English Language Institute

The English Language Institute (ELI) at Seminole State College is a 7-level, non-credit program designed for non-native speakers of English who wish to improve their English to meet their academic or personal goals.  ELI students study on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, Monday-Thursday from 9:00-2:00. For current tuition information, please visit the ELI website .


For detailed admission information and requirements, ELI applicants should visit the ELI website.  All application materials are submitted by email directly to the ELI office.

The ELI accepts full-term students on F-1 international student visas as well as short-term students with other non-immigrant visas, U.S. residents, and citizens.

F-1 students are required to study a minimum of 18 hours per week for at least one full semester.  Continuing students must complete two full semesters before taking an annual break. Entry dates are August, January, and May.  Students on F-1 visas must purchase health insurance from the College's provider prior to enrolling in classes and maintain coverage throughout the year.  F-1 students who wish to transfer from another language program must apply and fill out a transfer form, available on the ELI website.

Non-F-1 students may study up to 16 hours per week for a minimum of one month.  Entry dates are monthly, January-November; application and registration may be completed up to one week before classes begin.   Health insurance is not required. Application materials and information can be found on the ELI website.