Centers and Institutes

ELS Language Center

Conditional Admission

International students should apply both to ELS Philadelphia ( and to Saint Joseph’s University ( If they are accepted to Saint Joseph’s University they will be issued a conditional letter of acceptance and an ELS I-20.

When they arrive to the university, they will join the ELS/Philadelphia program on campus, taking a proficiency examination on the first day of the course in order to determine their level placement. As soon as they have completed Level 112 (the highest level) they will register for full-time classes at the university.

Upon completion of ELS Level 112, students will receive three college credits toward their undergraduate degree.

This EPIS Program has been in place since 1996 and works very smoothly. Please contact the following people should you have questions about the program: