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Thank you for your interest in the Intensive English Program offered by the University of San Francisco. Please follow these steps below to complete your application.

All Applicants Submit the Following Items to iep@usfca.edu:

IEP Application

Complete the application.

For online applicants: To apply for the program online you will need to create an account and choose application type, "Intensive English Program" in the drop down menu at the bottom of the page. Once you create an account, we’ll provide a checklist of information required to submit your application online. Fill out as much as you can, and save your progress until it’s complete. 

IEP Application Fee and Courier Service

As part of your application, a non-refundable $100 fee is required to cover the application and courier service (FedEx) fees to mail the I-20 / acceptance letter.
Please DO NOT send cash. If outside the United States, use an International Bank Draft (through a major bank in the United States in U.S. Dollars), Credit Card* valid in the U.S. (Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American  Express) or Money Order in U.S. dollars payable to: University of San Francisco. Please include your payment with your application.

Payment methods:

  • If you submit a paper application, you may pay by credit card HERE.

  •  When you apply online, you may make a secure credit card payment at the same time.

Passport Photo Page

Your name must appear on your Form I-20 exactly as it appears on your passport. You must therefore submit a copy of your passport data page (face/photo page) before your immigration documents can be issued.

Certificate of Finance and Bank Statement

  1. Download the Certificate of Finance Form All international students must submit a Certification of Finances showing that sufficient funds are available to pay for tuition and fees, housing and meals, health insurance, books, and personal expenses during their studies at USF before a Certificate of Visa Eligibility (Form I-20) can be issued. You, your parent, or sponsor must complete and sign the Certification of Finances Form.
  2. A bank letter or bank statement must be submitted to verify that the required amount of funding is available.

Transfer Students Submit These Additional Items to iep@usfca.edu:

  • Current Visa

  • Current I-20

  • Current I-94 or Entry Stamp


All application materials can be scanned and e-mailed to iep@usfca.edu or faxed to 415.422.2353