Effective Summer 2019, CELCIS will no longer offer the Pre-Elementary level. Previous English language training is now required to study at CELCIS. You should be able to:

  • Communicate at a basic level of English
  • Understand basic English grammar
  • Recognize and use basic English vocabulary
  • Write sentences and short paragraphs

If you are not sure if you meet these qualifications, email for guidance. To apply to CELCIS at Western Michigan University, complete the following steps:

1. Submit an application

You may view a translated version of our application by visiting* via the links below: 
*Apply ESL is a third party vendor. If you choose to apply using the translated applications below, your application will be processed through an outside company.

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2. If you are already in the United States at another school, you must also submit a completed transfer-in form

3. Provide proof you will have a minimum of $13,000 (United States currency) available each semester (four months) from your sponsor

4. Provide a copy of your passport identification page

5. Provide a copy in English of your high school or university transcripts

6. Provide proof of previous English instruction. Acceptable forms of documentation include:

  • Grade transcripts showing at least one semester of English language study
  • English program certificate
  • Verification of enrollment letter from a school official

  • Official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 42 iBT, 437 PBT and above
  • Official test scores from the International English Testing System (IELTS): 4.5 and above

7. Submit a non-refundable application fee of $100 (U.S.). WMU accepts MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks should be made out to CELCIS—WMU

8. Review additional information:

Expectations and Responsibilities for students with disabilities

Additional information for students with disabilities

Send all application materials to:

International Admissions and Services
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5246 USA

Application Deadlines

All required documents must be received by the deadline dates in order to be processed for the requested term. 




Nov. 15


March 15

Summer II only

May 15


July 15

*Contact if you are applying AFTER the deadline.