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American English Institute

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Application Deadlines

Session Session Dates Application Deadline
Summer 2021 June 1 - July 23 April 2, 2021
Early Fall 2021   August 16 – October 8 June 18, 2021
Late Fall 2021 October 11 – December 3 August 13, 2021
Fall 2021 August 16 – December 3 June 18, 2021
Early Spring 2022 January 18 – March 11 November 19, 2021
Late Spring 2022 March 14 – May 13 January 14, 2022
Spring 2022 January 18 – May 13 November 19, 2021
Summer 2022 June 6 – July 29 April 8, 2022


The AEI accepts walk-in applications, email applications, and mailed applications. Please contact to ask about email applications. Applications should have all supporting documents and fees listed on page 1 of the application. Carefully completing parts of the application helps us to process your application more quickly. You will be contacted soon after we receive your paperwork. PDF files require Adobe Reader.

2021-2022 Session and Cost Schedule

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When applying, please submit the following items by the application deadline:

  • Completed AEI application 
  • Application fee (payable to California State University, Fresno). This fee includes U.S. Postal Express Mail.
  • If you are outside the United States, your application fee must have a computerized bank code and routing number and must be payable through a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars.(Session and Fee Schedule)
  • The AEI cannot accept credit card payments or bank transfers for the application fee.
  • Bank statement (in U.S. dollar equivalency) from the person or agency that will support your educational and living expenses
  • For Admission Purpose Letter for ESL studies if you are a government-sponsored student
  • Copy of your passport page(s) that show your name, passport number, issue date, expiration date, birth date, and photograph

Apply Online

If you apply online, you may be asked for further documents. Please check the email you provided on your application frequently.

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If you are currently studying at another U.S. school, please submit a completed AEI Transfer Eligibility Form with your AEI application.

Printable AEI Transfer Eligibility Form(pdf, 400kb)

Fresno State does offer conditional admissions for academically qualified students.

For questions concerning conditional admissions, please visit the (International Student Services and Programs) ISSP Undergraduate Conditional Admission Requirements page here.

Residents of the United States do not have to take a full load of study. Please contact AEI for further information.

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