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Student Support MCELI

  • MCELI provides personalized advising and support services for both instructional and personal purposes. MCELI staff is available to assist students in making the adjustment to a new culture. Individualized touring services are available at an additional cost.
  • Upon first arriving in the United States, a student may make arrangements for airport transportation services from Fresno, Merced, or San Francisco. One week advance notification is required.
  • American home stay programs are popular among foreign students, providing an opportunity to improve spoken English skills and learn about American culture. MCELI carefully screens and interviews prospective host families and carefully places students in the appropriate home environment. Further information about the home stay program is available upon request.
  • If you are interested in the Merced College English Language Institute, or would like more detailed information about our program, please print out our Application Form [133k pdf] and send it by mail.
  • MCELI accepts students in the middle of the semester.

Students who achieve a score of 450 or more on the TOEFL after studying at MCELI are eligible to apply as an international student at Merced College. It is also possible to audit or take a credit course according to English skill level while studying at MCELI. MCELI staff will assist students with the Merced College application process.