Applying to ELI

There are two ways students can join ELI

ELI students canoeing at Seeley lake

Regular Admission: Regular Admission allows students to apply directly to ELI. Students who apply for regular admission usually plan on studying English at ELI and then returning home. To apply for Regular Admission at ELI, APPLY NOW.

Conditional Admission: Conditional Admission is for students who want to study at the University of Montana (UM), but have not met UM's English requirements. Students who do not meet the required English language proficiency for full admission to the university, but who are academically qualified, can apply for Conditional Admission to UM. When students are conditionally admitted they will be required to attend ELI until they meet one of the appropriate English proficiency requirements below.  

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Test Requirement beginning Fall 2015
TOEFL iBT 70 (test offered at UM)
TOEFL PBT 525 (test offered at UM)
IELTS 6.0 (test not offered at (UM)
UM English Language Institute Recommendation from UM English Language Institute

Important: You can also apply for Conditional Admission. You do not have to apply to both ELI and UM if you want Conditional Admission. Please apply directly to UM for Conditional Admission.