To apply to SSL, you will need to give us four things:


  • An application form.

  • Financial documentation that shows you have enough money to live and study in the United States.

  • A copy of your passport picture page.

  • A non-refundable US$125 application fee.

If you need more information please send us e-mail:


If you want to receive your acceptance letter and I-20 in your home country, you can also send US$65 for international express mail.


Orientation Day at your arrival (Day 1)

On Orientation Day, you will come to SSL at 9:00 in the morning. You will do various things:

  • Bring a copy of your high school or college transcripts and/or diploma from your home country.

  • Pay all fees in either cash, a cashier’s check, travelers’ checks, or by a personal check if you already have a bank account in the United States. If you prefer to pay with a credit card, we accept VISA or MasterCard, but there is an additional 3% charge for this. If using a traveler’s check, it is easier to bring them in $100 or $500 denominations.

  • Take a placement examination to decide your English level at SSL.  You will also have a speaking test where you will an interview with one of SSL’s directors about your goals and future plans for learning English.

  • Receive your class and exam schedule which has your teacher’s name and room number.

  • Buy your books for your classes.

  • If you need help with opening a bank account or health insurance, please ask one of our directors, and they would be happy to help you.