English as a Second Language

Listed below are the documents required for admission in ESL program. Please make sure to include all the documents listed below in your application envelope.

  • Official Application. Download it here PDF
  • Official High School Diploma or University Degree Sheet
  • Official Transcript
  • Contact your International Student Advisor and submit this form if you are a transferring from another U.S. institution.
  • $100 Application Fee
  • Official Bank Letter showing $22,000 US dollars
  • If a student is sponsored by someone other than his/her parents, the following two letters are required:
    • An official bank letter from the sponsor's bank showing sufficient fund that meets the sponsorship requirement.
    • A letter from student's sponsor stating that s/he is willing to sponsor the student with the student's complete name and date of birth on the letter.

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of one hundred dollars ($100) is required of every international applicant. Include an international money order or U.S. check made payable to the University of North Alabama or fill out the payment with credit card section in the application form. No wire transfers or application fee waivers.

Affidavit of Support

An original letter in English on official bank stationery must be submitted from a bank or other financial institution in which the sponsor of the student has savings deposits, certificates of deposit, money market certificates or other types of accounts containing readily available funds. This letter must provide a specific amount of funds; a letter without any amount is not acceptable. The minimum amount required in this letter must be equal to $22,000. Letters must be signed and dated within one year of the time the student plans to enroll. Financial sponsors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents must submit the I-134 Immigration form which can be printed from this website.