Thank you for considering East Los Angeles College - International Student Admissions. The application must be submitted on-line and the supplemental documents can be submitted via scan/email/mail or in-person. Once you submit an on-line application, you will receive an email with information on how to submit your supplemental documents. Your application will be processed once ALL documents are received. Allow up to two weeks (excluding weekends and holidays) for processing.

Step 1:

To access our on-line application, please click on this link:
East Los Angeles College International Students On-Line Application

Directions for International Students On-Line Application

Application deadlines:
Semester Outside the U.S. Within the U.S.
Spring November 15 January 2
Fall July 1 August 1

Step 2:

Given the current COVID-19 situation, the International Student Office is Closed for in person services. We will be responding to emails.

Listed below are the supplemental documents needed to be completed in order to be admitted to East Los Angeles College.

  1. One passport-sized photo
  2. Minimum TOEFL score of 450 (IBT 45) (CBT 133), or higher (ELAC code is 4296), OR IELTS 4.5 or higher, OR iTEP 3.0 or higher, OR Official STEP Eiken 2A grade level or higher (Japanese students only), OR Duolingo 75 or higher, OR completion of the highest level from a US language school.
    Note: Due to the many changes/cancellations of tests offered by some official testing centers, our college would like to temporarily offer an English Proficiency Video Examination. Please email to or send a message to Wechat ID: teacherjeremy for assistance and information.
  3. Most recent three years of Academic Records/Transcript
  4. Financial Affidavit form
  5. Confidential Financial Statement showing a minimum balance of U.S. $22,000
  6. US $50.00 money order, non-refundable application processing fee made out to ELAC-ISO
  7. Guardian Statement - student who is under the age of 18 must have a guardian in the United States (click to view: form)
  8. Copy of current Passport, I-94 and visa stamp, (Transfer Students Only)
  9. All current and previous status documents (I-20, DS-2019, etc) (Transfer Students Only)
  10. Student Status Verification Form: completed by student(Transfer Students Only)
  11. Mail official transcripts from all previous US colleges, universities, and high school (Transfer Students Only)
  12. Personal Statement: explain your educational goal or reason wish to continue your education (Transfer Student Only)
    1. Student who have completed degree such as an Associate/Bachelor’s degree or higher
    2. Student who do not have active F1 student status or who do not have minimum 2.00 grade point average requirement

All documents submitted must be translated and certified into English scan/email to our department email:

Admission Decision

  1. New students will receive an acceptance letter and an I-20.
  2. Transfer students will receive provisional acceptance letter and a Notice of Intent to Transfer form. The first half of the form should be completed by the student and the second half needs to be completed by the previous college/university/language school.
  3. Students outside the US should contact their local US Consulate/Embassy to arrange for student visa (F-1) processing.

Report to East Los Angeles College

Students should try to arrive 3 weeks before the start of the session applied for.

Step 3:


Submit Concurrent Enrollment @ ELAC checklist item (Download Form Here) after submitting your online application, please submit the checklist item to the International Student Office (G1-101) or sent via email to

Note: All applicants are not able to add classes during registration period will require a permission code issued by the ELAC instructor after class in session.


If you have any questions, please contact the International Students Admission (G1-101)
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099
Tel: 323-265-8796 or Fax: 323-260-8192 or email: