New Students

The American Language Program accepts online applications. It is best to apply as early as possible so you will have time to obtain an F-1 visa from the U.S. embassy or consulate in your country. ALP applications are processed when all required materials are received. An ALP staff member will confirm when we have received the necessary materials.

The application fee is $70 USD. This fee is required and payment should be included at time of application. You can make this payment with a credit or debit card by visiting  If you have any questions, please contact us at or call us at 614-292-1364.

Upon acceptance, an ALP staff member will notify you that your Form I-20 and letter of admission are ready to be sent to you. You can use this express mail service to receive these documents through DHL, UPS, or FedEx.

To complete the application, you will need the following information:

  • name, contact information, educational background
  • a scanned copy of your passport
  • evidence of financial support (e.g., bank statements, affidavit of financial support, scholarship letter from sponsor)
  • application fee ($70)

We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2022 and Summer 2022.

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Students Transferring In

If you are transferring to the ALP from another U.S. institution:

  1. Apply to the ALP by completing an online application. Wait for your Notice of Admission (ALP admission letter) to be sent to you.
  2. When you receive the “International Student Transfer Form” from Admissions, complete Section 1. Take the transfer form and ALP admission letter to the international student advisor at your current institution.
  3. Determine with the advisor what date you will finish your current program and include this date in Section 1.
  4. Ask the advisor to complete Section 2 and email the form to the Office of International Affairs at the Ohio State University, as indicated on the form. The advisor should also transfer your SEVIS record electronically on the date you have indicated in Section 1.

Note: Ohio State will be able to create a transfer I-20 for you no sooner than the next business day following the date your SEVIS record is released to us. It cannot be prepared until the day after the transfer release date.

Space in ALP is limited so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications are processed in the order they are received. Even if we receive your application before the deadline, there may not be a space for you for the academic term that you have applied for. If this is the case with your application, you may defer your application to the next academic term.

If you are leaving the U.S. before you begin your study at the ALP, be sure to have your new I-20 with a travel endorsement on page 3 before returning to the U.S. and while your F-1 visa is still valid. (The visa does not have to be renewed if it is still valid.)