Maryville College ESL program is for students who are at least 16 years old, non-native English speakers and interested in improving their English ability. We do not have a deadline for applications, but recommend that you complete the application process at least two to three months before you wish to begin. This allows enough time to get your student visa and make travel arrangements. 

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Applying is easy! Complete the following:

  1. Application form (online or download a paper application)
  2. $50* application fee (send or pay online)
  3. Send a photocopy of your passport (identification page) to 
  4. Fill out Financial Statement Form and send financial documents (copies of bank statements in English dated within the last 3 months) showing you have the funding needed for your period of study and living costs. This is required by the U.S. government. For estimated costs, please CLICK HERE. You may send us copies of your documents, and keep the originals to show the US Embassy when you apply for a student visa.

Payment Methods:

You can pay the $50* application fee with credit card, check, money order, wire transfer, travelers checks or cash. Please contact us by e-mail ( for information on making the payment or pay online.

* All prices in US Dollars