Applying to ELI

ELI students canoeing at Seeley lake

There are two ways students can join ELI.

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 to ELI, complete our ELI Application.

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 Spring/Summer 2015 Requirement Fall 2015
TOEFL iBT 61 (test offered at UM) 70 (test offered at UM)
TOEFL PBT 500 (test offered at ELI) 525 (test offered at UM)
IELTS 5.5 (test not offered at UM or ELI) 6.0 (test not offered at (UM)
UM English Language Institute Recommendation from 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.