How to Apply to IELI

Minimum Requirements

IELI applicants must be at least 17 years of age and have completed high school. (Exceptions are sometimes made for short-term study.) 

Applying to the IELI: Documents Needed

  1. An IELI Application Form
  2. Certification of Available Finances Form, indicating funding from all sources.
  3. A bank statement showing the most recent 3 months of activity.
  4. A copy of the personal page of your passport.
  5. A US$75 Application Fee (cashier's check or money order or Credit Card Authorization Form) payable to Creighton University. This is a one-time, non-refundable fee.
  6. A certified copy of your transcript(s) in English showing courses, grades and proof of secondary school completion.

E-mail, or Mail, or Fax Your Application Documents To:

Creighton University
Intensive English Language Institute
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska 68178 -- U.S.A.


Only completed applications will be processed!

Application Deadlines

The application deadline is two months before the beginning of the term:

  • April 15 for Summer 2016
  • June 15 for Fall 2016
  • November 15 for Spring 2017
  • March 15 for Summer 2017

Acceptance to IELI

Once accepted into IELI, you will receive an acceptance letter and an I-20 with further instructions. You will need those documents to apply for an entry visa at the nearest U.S. Embassy or consulate. Full-time students must enter the U.S. on a student visa, not a tourist visa. 

Before you can begin classes, you will need to email or fax your immunization records: print this form and have your doctor complete it. If you are UNDER AGE 19, your parent or guardian will need to complete this Consent to Treat form.

Admission to the Bridge Program & Creighton University

Admission to Creighton's IELI does not include admission to degree programs at Creighton University, including the Bridge to Creighton.  If you plan to enter Creighton University, you should apply for admission to the University.