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Intensive English Program

We are certified by SEVP, the Student Exchange Visitor Program. We issue acceptance letters and form I-20s to eligible international students, 15 years old or older, who want to apply for an F1 student visa.


Tuition & Fees

  • CSE application fee (F1)                                                                         $175

  • CSE application fee (F2)                                                                         $85

    • F2 visas are only for a student’s spouse and/or children​

  • 2024 Tuition/Term (every 4 weeks of study)                                   $770

  • Annual Resource Fee (paid once per year)                                       $75

*Note: pricing is subject to change without notice


As a full-time student, F1 visa holders take 18 hours of classes per week. Students take 3 classes per day, Monday through Thursday.

  • Reading & Writing                                

  • Grammar                                                

  • Speaking & Listening   

    • or TOEFL Preparation (advanced level students only) 


Each of our classes is divided by skill level, allowing for smaller class sizes and more personalized instruction. Students are enrolled in a track, depending on their current English levels and class size.

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Start Dates 

Colorado School of English is an open-enrollment school. We have 4 sessions per year. Each session is 12 weeks long. We have term start dates every month. View the calendar to choose your start date.

Program Lengths

Students can choose how long they would like to study at CSE.  Depending on their current English level, they can study with us for up to 3 years in order to reach their English language goals. 

Students pass from one level to the next after one session, depending on their academic standing.


Application Process

  • Complete application to Colorado School of English

  • Pay CSE application fee(s)

  • Receive acceptance letter and Initial I-20

  • Submit Form DS-160 (+write down your Application ID)

  • Locate the embassy or consulate where you will attend your visa appointment

  • Pay MRV fee ($185) and use receipt number to schedule appointment

  • Pay I-901 SEVIS fee ($350) anytime before your interview

  • Attend interview at embassy or consulate

  • Receive visa & send copy to CSE

  • Payment for first term of tuition required upon receipt of F1 visa

  • Purchase plane tickets & send a copy to CSE

  • Arrive in Denver no more than 30 days before your program start date & report to your DSO

  • Take placement tests to determine your English level

  • Start classes on your program start date

  • Attend mandatory orientation during your first week to receive your Active I-20

Required Documents

  • Copy of Passport - A legible and valid copy of your passport, as well as any dependents.

  • Your address in your home country

  • Bank Statement

    • Issued within the last six months

    • Showing $1,600 per month that you wish to study with us.

      • If you would like to study for 6 months, your bank statement must show a minimum of $9,600 total; for 12 months, you must show a minimum of $19,200 total.

      • If your dependents would like to apply for an F-2 visa, we require an additional $850 per dependent per month. 

    • If you are being sponsored by a third party, please be prepared to submit the sponsoring party’s financial information and address on the application.

If you really want to learn English,

you should pick this school!"

Doménica Villamarín

The best place to learn English in Denver! 
Went there for 4 months and they completely changed 
my life! 

Maria Paula

Colorado School of English was a family for me. I went there for almost two years and it was the best choice."
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