International Programs

Applying to ELI


Thank you for your interest in our English Language Institute (ELI). Student who do not meet the minimum English language requirement to be admitted to UNCP can apply to UNCP’s English Language Institute (ELI) through the UNCP Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The minimum English language requirement for full admission into UNCP is a 520 on the paper-based TOEFL or a 68 on the Internet-based TOEFL.  See the TOEFL/IELTS Equivalency Chart. Students who do not meet the minimum English language requirement should apply to UNCP (to ensure that they meet all other admission requirements).

 Please send the following documents to the Department of Admissions

 1. Undergraduate Application Form 

2. $45 application fee

3. Certified and official English-language translations of your high school transcripts and/or exit exams 

4. Photocopy of identification page of passport

5.  Proof(s) of Financial Support (Financial support must be equal to or greater than a full year worth of tuition, fees and other living expenses.  See Tuition and Fees.  An I-20 visa document will not be produced unless proof of financial support is given.)

 After reviewing your application materials, the undergraduate admissions office will provide further information
on applying to ELI. If you are interested in a UNCP graduate program you should contact The UNCP Graduate School as well as the department in your field of study to receive appropriate details.


ELI students hanging out at the Chancellor's residence for the 2014 Chancellor's Cook Out.