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Applying to CLS

Application Procedures:

No previous knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, or Russian is required for the beginning program; appropriate prior instruction or consent of the language coordinator will determine placement at intermediate and advanced levels.

Applicants must complete an application online and submit a transcript and one letter of recommendation to the Center for Language Studies. There is a $25 application fee, which may be paid by check, or by credit card online. Materials can be mailed to the following address:

Center for Language Studies
700 College Street
Box 218
Beloit, WI 53511

Upon acceptance to the program a $200 enrollment deposit is required to secure your place in the class. The enrollment deposit is non-refundable but will be credited toward the cost of tuition, fees, room, and board.

Those applying for the CLS Director's Scholarships must submit an additional essay in which they describe their qualifications and explain how their study of the language in the summer will benefit them academically, professionally, and personally. This essay needs to be submitted with the application.

International applicants requiring a visa must submit an application, one letter of recommendation, transcript, financial documentation, copy of passport, and a $25 application fee. Please click here for a financial documentation form.


Application Dates and Deadlines:

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning January 1.  We will continue to accept applications and admit students to our programs until classes are full. Please note that the later you wait to apply, the greater the likelihood of a course being full.  

The sooner you complete the application, the sooner you will receive our admission decision. In addition, we take timeliness of submission into consideration when reviewing potential scholarship recipients participating in the full 8-week program.

If you have additional questions, please do  not hesitate to contact us:

Toll-free: 855.368.9196

Telephone: 608.363.2373