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Intensive English Program Admission

Full-time Student Application Instructions

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Full-time admission for classes at the English Language Institute is very easy. We can usually prepare and send you an I-20 within 72 hours of receiving your application.

Students must submit (1) an application, (2) financial certification, (3) a $75 application fee, and (4) a $20 non-refundable tuition deposit. Apply using the following:

We want to make coming to Mississippi State University as easy as possible for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

For detailed information about requirements and immigration needs, please refer to the Student Services section of the website.

Admission into MSU’s English Language Institute does not guarantee admission to a Mississippi State University degree program.

Direct Phone Number: 662-325-2648
Direct Fax Number: 662-325-4826
E-mail Address:

Physical and Express Mail Address:
English Language Institute
365 Barr Ave.
Memorial Hall Room 103
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Regular Mailing Address:
English Language Institute
P.O. Box 6268
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Refer-A-Friend Discount

Refer a friend

Save $500 off tuition when you bring a friend to the ELI!

Current non-credit ELI students who bring a family member or friend to study as a non-credit student at the English Language Institute will receive $500 off ELI tuition during their friend's first session. Only current non-credit students can receive the discount, and it is only valid for one session.

There is no limit to how many friends a student can refer, but only one current student can receive the discount for each new student. The friend must indicate that he or she heard about the ELI from the current student on the original application. Funds are credited to students' tuition balances, and no money will be paid directly to students. In addition, credits cannot exceed a student's current tuition rate or be credited to the next session.

For part-time application instructions, click here.