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The Process: from Applying to Arriving

  1. Complete the Online Application.

    • Choose your situation here.  Apply here.
  2. Pay the Application Fee.
    • After submitting your application, you will be directed to pay here.
  3. Email your documents to in 1 combined pdf file.
    • Passport photos
    • English Score (or tell us when you complete the iTEP test)
    • If you need a visa: Financial Information
  4. ESL Staff processes Admission (1-2 weeks processing time).
    • Admissions are reviewed Tuesdays and Thursdays, but not during orientation weeks or the first week of classes (refer to Calendar).
    • We do not reply to emails on the weekend or holidays.
    • We will send an email with the ESL Admission Letter and a list of Next Steps.
  5. Complete the list on your Admission Letter.    
  6. Request your I-20.
    • 24 hours after Student Account Activation *
    • Log in with your Link Blue information to iCAT (UK International Center portal).
  7. Make a visa appointment. 
    • Find your local U.S. Embassy.
    • Bring your Admission Letter and your I-20 (which you will receive via email). 
  8. Plan to arrive before Orientation begins.
  9. Request Airport Pickup from LEX Bluegrass Lexington Airport.
  10. Questions?