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Admission to the American Culture and language institute

Please Note: F-1 students must register for two intensive classes and a focus or a specialty class.

J-1 Students: Six academic credits equal 80 hours or 8.0 CEUs in Continuing Education courses.

New student?

  • Complete an application online at https://apply.vccs.edu/.
  • Call 703.323.3323 or 703.323.3322 to make an appointment for a writing/speaking test.
  • Bring a printout with your student ID number and a picture ID to the ACLI Office (CA 114) when you come for testing.
  • Register for classes after you take the test.

Returning student? 

Register for any class at your level. Check with the ACLI counselors in CA 114 if you have questions about the best class for you.

New student on an F-1 Visa?

You must register for two intensive classes and one focus course. Note: Focus or elective courses may not be offered at all locations.

Refund Policy

You will receive a full refund if you cancel your class within 7 days after the start date. No tuition refunds will be made after these dates. All refund requests must be made in writing or in person. If your class is cancelled by the college, a full refund will be issued. All refunds are issued as checks from the Commonwealth of Virginia and will be mailed to the student’s current mailing address. Refunds take approximately 2–4 weeks to be processed. Refund checks will be made payable to the student, regardless of who paid for the course.

Failure to attend: If you are not in class by the refund deadline and have not contacted us, you may be dropped from your class without a refund. If you miss 20% of the class without ever attending, you will be withdrawn without a refund. Note: This refund policy applies to ESLA courses only.