How to Apply



  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a High School Diploma or its equivalent (GED)
  • Must complete an Admissions Application for Shepherd University
  • Take the school’s placement test prior to the start of the ESL Program
  • A copy of Passport
  • $60 application fee (Non-refundable); payable by check or cashier’s check (for international applicants)
  • $75 processing fee for the requisite I-20 Student Visa


For International Students: It is highly recommended that you visit our school at least 7 days before the starting date indicated on your I -20. For enrollment bring the following documents:

  • A copy of your Passport
  • I-20
  • A copy of your F-1 Student Visa
  • Your address and phone number in the United States
  • Payment for tuition


*For further details, see University Application Process.
*For questions or assistance, please contact SU ESL Department at (323) 550 – 8888 (ext. # 8630) or email us at