You must have an e-mail address, so Admission Office can notify you the status of your application.
For Residents/Citizens of USA:
The application fee is $100 and is nonrefundable. This is to be submitted in U.S. currency by check, money order or U.S. dollars.
Admission Deadlines for an international student
APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED THREE MONTHS BEFORE THE START OF THE SESSION.
You should apply at least three months in advance of the session in which you choose to start your English studies. Applications completed after the deadline may not allow enough time to obtain a visa depending on the visa wait time in your country. In this case, your I-20 would have to be express mailed to you at your expense.
Admission Deadlines for Residents/Citizens of USA
We do not accept late applications. Please choose another session to apply for.
No, we do not require TOEFL scores.
The AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT FOR AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AT UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY is to be completed by the person who will be providing money for tuition, fees and living expenses, with an original bank statement or Tax return attached. Please note: If you are sponsoring yourself you will need to provide a letter from your bank showing the needed amount on deposit under your name. ALL FINANCIAL SUPPORT PAPERS MUST BE IN ENGLISH, SHOWING AMOUNTS IN U.S. DOLLARS.
Inasmuch as mailing time varies for each country, please allow several weeks for your
documents to be processed, returned to you in time for you to obtain your visa, and
still enable you to make travel arrangements. You should arrive here two weeks or
more before the first day of class for testing, advisement and registration. For an
additional fee, you can also ask to have your I-20 mailed to you by an express mail
Once you have received the I-20 form, you will need to apply for your F-1 (student)
visa at an American consulate or embassy in your country before coming to the U.S.
For locations of U.S. Consulates and Embassies, visit: http://usembassy.state.gov
Processing of the F-1 visa may take days or weeks, depending upon your area. Allow enough time for this process. For Visa Wait Time, find out athttp://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wait/wait_4638.html
For more details on Student Visa, see
Electronic Visa Application Form: http://evisaforms.state.gov/
No. We do not require advance tuition payment from students.
Tuition Payment Deadlines (Student Timetables):
More information on tuition deadlines can be found on the student timetable located
Note: Students must have tuition paid, financial aid awarded or be enrolled in a UVU Short Term Payment Plan to prevent their class schedule from being dropped for nonpayment. To access UVU’s online payment services, log on to UVLink and locate “Financing & Paying for Your Education” under the “Student” tab.
For Residents/Citizens of USA:
We accept credit cards, traveler's checks, cash (in person only), and personal checks.
More information at http://www.uvu.edu/cashier/paymentplus/index.html
Late Tuition Payment Fee:
The tuition refund policy is established by the Board of Regents and amended by each college/university to fit their programs. Utah Valley University refunds for students who withdraw from school or drop classes are calculated as follows:
Thereafter, the refund periods for instructional cycles other than the semester are
extrapolated from the above schedule.
A Petition to the Refund Policy Form is available on the Web or can be obtained from the office of the Registrar.
Whether you’re looking for game rooms and a swimming pool or more quiet and simple
living arrangements, you’ll find yourself surrounded by both at UVU. Although there
is no on-campus housing, many apartment complexes offer free shuttle service to get
you to and from school, while others are located within walking distance. If you choose
to live farther away, simply ride Utah Transit Authority (UTA) buses with your valid
Visit the UVU housing Web site at http://www.uvu.edu/housing, or call the Campus Housing office at (801) 863-8659.
Though the ESL Program does not require students to have medical coverage while attending
school, we strongly encourage you to have health insurance while studying in the United
For more information about the Utah Valley University, Student Health Services visit http://www.uvu.edu/studenthealth/
If you do not already have health insurance from your country, you may purchase health insurance through private insurance companies of your choice. For more detailed information, visit the following websites:
Classes generally range from 12-20 students per class, with a mixture of people from many parts of the world. You might have students from your country in your class, and this isn't a problem at all as long as students work hard to use only English and meet other people in the community.
During each session, F-1 students must be in classes for 20 hours per week (or four classes). The length of study depends on the level in which the student is placed.
Yes. While you are enrolled in the ELL program, you can work on-campus up to 20 hours per week during the school year. In order to work on-campus, you must apply for work authorization through the International Student Services. *If you have any questions about this application process, please feel free to contact the International Student Services Advisors
Our program length depends on the level in which you are placed. Our program length is one year but if you are unable to finish your coursework, you may acquire an extension before your I-20 End Date. Your I-20 may be renewed/extended for up to one year.
Yes. You may transfer to another school in the U.S. after successfully completing one or two sessions at the ESL Program, unless you are on academic or attendance probation.
This is a common question. Of course, this depends in which level you begin. Students who start in the Basic Level will need at least five semester (approx.- 2 years) to complete the program but there are many factors that affect a person's ability to learn English including any previous study, motivation, natural ability, and use of English here in Utah. Unfortunately, some students and parents believe that just being in the US or Utah will guarantee that one will learn the language, and this isn't necessarily true. The more students apply what they are learning outside of class, the greater their chances of learning English well. The only secrets to success we have always found to be true are hard work and dedication.
Arrange your travel plans so you arrive a two weeks before the New Student Orientation
meeting. This will give you an early start to get used to local time, weather, food,
etc. You may arrive to the U.S. no more than 30 days before the program start date.
Check out the Official U.S. Customs website to see what you can or cannot bring with you when entering the United States.
To learn more about Utah, please visit the official website of the State of Utah. http://www.utah.gov/about/quickfacts.html or see our About Utah page.
For more information about Utah Valley University,
visit http://uvu.edu/visitors/ and http://www.uvu.edu/futurestudents/