Language Institute - English as a Second Language (ESL) | Georgia Tech Professional Education | Atlanta, GA

Acceptance for F-1 Student Visa Holders


We are happy to welcome you to the Intensive English Program (IEP) at the Georgia Tech Language Institute. Your official acceptance letter and I-20 are being shipped to you.

While you are waiting for your acceptance letter and I-20 to arrive, please carefully review all information and documents on this page. Everything included on this page is very important. If you have questions about any of the information below, preparing for your enrollment, or anything related to our IEP, email us and we will be happy to help you.


Important Dates for Upcoming IEP Sessions

Session Program Dates Registration *
Summer 2021 June 7 - August 6 June 3
Fall 1 2021 August 23 - October 15 August 19
Fall 2 2021 October 25 - December 17 October 21
Spring 1 2022 January 10 - March 4 January 6
Spring 2 2022 March 14 - May 6 March 10

This is the date that you will report to the Language Institute for registration and orientation. We encourage you to arrive in Atlanta at least 2 days prior to this date to give you time to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings.


Additional Resources

I-134 Affidavit of Support Form: If you are being sponsored by an individual who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, you may be asked to provide a completed Form I-134 during your visa interview.

Guide to Study in the States: If you are applying for an F-1 visa, review the Study Guide to the States provided by Study in the States. The website will take you through the entire lifecycle of becoming an F-1 student, including Before School, During School, and After School.

Apply for Your US Visa: If you are applying for an F-1 visa, review the EducationUSA webpage covering the F-1 visa application process. EducationUSA advising centers offer assistance with preparing for visa interviews and offer pre-departure orientation.

Find an EducationUSA Advising Center: See your local EducationUSA Advising Center for more assistance preparing for your trip to the U.S., pre-departure information, and other guidance.

Housing in Atlanta: Start researching housing options before you arrive to the US. This will make your first few days less stressful.