Calendar & Fees

Selnate offers ESL classes three semesters per year with the Intensive English Program, with several start dates for each. Students meet in class with a teacher for 18 clock hours per week (60 minutes per clock hour) for 53 school days (about 14 weeks) each semester.


Summer Semester 2018
May 1 ~ August 10, 2018
New Student Placement: May 1-3
New Student Orientation: May 4, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (mandatory for new students)

First Day of Semester: May 7
Block 1 Begins: May 29
Block 2 Begins: June 25
Block 3 Begins: July 16
Holidays: May 29, July 4, July 5, July 24
Last Day of Class: August 10
Fall Semester 2018 August 28 ~ December 6, 2018
New Student Placement: August 28-30
New Student Orientation: August 31, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (mandatory for new students)

First Day of Semester: September 4
Block 1 Begins: September 24
Block 2 Begins: October 22
Block 3 Begins: November 12 
Holidays: September 3, November 21-23, December 22-January 2
Last Day of Class: December 6
Winter Semester 2019
January 2 ~ April 12, 2019
New Student Placement: January 2-4
New Student Orientation: January 4 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (mandatory for new students)

First Day of Semester: January 7
Block 1 Begins: January 28
Block 2 Begins: February 25
Block 3 Begins: March 18
Holidays: January 14. February 18, March 13-14
Last Day of Class: April 12

Please note that schedules and class availability may vary from semester to semester.

Please contact us for current ESL price and calendar information.

Please note our REFUND POLICY at the bottom of this page before remitting any fees.

FREE method of sending fees to Selnate from many countries visa wire transfer. See bottom of page.

Required Fees

For part-semester pricing and information, contact us.

Application Fee (one-time, nonrefundable)
SEVIS Fee or "I-901 fee" (required after I-20 is created but before visa interview); Selnate can pay it for the applicant or applicant may pay directly at (Fee as of October 2008)



Levels 1-5 (including undergraduate school preparation and TOEFL preparation). 13.5 weeks of instruction, placement tests, mid-terms and final exams. For less than a full semester (13 weeks or 18 hours a week) please contact us.

Level 6: GRE and GMAT preparation.

Texts/Materials (approximate) (Required for study)

*All levels determined by placement test given prior to beginning class. A recent (within six months), official TOEFL score may be accepted for placement instead of Selnate's current placement test.

Optional Fees

Homestay Application Fee (one-time, nonrefundable)
(per semester)
Homestay Fee (includes own bedroom with bed and desk; placement in native English-speaking home; 3 meals/day; maximum 30-minute door-to-door travel distance to school; satisfaction guaranteed)
Apartment Setup Fee (one-time, nonrefundable)
Express Mail Fee (highly recommended for sending I-20 to Central/South America)


Health/Accident Insurance (single person rate quoted; per 4 months)Please note that effective September 1, 2006, all students are required to have their own health/accident insurance. Proof of insurance is required in order to study at Selnate International School. Insurance may be purchased from Selnate, or the student may secure coverage elsewhere.
Airport Transfer (to or from Salt Lake City International Airport, SLC)
Private Lessons with Licensed Teacher
College Application Assistance (per school; includes essay assistance)
(usually free)
Weekly Activities


$ Free
Computer lab is free for enrolled students.Computer services include high-speed internet access, word processor, ESL and GRE, GMAT, & TOEFL preparation software. Email accessible in many languages, including most Asian languages.

Important Information and Refund Policy

• Selnate reserves the right to determine classes, levels, and schedules for all students.
• Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.
• Selnate accepts debit/ATM, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards with a 3% credit card processing fee. (Fee effective January 1, 2015.)
• Tuition and application fee must be received before Form I-20 will be sent.
• Homestay and application fees are non-refundable beyond three (3) business days of receipt.

Tuition refund policy: After Selnate issues the Form I-20, if the student is unable to attend Selnate for any reason other than visa denial, the student must notify Selnate in writing at least 30 days before the beginning of the semester to receive a tuition refund. If Selnate is not notified at least 30 days before the semester begins, no refund will be made. If the visa is denied, the student is eligible for a full tuition refund. Tuition will not be refunded to students who withdraw from their studies after a semester begins. Tuition refunds will not be granted to students who are expelled from Selnate for violation of policies or standards.

Homestay fees refund policy: Homestay fees are calculated on a weekly basis. Selnate will refund homestay fees on a prorated basis for unused weeks, provided the student gives at least a four (4) week notice to school administration. If less than (4) weeks notice is given, the minimum 4 weeks notice shall be added to the cancellation date and the refund adjusted accordingly.


How to make an international payment.

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Selnate International School has partnered with Western Union Business Solutions to expedite payments and save you wire transfer fees for payments sent from non-U.S. bank accounts. Please see the Western Union Business Solutions Info Sheet for detailed information. To begin the payment process, click Selnate/Western Union Business Solutions International student payment portal and follow the steps. Paying via Western Union Business Solutions allows you to complete the payment online or at your bank. We hold your quote for 72 hours and allow you to pay in your home currency and Selnate will receive the full amount in U.S. dollars.

For more information on how to pay via Western Union Business Solutions, check out our guide to making a payment.


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