2024-2025 Brenau University Catalog 
    Jul 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Brenau University Catalog

English Language Institute

The English Language Institute serves non-native English speakers in reaching their educational and/or professional goals through English instruction with a focus on learning English for Academic Purposes. Classes provided through the ELI are non-credit bearing. Please click on the links below for more information about the programs that the ELI offers.

Intensive English Program        

Pathway Program     

ELI Mission: To provide English language learners with opportunities and skills that aid in the development of English proficiency in preparation for admission to a degree program at Brenau University and/or to enhance proficiency for professional pathways.

ELI Student Handbook: Students are provided with access to the ELI Student Resources Canvas once they are enrolled, which houses the Student Handbook. This handbook is regularly updated.


Application Process

Visa Application Process:

Brenau is authorized under the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to enroll non-immigrant students. Applicants needing a student visa must complete the admissions procedures outlined below before a Form I-20 will be issued. Conditional enrollment is not permitted for students requesting an I-20. Students requiring an F1 student visa are not eligible for admission to Online Studies. 

Credential Evaluations:

Admission to a Brenau Undergraduate or Graduate program requires an official course-by-course evaluation of all international transcripts and coursework to be completed by a NACES-accredited evaluation agency. While admission to the ELI does not require a NACES-accredited evaluation of international transcripts, it is still strongly suggested that students submit transcripts evaluated by a NACES-accredited agency to the ELI if they intend to enroll in Brenau after their completion of the IEP or Pathway Program. This will ensure a streamlined process from ELI enrollment to Brenau credit-bearing courses.

Financial Requirements:

All international students, residential and commuting, must have sufficient funds to pay full university tuition fees, textbooks, living expenses, transportation expenses, health insurance and other incidental expenses while attending a university in the United States. Documentary evidence of means of financial support must be provided to Brenau for enrollment purposes and issuance of the Form I-20. This evidence is also required by the United States Embassy or Consulate when applying for a student visa to enter this country.

United States Immigration and Naturalization Service Laws and Regulations: 

It is the student’s responsibility to know and to comply carefully with all non-immigrant visa requirements as stated under the United States laws under Section 101 (a) (15) (F) (I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.


Tuition and Fees

Financial Information-Undergraduate  

Financial Aid

Financial aid is currently not available for ELI students. Upon matriculation to a graduate or undergraduate degree program, students would be eligible for financial aid in accordance with university guidelines.