English Language schools in Honolulu, Hawaii. Enrollment.
Thank you very much for your interest in the IPSA Consortium English Language Schools in Hawaii, USA!
English Language Schools in Hawaii offer English classes that are carefully designed according to the latest research in teaching English as a second language. The teaching techniques and materials used will help you achieve your language learning goals. Both schools offer flexible entry and course length.
How to apply?
Please find below links to the application forms.
Please send us the folowing:
- Click here to access our Online Secure Application Form.
In our Online Secure Form, we utilize the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) authentication and RC4 128 bit encryption technology. SSL encryption protects information being transmitted across the internet to our processing center. Please note that you may apply online only if you pay application fees and the tuition deposit online by credit card (We accept Visa and MasterCard).
- Click here to acess a monospaced printable Application Form.
We encourage you to apply online, but you may also print out a monospaced Application Form from your browser, complete it and send your application by mail or fax your application it to +1 (561) 629-5983. Using the printable application form, you can make your payment of the application fees and the tuition deposit by credit card, wire transfer to our bank account or by certified check/money order.
Upon receiving your application and your payment of the enrollment fees and the tuition deposit, we will send you a registration confirmation and invoice. Normally, it take 3 to 4 business days to process your application.
- Completed application (printed or online).
- An autobiographical essay including reasons for wishing to study abroad (optional).
- A non-refundable application fee of US$100.00, course registration fee of $150.00 and a Tuition Deposit of $250. If you apply for K-STEP or J-STEP summer program, your payment of activity fee ($260 per week) is also required with your application. The Tuition Deposit is part of the cost of your course and is deducted from the total tuition fees. The tuition deposit is not an additional cost. Please note that your application will be considered only when your payment of the enrollment fees and the tuition deposit has been received.
The payment of the balance of fees is due upon receipt of invoice. Your place will be confirmed only when the full payment has been received. The full payment must be paid before we can issue documentation in support of a visa application (Official letter, I-20 form) if required. You may pay the balance by wire transfer, certified check or money order, or by credit card. We accept Visa and Mastercard. You will find payment details on the printable or online Application forms.
Visas and Application Deadlines.
To study English in the United States, you will need a student visa (F-1). If your trip to the U.S. is primarily for business or tourism and you decide to study English incidental to your visit, you do not need the student visa (F-1) and can take a part-time course with 20 lessons a week (less then 18 clock hours of instruction per week). Both School in Hawaii are authorized under the Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students and issue them the I-20 forms.
Once you have been accepted, you will be sent an I-20 form. This form needs to be taken to a U.S. Consultate or Embassy, together with a valid passport and a bank statement or letter from your banker or corporate sponsor written on letterhead, which shows funds in excess of the total amount listed on. After the application has been processed and accepted by the U.S. Consulate or Embassy the student will receive a Student (F-1) Visa.
To qualify for a student visa (F-1), you have to register for the full-time English language course (20, 25 or more lessons per week). You can attend courses with 16 lessons per week on a Tourist Visa or Visa Waiver Program.
Before we issue the I-20 we will also have to receive documentary evidence that you have sufficient funds for your stay here in USA. A copy of your passport is also required. If you request the I-20 form, then this documentary evidence and the copy of your passport must accompany your application (if you apply online, you may fax the documents to +1 (561) 629-5983 or you can scan the documents and send them by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org). We are obliged to hold this information on file for the immigration authorities.
The documentary evidence can be either of the following:
Please note that students will also have to provide this evidence at their USA Embassy (Consulate) when processing their visa.
- Supporting evidence of financial means (e.g. a recent bank statement) to cover tuition and living expenses for the duration of their stay
- A supporting letter of financial responsibility from the parent accompanied by evidence of financial means.
- A letter of sponsorship from a company or organization together with evidence of financial means.
It takes time to obtain a student visa. Please apply as early as possible. Normally, we must receive your application no later than 30 days before the program starts. If you do not a student visa, you can also apply less than 30 days before the beginning of the program. However, acceptance of late applications is subject to space availability.
Click here to access our Online Secure Application Form
Other Terms and Conditions.
IPSA and Member Schools are not liable in any cases of force majeure (according to the law) or for actions of the students and their consequences.
Postponement of Courses
The office must receive written notification at least 21 days before your course begins in order to transfer the deposits to a later course date. If it becomes necessary to postpone the program you have booked, we will try in all cases to reschedule for you but if the notice is less than two weeks we reserve the right to charge 20% of the tuition fee. Three weeks notice is also required to change accommodation. Refunds can only be given if this notice period is given. If the request for postponement is received less than 21 days before the course begins and then the course with a new starting date is cancelled before this new starting date, the course is considered to be cancelled less than 21 days before the beginning of the course regardless the actual date when the cancellation notice has been received.
Cancellation before arrival
You must inform the office in writing. If the U.S. Consulate in your country refuses to issue you a student visa you must cancel the course and return the letter of refusal from the U.S. Embassy, the original Letter of Acceptance and I-20 to the IPSA Enrollment Center without delay. Any refunds will be made within 30 days of cancellation notification (if visa was not requested) or receiving the above mentioned documents. Cancellation fees are charged as follows, and any balance is refunded less any bank charges and non-refundable items:
- If the course is cancelled more than 21 days before the course begins: the cancellation fee is charged in the amount of the Tuition Deposit.
- If the course is cancelled 21 days or less before the course begins: the cancellation fee is charged in the amount of Tuition Deposit plus 20% of the Tuition fee.
- On accommodation, full payment has to be received 3 weeks prior to the start of the program otherwise the accommodation will be cancelled and used by other students. In case of cancellation less then 21 days before the accommodation check-in date, the accommodation fees for 2 weeks are not refundable.
In case of partial cancellation of the course more than 21 days before the course begins, we reserve the right to charge 20% of the tuition fee for the cancelled portion of the course.
Please note that special cancellation policy applies to our summer programs for kids and teens. Please see Kids & Teens Courses page.
Cancellation after the course and/or lodging has started
In no case money will be refunded once the course and/or lodging has started. No refund can be given for partial attendance or the discontinuance or interruption of a course. Deposits and fees are not transferable from person to person. Students are advised to take out cancellation insurance with their local provider in case they need to cancel their courses within 21 days of the start date, or while they are on the course. We reserve the right to cancel any class.
There is no refund if a student requested an I-20 and received a student visa unless this visa has been cancelled by the American Embassy/Consulate before the beginning of the course.
The School reserves the right to terminate without notice the course and accommodation of any student who persistently misconducts him/herself in classes or in the family. Cancellation charges apply as above.