Application Process
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 APPLICATION PROCESS                                    

Step 1:  Complete Application & Gather Documents  - click here to find the application

  • A student must complete and sign the application 
  • Attach a copy of the inside of your passport
  • Attach a copy of your high school graduation certificate OR a copy of your university transcript or certificate
  • Include a recent passport size photo
  • Include a bank letter or financial statement that shows at least $9,000
  • Include application fee of $75.00 (credit card, check or cash)

          If any item listed above is not included we cannot process your application 

Step 2: Two ways to submit your complete application - either scan and email documents or mail to ECLA

  1.  Scan and email the complete application to: or 
  2.  Mail the complete application to:
                                                         El Camino Language Academy
                                                                  El Camino College
                                                                16007 Crenshaw Blvd.,  
                                                            Torrance, CA 90506   U.S.A.      

Step 3:  Receive Acceptance Packet & Form I-20 - review all documents sent by ECLA

  • Application will be reviewed by ECLA staff once it is received 
  • If accepted, an acceptance packet that includes your I-20  will be sent FedEx on address listed on application
  • When you receive your acceptance packet – read everything carefully and contact ECLA if you have any questions 

Step 4:  Pay SEVIS Fee Online

  • An I-20 is needed to pay the SEVIS fee
  • Included in your acceptance will be instructions on how to pay the SEVIS fee – 
  • After you pay the SEVIS fee, schedule an appointment at the nearest U.S. Consulate Office - you will need the receipt to make an appointment with the United States Embassy

Step 5: Schedule VISA Interview

  • Schedule your visa interview at the local United States Embassy in your home country
  • Appointments can be made once SEVIS fees are successfully paid
  • Appointments can only be given at the local U.S. Embassy in your home country
  • Read Tips on Visa Application before you go to your interview 
  • Be on time for this appointment!
  • During your appointment at the Consulate Office they will review your documents including your financial statement
  • Once approved, you will receive your F-1 visa in your passport


Completed Applications Only
Partial applications will not be accepted 
E-mail or mail documents to:

El Camino Language Academy
16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506 / U.S.A.
Telephone: (310) 660-6473  / Fax: (310) 808-1154
Other Telephone numbers: (310) 660-6465  /  (310) 660-6707
E-mail: or