1. Submit online application, or e-mail or mail hard copy application to ACE along with the following required documents: Copy of valid passport, current proof of financial responsibility, and proof of last education completed or equivalent.
2. Pay initial fees.
3. Schedule a visa interview with the embassy (or consulate) after receiving acceptance from ACE. Proof of acceptance includes ACE's Acceptance Letter and initial I-20.
4. Approval of F-1 visa must be notified to ACE along with planned date of arrival to the United States. Students have up to 30 days before the starting date on their I-20 to enter America.
5. After the student has entered the United States, the student must report to ACE with the following items: Passport with F-1 visa, I-94, address in the United States, tuition and tuition.
6. All students are required to take the placement test, go over contract terms, and receive orientation before paying tuition and signing ACE's Enrollment Agreement.
For Transferring/Domestic Students;
1. Submit online application, e-mail or mail hard copy application to ACE, or visit ACE's campus to fill out an application. All applications must be submitted with the following documentation: Copy of valid passport, F-1 visa, I-94, current school's I-20, current proof of financial responsibility, proof of last education completed, and ACE's Transfer Release Form.
2. Pay initial fee.
3. ACE will send the student and their school ACE's Acceptance Letter and Transfer Release Form and request for SEVIS I-20 release.
4. After the student has been released from their school, all students are required to make an appointment to take the placement test, go over contract terms, and receive orientation before paying tuition and signing ACE's Enrollment Agreement.
Proof of Graduation Policy
Proof of high school completion status or college/university graduation is required with your application. Proof can be in the form of one of the following:
A copy of your high school diploma (translated if not in English), or High School transcripts verifying your graduation date (translated if not in English). or GED verification or equivalent depending on the country (translated if not in English) or A copy of your College or University Graduation Certificate (translated if not in English) or College or University transcript verifying your graduation date (translated if not in English)
If a student has not graduated from high school, the student must test and pass the CELSA ( Combined English Language Skills Assessment) Ability-to-Benefit Test administered at Adams College of English with a score of 97 or better on Form 1 or 2 to be accepted into Adams College of English. (Please refer to Ability-to-Benefit Test Policy for more information.)
Ability-to-Benefit Test Policy
Students who do not possess one of the documents in ACE's Proof of Graduation Policy must pass the CELSA Ability-to-Benefit (ABT) test administered at Adams College of English. The CELSA ABT test will only be given by an independent test administrator who is certified by the Association of Classroom Teacher Testers.
Federal guidelines require that a "passing" ability to benefit score be the mean. The mean is a 97 scaled score on either form 1 or form 2 of the test. The raw score of 37 on form 1 and 34 on form 2 equate to a scaled or "passing" score of 97.
Students are allowed to re-test once if requested within 15 days of the previously administered test. This is due to the fact that students will be given an alternative form of the test previously administered.
After students have taken the test, student's answer sheet will be sent to ACTT (Association of Classroom Teacher Testers) for review within two (2) days of the test. ACTT will score the test and return the results to the school via e-mail within two (2) working days and will also send the copies of the test results to the school directly.