELI. This form can be filled out by the student, scanned, and emailed to the ELI at

  1. A Copy of Your Passport

This must include the cover and the inside page showing passport number and photo. Please scan and email to

  1. I-20 Transfer Form (if you are currently studying in the USA on an I-20)

If you are currently in the USA with an I-20, please fill out the I-20 Transfer form and take to your current English Language Program. They must complete the requested information and fax this form directly to La Salle University. The fax number is on the form.

Visa/I-20 Processing

Shortly after we have received all of the above requested documents, you will hear from the University DSO and International Education Coordinator, Vanessa Cintron, regarding your I-20. For Visa or general immigration questions, please contact Vanessa at

Other Questions?

Contact the ELI Admissions Office at or call 215.991.2600.