How to Apply
Step 1: Obtain a financial guarantee letter.
This letter must show proof of at least $25,000 USD or the equivalent in your country's currency to pay for tuition and fees upon arrival to the United States. This letter is required by the U.S. government to issue your visa documents.
Step 2: Submit the online application.
You must be prepared to submit the following documents with your online application:
- Financial guarantee letter
- Dependent (child or spouse) information
- High school transcripts
- English proficiency test score
- Agent information
Step 3: Pay the $125 online application fee.
The application fee can be paid online with a credit card or via a bank transfer.
Start your application
If your primary purpose for entering the United States is to study, you must obtain an F-1 student visa. To get your F-1 visa, you must:
- Wait for your official I-20 document. This will be administered by ASU Global Launch after you apply to the program and pay the application fee. This form will be electronic.
- After you receive our SEVIS form I-20, process your SEVIS Form I-901 and your SEVIS fee.
- Apply for a non-immigrant visa, DS-160. After you complete your DS-160, print and save the DS-160 barcode page.
- Schedule a visa interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate near you. Each consulate has different wait times. You can view the wait times in your area online.
- Pay your non-immigrant visa application fees before your visa interview.
- Prepare for your visa interview. Please read all information provided by the U.S. embassy or consulate that you will visit.
Transfer students are F-1 students who are already studying in the United States and would like to change schools. If you who wish to transfer to the ASU-USA Pathways program, please apply to the ASU-USA Pathways program and then contact your student advisor at your current school.
- Download and print the F-1 Status Verification form, sign it, and ask your current school's student advisor to complete it.
- Tell your student advisor that you want to transfer to the ASU-USA Pathways program. You should tell your advisor BEFORE you finish your current program.
- Submit your online application, application fee, passport copy and statement of financial guarantee.
- Send a copy, or have your advisor send a copy, of the completed F-1 Status Verification form to Global Launch.
Questions? Contact us!
Defer Your Application
If you have been admitted to the Global Launch intensive English program, but cannot attend the session you applied for, you must "defer" your application.
When you defer your application, you tell us that you would like to change your attendance to a later session. If you defer your application, your admission into the Global Launch program will be valid and you will not be required to pay the application fee again.
Your SEVIS I-20 document is only valid for 30 days after your SEVIS start date. If you do not defer your application within 30 days of your SEVIS start date, you will be required to submit a new online application and pay the $125 application fee again. You can find your SEVIS start date on the I-20 document you received from Global Launch.
To defer your application, you must email GlobalLaunch@asu.edu and include the following information:
- Your full name as listed in your passport
- Your ASU ID number
- The session to which you want to defer your attendance
Session dates and deadlines
Global Launch offers 5 intensive English program sessions per year. Learn more about our upcoming session dates and deadlines.