The English Language Institute faculty at Arkansas Tech University prepares English language learners with the skills necessary to develop academic proficiency to successfully meet the demands and expectations of the college classroom. The Institute provides an effective academic curriculum that enables student learning and allows students to reach their academic goals.





TOEFL Scores

Each student will take the Institutional TOEFL Test (ITP) as an entrance assessment and be placed as indicated in the following table. No other test will be accepted for admission to the ELI.  Arkansas Tech University is an authorized TOEFL IBT Test Center.

Pre-Academic Level ITP Score of 333-417 Undergraduate
Academic Level 


ITP Score of 357-550


Undergraduate/ Graduate




ELI Costs


Spring 2020

One Session

Two Sessions

Classroom Hours *


24 + 24

ELI Tuition



International Student Fee (Flat Fee Charge) $50 $50
Student Activity Fee (per credit hour) $25 $50
Public Safety Fee (per credit hour) $22.50 $45
Library Fee (per credit hour) $12.50 $25
Technology Operations Fee (per credit hour) $165 $330
Instructional Support Fee (per credit hour) $122.50 $245
Facilities Fee (per credit hour) $180 $360
Athletic Student Fee (per credit hour) $200 $400
Health/Wellness Fee (per credit hour) $85 $170
ELI Tutorial and Exam Fee (One time Charge) $180 $180
Total Tuition & Fees $3362.50 $6495


Note: International students will need to be prepared to pay for both 8-week sessions at the start of the fall and spring semesters. Students with letters of financial guarantee from a third party payor must have the documents to the Student Accounts Office prior to the start of the semester. For the fall and spring sessions, the effective dates of the financial guarantee must cover both 8-week sessions in order to hold classes until payment is received. The effective dates for the summer session must cover the full session as well.

* The University reserves the right to change fees and charges at any time if conditions necessitate or permit the change.
* Fall rates were determined using current instate rates and 10 credit hours per session.
* Insurance rates not included.



Contact ELI

Tomlinson 019 
1507 North Boulder Avenue
Russellville, Arkansas 72801 USA

+1 479 890 5025