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Placement tests are given during orientation and will determine in which level you will begin. In order to be successful in the CIEP, students should have previous study of English with at least two years in high school (secondary school) or a full year in a university within the past five years. Students entering Level 1(elementary) must be able to speak, understand, write and read simple English sentences before coming to Capital.
New students take the English Placement Test (EPT) and write a sample composition before they begin classes. The results of these tests and an oral interview determine which level in the program is the best placement.
**Occasionally, based on student need, a Basic Level (pre-Elementary) is offered. Details descriptions of all IEP classes can be found in the CIEP Student Handbook.
The fall and spring semesters are each 16 weeks (24 hours each week).The summer semester is 12 weeks (25 hours each week).FALL 2020 Orientation: August 18-19, 2020Classes begin: August 24, 2020SPRING 2021Orientation: January 7-8, 2021Classes begin: January 11, 2021SUMMER 2021Orientation: TBDClasses begin: TBD
Tuition and fees
If you wish to study on an F-1 (Student) visa, you must be enrolled full time. If you have a different immigration status, it is possible to study part time. However, please note that all classes meet five days a week, Monday – Friday.
If you wish to study on an F-1 (Student) visa, you must be enrolled full time. If you have a different immigration status, it is possible to study part time. However, please note that all classes meet five days a week, Monday – Friday.Students who need an I-20 must submit financial documentation for the length of their study. For example, students planning to study English for one semester need to show $14,928. Students planning to study a full academic year one year need to show $29,856.
ESL students can live in one of the university residence halls or apartments, or they can live off campus. On-campus residence halls are most appropriate for students 17-23 years old. Space is limited, so it is important to apply early. There is no University housing for married students.
Apply NowFor details, see Housing and Transportation or the section on Housing in the tab below, After you are admitted.
FALL SEMESTER: Apply before June 1SPRING SEMESTER: Apply before October 1SUMMER SEMESTER: Apply before March 1The deadlines are flexible for students already in the U.S.
For F-1 visa students, proof of funds to study in the form of current bank statements and an Affidavit of Support from the International Student Application Packet. Download the packet on our website. Students who need an I-20 must submit financial documentation. Students planning to study ESL for one semester need to show $13,252. Students planning to study a full academic year need to show $26,504.
In addition to the standard application materials required, students transferring to Capital University from another U.S. institution must submit the following:
If you have additional question about the International Admissions process, please contact:
Sofia Closson, International Admissionssclosson@capital.edu 614-236-6225
After You're Admitted
Congratulations on your acceptance! Once you are accepted to study in the CIEP, there are a number things you need to be aware of. To help you prepare to attend Capital University, we will send you the Pre-Arrival Guide for International Students. It will tell you what to expect and how to prepare before you leave home.
For more information, visit The Center of Global Education. And read the information that follows about the steps you now need to take before joining us at Capital.
When your application has been approved, you will receive an email message from the Admissions Office asking how we should send your I-20 to you. Please reply to the email immediately. Choose one of the following options:1. Express mail ($40-$100, depending upon your country):