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Apply for ESL Program

We are excited that you are interested in Avila!

It is easy to apply for Avila University’s ESL (English as a Second Language) program.  You will need to send us the following documents:

  1. Online application form
  2. High school and/or university transcripts
  3. A bank statement showing that you have sufficient money to attend Avila

We will receive the application form automatically after you apply online. Then we will ask you for the rest of your documents. 

A TOEFL or IELTS score is not needed if you plan on studying English at Avila.

After we have all your documents and have accepted you into Avila University, we will send you an acceptance letter and an I-20 which you can use to apply for an F-1 student visa. Here is more information about the F-1 student visa process, and this is an easy to read graph of the process. The information here tells you more about studying in the United States.


The Avila Promise

  • Lower Tuition Rate
  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award


That’s the Avila Promise.

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View AU Open House

View AU Open HouseOctober 20 • 9 a.m. • Whitfield Center

See everything Avila has to offer at our upcoming ViewAU Open House. Chat with Admissions and current students, take in program information from faculty advisors and enjoy a tour of beautiful campus. Enjoy lunch – compliments of the Office of Admission.

Register for View AU Open House now>


Celebrate Missouri Graduate Education Week 2018

missouri graduate education week and adult and graduate studies open house

missouri graduate education week

Celebrate Missouri Graduate Education Week with us from October 15-18 in Marian Center lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a giveaway and learn more about our upcoming open house

Homecoming Week is Here!

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Connect and celebrate with the Avila community! 

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