Apply to A.C.E. Language Institutes

Each A.C.E. Language Institute has a unique application process. To apply to A.C.E., first choose the institute location you wish to attend, and then follow the instructions below on how to apply.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact A.C.E. Enrollment Services by email at enroll@cultural.org or by phone: +1 206-217-9644 ext. 201. If you are using an agent, your agent may also contact us directly.

Eligibility: To enroll, students must be 17 years of age or older and submit all application documents and fees.

Apply Online to an A.C.E. Language Institute

Please select the institute location you would like to attend:

A.C.E. at Montana State University Apply Now
A.C.E. at Saint Francis University Apply Now
A.C.E. at Seattle Pacific University Apply Now
A.C.E. at the University of Rhode Island Apply Now

Detailed Application Instructions:

Apply to A.C.E. Language Institute at Montana State University
Apply to A.C.E. Language Institute at Saint Francis University

The intensive English program at Saint Francis University (SFU) is administered by A.C.E. Language Institutes. Students may apply for Conditional Admission, or apply to the Intensive English Program only.

Option 1: Apply for Conditional Admission to SFU
Apply directly to Saint Francis University as an international student who will attend the intensive English program. International students who are academically admissible to SFU but do not have sufficient language proficiency may be conditionally admitted and must complete Level 6 of the Intensive English program at SFU.

Option 2: Apply for the SFU Intensive English Program Only
Students can choose to apply to the Intensive English Program only and then decide later whether to apply to a university or return home.

Apply to A.C.E. Language Institute at Seattle Pacific University
  • Option 1: Apply online to A.C.E. at Seattle Pacific University
    Applying online is the fastest and easiest way to get enrolled at A.C.E. Click here to begin. Once you are enrolled, we will send you an I-20.
  • Option 2: Download a paper application form and submit by fax or mail.
Apply to A.C.E. Language Institute at the University of Rhode Island

This A.C.E. Language Institute is for international students who wish to attend URI for undergraduate programs, but do not yet meet the university's English language requirements. Students must be academically admissible to URI and complete Level 6 of the Intensive English program at A.C.E. Language Institute before attending the university.

If you are applying to the A.C.E. Language Institute at the University of Rhode Island, you will need to apply directly to the university and receive undergraduate conditional admission* using the Common Application.

Note on filling out the Common Application: Students seeking conditional admission* to URI are not required to submit the personal statement in English or TOEFL scores on the application. You may insert this phrase in the Common Application essay instead of writing your own essay: "I am applying for conditional admission to URI and want to attend the A.C.E. Language Institute." Please contact us if you need additional help filling out the application.

Please note - A completed application for Conditional Admission to the University of Rhode Island includes the following:

  • A completed Common Application - complete online or download
  • One letter of recommendation
  • $65 application fee
  • Copy of passport
  • Official secondary school transcripts; original documents or certified true copies of originals - NO scans, copies, or faxes accepted. If the documents are not in English, you must submit both an official and a certified English translation.
  • Students who have graduated from secondary school and have completed university level work must have transcripts of all university level coursework evaluated by a credential evaluation agency in order for URI to determine transfer credit.
  • Essay not required. Students seeking conditional admission to URI are not required to submit a personal statement in English. Insert the following phrase into the essay portion of the Common Application "I am applying for conditional admission to URI and want to attend the A.C.E. Language Institute."
  • Financial documentation is not required at the time of application, but will be required after admission. To expedite the process, you may submit them with your application materials. If you are a government-sponsored student, please submit a copy of the letter of support.
Send the materials listed above to:
URI Undergraduate Admission
14 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI 02881

For complete admission requirements please visit URI's International Student page.

* About Conditional Admission

Conditional admission means you have been accepted as an undergraduate to the host university pending your completion of A.C.E. Level 6. You can apply for undergraduate conditional admission to our host universities when you enroll at A.C.E. Language Institutes. To be accepted for conditional admission, you must meet the university's academic requirements.

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Visa Information

  • To enter the USA to study, you will need an F-1 Visa.
  • When you apply to A.C.E. or the host institution, you will be sent an I-20 document and an I-901 form. The I-20 tells the government where you will study.
  • To obtain an F-1 student visa, you will need to submit the I-901 form to SEVIS and then take the receipt along with your I-20 to the nearest US Embassy or consulate.
  • Please contact us if you would like to come on a Visa waiver.