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Apply to the ALP

The American Language Program is open to any applicant aged 17 and older who has reached a pre-intermediate (CEFR A2) level of English proficiency.

The ALP only accepts applications submitted online from this website. No applications from online third-parties will be accepted.

The one-time application fee to the ALP is $150, non-refundable. Full-time programs also require a $350 tuition deposit, non-refundable.

Specific application materials and procedures are on each program page.

To study at the ALP, most students need to complete TWO applications:

  1. the ALP online application
  2. the online I-20 application (for your F-1 Student Visa)

Please start your application using the button below.

Start Your Online Application

Apply for Your Student Visa

For most students, an F-1 visa is necessary to study in the U.S. To get your F-1, you need an I-20 (‘Certificate of Eligibility’ form) from Columbia.

After the ALP admits you, you must complete a second online application to get your I-20.

You need a number of different documents before you can apply for your I-20.

Go to our Student Visa page for information.

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Learn more about American Language Program at Columbia University School of Professional Studies, or contact the program advisor.

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Apply to the American Language Program

Learn more about the application process, deadlines, and requirements.

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