How to Apply

You can apply online, or apply using our printable Application Forms. Printable Application Forms for all our programs -- adult, kids and teens -- are on our Forms & Downloads page.

For application instructions for our kids and teen programs, see the Application Forms on our Forms & Downloads page or contact us.

Below are instructions for registering for our adult programs with our printable Application Form.

Application Process for Non-F1 Student Visa Status (Adults)

For programs with 20 lessons (or less) per week
  1. Please provide to IIE (by email, fax, mail, or in person):
    Adult Application Form & Risk & Release Form
    ・a photocopy of your valid passport
  2. IIE will send you an invoice for payment to confirm registration.
    Minimum payment: Registration Fee $125 (non-refundable)
    & Accommodation Placement Fee, if housing requested (non-refundable)
  3. You will receive confirmation and information about your classes, and first day orientation schedule.
    (If full payment has not been made yet, make the payment for the remaining balance of your tuition and fees at least 6 weeks before your starting date.)


    *IIE's Best Nationality Mix Policy places a limit of 50 percent on any nationality in our total adult student enrollment. As a result, acceptance into IIE's programs is not guaranteed.

Application Process for F-1 Student Visa Status (Adults)

For programs with 25 lessons (or more) per week

In order to study in IIE's 25+ lessons programs, an F-1 Student Visa is required by the U.S. government. Students must first register for classes with IIE to receive an I-20 document. After receiving the I-20 from IIE, students pay the SEVIS I-901 Fee, then have an interview in the U.S. embassy in your country.
Link to Student Visa information on U.S. Government website.

  1. Please provide to IIE (by email, fax, mail, or in person):
    Adult Application Form & Risk & Release Form
    ・a photocopy of your valid passport
    ・a recent bank statement showing a minimum of $1,800 per 4 weeks of study at IIE
  2. IIE will send you an invoice for payment to confirm registration.
    Registration Fee $125 (non-refundable)
    Full Tuition Payment or Tuition Deposit $500
    Accommodation Placement Fee if housing requested (non- refundable)
  3. When IIE receives the Registration Fee and Tuition payment or deposit, we will send the I-20 to you by mail within 10 business days. (For express mail, add $100 to your total payment.)
  4. After you receive your I-20 from IIE, pay the SEVIS Fee (I-901) of $200.
  5. Make an appointment at the U.S. embassy in your country for a Visa interview. Take the I-20 document, SEVIS I-901 receipt and your documents with you.
  6. You will receive confirmation and information about your classes, and first day orientation schedule.
    (If full payment has not been made yet, make the payment for the remaining balance of your tuition and fees at least 6 weeks before your starting date.)

    *IIE's Best Nationality Mix Policy places a limit of 50 percent on any nationality in our total adult student enrollment. As a result, acceptance into IIE's programs is not guaranteed.
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IIE Hawaii Accepts

  • 1. Cash (in person only)
  • 2. Check (American banks only)
  • 3. Traveller's Check (in person only)
  • 4. Money Order
  • 5. Wire transfer
    • $25 wire transfer fee added
    • Contact IIE for payment instructions
    • IIE Account information is on your invoice
  • 6. Credit Card
    • We accept Visa, Mastercard and JCB
    • 3 percent administrative fee added

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