The English Language Institute
Queens College of the City University of New York
How to apply to the ELI
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Part-time Program
Teaching English

Get all forms and information from this website or have the forms mailed to you. You CANNOT fax or e-mail any applications or forms. They MUST be sent through the mail.

Two ways to apply

1. Students who are currently in the United States (F-1 transfer students, citizens, permanent residents, etc.)

2. Students applying for an I-20

Admission to the ELI is separate from admission to Queens College. For information on applying to Queens College directly, visit the Queens College website at

Tuition and Refund Policy

Applying to Queens College or another college within the City University of New York  

Many of our students go on to study at Queens College or another college of the City University of New York. Princeton Review’s America ’s Best Value Colleges ranks Queens eighth in the nation for its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages for residents, and relatively low costs. Queens also ranks in the first tier in the category of “Best Universities-Master’s North” in U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges.

For more information and applications for admission to Queens College , contact the Queens College Admissions Office.

Jefferson Hall Lobby
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing , NY 11367 USA
Tel: 718-997-5600, Fax: 718-997-5617

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