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  • If you have completed your high school studies, you are eligible to attend the IELP.
  • No English test scores are required for admission. When you arrive, you will be tested and placed in an appropriate class level

  • Must have a valid passport.

  • Au Pairs are required to have their passport and a high-school diploma

  • Permanent residents are required to show proof of Pennsylvania residency, Puerto Rico or U.S. citizenship, and a high-school diploma

An F-1 visa is needed for you to study full-time at Temple University. With your I-20, you can apply for an F-1 student visa.  You will need to submit these documents when applying for an I-20:

  1.  A copy of your passport photo identification page

  2.  A copy of your high school diploma or proof of university attendance/graduation (transcript or diploma)

  3. Financial documentation - Provide A OR B below.

    A. a bank statement(s) that shows:

    1. the date of issuance and be less than 6 months old
    2. type of currency
    3. specific amount that is currently available in the account 
    4. the account holder's name on the document - If your financial documentation is not under your name, please have your sponsor complete the Affidavit of Support email to tcalcapps@temple.edu. AffidavitOfSupport.pdf

    B. sponsorship/scholarship letter

     4. TCALC program application


I-20 Financials 

Estimated Expenses

  • TCALC IELP 1 Session (7-week session): $7,946.00
  • TCALC IELP 2 Sessions (4 months, 2 7-week sessions): $15,892.00
  • TCALC IELP 3 Sessions (6 months, 3 7-week sessions): $23,838.00
  • TCALC IELP One academic year: $32,120.00

Note: If you are bringing a spouse, you need to show an additional $4,000, and if you are bringing a child you need to show $2,500 per child

Breakdown of Estimated Expenses per IELP session per person

  • Tuition and University Fees: $3,846
  • Living Expenses: $3,600
  • Miscellaneous: $500



Transfer to the IELP in 3-easy steps!

STEP 1: Ask your current school to complete your transfer request form.

STEP2: Submit two (2) completed documents: 

STEP 3: Await your approval! If your documents are approved, you will receive a new I-20 from TCALC!

Questions? Contact us at tcalcapps@temple.edu


Are you unable to come to the IELP right now? Do you need to defer your admission?

If you are unable to attend the session that you have applied for, please Request to Defer

Please Note: You have a limited number of times to defer, please consult via ielpapps@temple.edu to discuss your eligibility

Click here for 10 Tips to help you prepare for your visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate in your home country.