Step 1: Obtain a financial guarantee letter (F-1 Students only)
This letter must show proof of at least $7,250 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.
If you are not an F-1 student, please begin at step #2.
Arizona law requires that all individuals under 18 years of age be given consent by a parent or legal guardian before they can receive any medical, surgical or psychiatric treatments. Arizona State University requires that a parental consent form be filled out and signed before enrolling anyone under 18 years of age.
If you are younger than 18-years-old and wish to be admitted to Global Launch, a required part of your application process is having your parent or legal guardian fill out, sign and submit a Parental Consent for Medical Care for Underage Students form. This is a requirement even if your program is online and you are not in Arizona as you will have access to ASU’s medical and counseling services that may be completed remotely or online.
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.
ASU Global Launch will also issue I-20 documents for your dependents when applicable. If you require an I-20 for a dependent, your financial guarantee must provide proof of an additional $1,750 for a spouse or $1,250 for a child.
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 Global Launch English program, please apply to the program, and then contact your student advisor at your current school.
Tell your student advisor that you want to transfer to the Global Launch English 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.
Defer Your Application
If you have been admitted to the Global Launch English Language Program but can not attend during the session that you applied for, you can still move toward your goal of learning English. You have many choices.
If you can not attend on campus, we suggest you join the Online Immersion program, which has the same teachers and learning outcomes as the on-campus program--from the comfort of your own home.
If you can not attend on campus, you may decide to wait for another session. When you defer your application, you change your admission to the next session. You will not be required to pay the application fee again, and can attend during the next session. However, this will impact your student immigration status.
Your SEVIS I-20 document is only valid for 30 days after your SEVIS start date. You can find your SEVIS start date on the I-20 document you received from Global Launch. If you defer your application within 30 days of your SEVIS start date, we will change your status to the new date.
If you can not attend on campus and can not attend Online Immersion, you may decide to take a Quick Launch course. These courses meet online 3 hours per week. Or, you may decide to take a self-paced course with no live class sessions. These are good ways to advance your English before you join a full-time program.