English as a Second Language (ESL)

Concord University offers year round ESL courses, offering instruction in reading, writing, speaking and TOEFL preparation.  Concord University is an official PTB TOEFL testing site, exams are available at mid-term and at the end of each semester.  Once the student has achieved a score of 500 on the institutional TOEFL and the student is academically eligible for a degree program.

Follow these steps to apply for international freshman admission to Concord University

Complete an Online Application

Submit Required Documents for Admission

1.  Secondary School Transcripts

Send an official or certified copy of your transcript in English to Concord University’s Office of Admissions.  If your school or institution is unable to  provide you with an English translation please consider one of the following options:

2.  College or University Transcripts

Send an official copy of college or university transcripts, if applicable.  Students applying for ESL + Bachelors degree must submit an official evaluation from ECE or WES in order to be considered for admission.  An evaluation is not required if applying for ESL only.  

3.  Explanation of Educational Gaps

For students who have large gaps in their educational history a personal statement detailing activities (work, volunteer, travel, etc) since last enrolled as a fulltime student will be required.

Documents Required to Obtain Form I-20

Most international students will be required to enter the United States with an F-1 student visa.  In order to issue the Form I-20 you will need to submit a Confidential Statement of Financial Support and/or supporting bank documentation indicating sufficient funding to attend Concord University for at least one year.  Students enrolled in ESL will be issued a Language Training Form I-20, valid for two years.  Students from high risk countries may be required to submit the first semesters tuition, room and board payment before the Form I-20 is released.

Financial Statement

Typically a letter or statement from a bank that lists a specific amount of liquid assets will be enough to obtain a Form I-20. A financial statement should list a minimum balance of $30,449 USD. Financial information must be no older than 6 months, prior to the start of your ESL courses. Only official original documents will be accepted.  Students must show update proof of financial funding when moving from ESL to degree seeking program.  Click here to download the 2018-2019 Confidential Statement of Funds.

Copy of current passport valid for at least 6 months prior to study

Outline of Costs at Concord for One Year of Study

Tuition and Fees $17,486
Room and Board $9,374
Miscellaneous (Insurance, Transport, Books, etc.) $5,153
Total $32,013

Please Submit All Of Your Documents To:

Concord University
Office of Admission
P.O. Box 1000
Athens, WV 24712