Apply Online


Apply using the online application form

  1. 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.
  2. 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. When you apply online, you make a secure credit card payment at the same time.

Complete the Online Application, then submit the following items to

  1. Passport Photo Page: Your name must appear on your Form I-20 exactly as it appears on your passport. You must submit a clear, full copy of your passport data page (face/photo page) before your immigration documents can be issued.
  2. PDF iconDownload and complete the Certificate of Finance: 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 form.
  3. A bank letter or bank statement must be submitted to verify that the required amount of funding is available.

Transfer Student Instructions

All transfer students need to submit these additional items to

  • Current Visa
  • Current I-20
  • Current I-94 or Entry Stamp

All application materials can be scanned and e-mailed to or faxed to (415) 422-2353.

Contact Info

Intensive English Program

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St. KA 204
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
(415) 422-2120 (415) 422-2353