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International Application and Requirements

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 email, mail or in-person. Once you submit an on-line application, you will receive an email with your Student ID Number and email address.  You can then email your supplemental documents to elac_iso@elac.edu. 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 Student On-Line Application
Directions for International Student 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 allredjp@elac.edu or send a message to Wechat ID: teacherjeremy for assistance and information after all supplemental documents have been submitted.
  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 MyCollege.laccd.edu 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. Unofficial transcripts from all previous US colleges, universities, and high school.  Official transcripts are required to be mailed directly to our college at a later time. (Transfer Students Only)
  12. Personal Statement: explain your educational goal or reason to continue your education (Transfer Students Only)
    • Student who have completed a degree such as an Associate/Bachelor’s degree or higher
    • 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: @email

Admission Decision

  1. New students will receive an acceptance letter and an I-20.
  2. Transfer students will receive provisional acceptance letter to be submitted to current school to request for SEVIS record transfer to ELAC.
  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 Student On-Line Application
  2. Submit the Part Time Application - Concurrent Enrollment at ELAC along with required documentation to the International Student Program via email to elac_iso@elac.edu. (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 Student Program (G1-101).
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099
Phone: (323) 265-8796 or email: @email.

Contact Information

Office Hours and Location

Monday to Thursday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 9:00AM-1:00PM                                            Saturdays, Sundays and College Holidays: Closed

The International Student Program is located in G1-101


Email: @email
Phone: (323) 265-8796

When emailing, please provide your Full Name and Student ID Number.