Thank you for considering East Los Angeles College - International Student Admissions. The application must be submitted on-line and the supplemental documents can be submitted via scan/email/mail or in-person. Once you submit an on-line application, you will receive an email with information on how to submit your supplemental documents. Your application will be processed once ALL documents are received. Allow up to two weeks (excluding weekends and holidays) for processing. See below for Part Time Applications.

Step 1:

To access our on-line application, please click on this link:
East Los Angeles College International Students On-Line Application

Directions for International Students On-Line Application

Application deadlines:
Semester Outside the U.S. Within the U.S.
Spring November 15 January 2
Fall July 30 August 1

Step 2:

Listed below are the supplemental documents needed to be completed in order to be admitted to East Los Angeles College.

  1. Passport copy
  2. Minimum TOEFL score of 450 (IBT 45) (CBT 133), or higher (ELAC code is 4296), OR IELTS 4.5 or higher, OR iTEP 3.0 or higher, OR Official STEP Eiken 2A grade level or higher (Japanese students only), OR Duolingo 75 or higher, OR completion of the highest level from a US language school.
    Note: Due to the many changes/cancellations of tests offered by some official testing centers, our college would like to temporarily offer an English Proficiency Video Examination. Please email to or send a message to Wechat ID: teacherjeremy for assistance and information.
  3. Most recent three years of Academic Records/Transcript
  4. Financial Affidavit form
  5. Confidential Financial Statement showing a minimum balance of U.S. $24,000
  6. US $50.00 non-refundable application processing fee.  Fee can be paid online through the website or with money order made out to ELAC-ISO.
  7. Guardian Statement - student who is under the age of 18 must have a guardian in the United States (click to view: form)
  8. Copy of current visa and I-94 (Transfer Students Only)
  9. All current and previous status documents (I-20, DS-2019, etc) (Transfer Students Only)
  10. Student Status Verification Form: completed by student (Transfer Students Only)
  11. Mail official transcripts from all previous US colleges, universities, and high school (Transfer Students Only)
  12. Personal Statement: explain your educational goal or reason to continue your education (Transfer Students Only)
    1. Student who have completed a degree such as an Associate/Bachelor’s degree or higher
    2. Student who do not have active F1 student status or the minimum 2.00 grade point average requirement

All documents must be officially translated into English and emailed to:

Admission Decision

  1. New students will receive an acceptance letter and an I-20.
  2. Transfer students will receive provisional acceptance letter and a Intent to Transfer In form. The first half of the form should be completed by the student and the second half needs to be completed by the previous college/university/language school.
  3. Students outside the US should contact their local US Consulate/Embassy to arrange for student visa (F-1) processing.

Report to East Los Angeles College

Students should try to arrive 3 weeks before the start of the session applied for.


1. Submit the East Los Angeles College International Students On-Line Application 

2. Submit the Part Time Application - Concurrent Enrollment at ELAC along with required documentation to the International Student Office via email to (Download Form Here)

Note: Applicants are not able to add classes online once classes have begun. A permission code must be issued by the ELAC instructor in order to add online.


If you have any questions, please contact the International Students Office (G1-101).
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099
Tel: 323-265-8796 or email: