Applicants to IEP must have completed their high school education and be at least 17 years of age. They are expected to be genuinely interested in studying English mainly for academic purposes. All applicants to IEP must provide:

  1. A copy of their High School Diploma
  2. A completed and signed Application form
  3. An application fee of $25 USD (non-refundable)

In addition to providing the items listed above, applicants requesting an I-20 for an F-1 visa must fill out the International Student Scholar Services (ISSS) I-20 request form and accompany it with a letter of financial support or a bank statement.

Applications and additional documents for an I-20 must be received 10 weeks before the beginning of the semester. The dates of study will be included in the I-20 form, which also serves as proof of admission.

Applicants provisionally admitted to another program or department at Catholic University, who have an I-20 from that program, must only fill out the application form and pay the application fee at least one week before the beginning of the semester.

Applicants already matriculated in another program or department at Catholic University, who plan to take English classes on a part-time basis, must fill out the Application Form and hand it in at registration time.

Transfers from another U.S. university or language school must download the transfer form and give it to the international student officials from the institution that issued the I-20. They, in turn, will fax it to the Catholic University's International Student Scholar Services Office (202-319-5894), as instructed at the bottom of the form.

Admitted students below the age of 26 are required by the District of Columbia law to provide a complete immunization record. Details here.