Frequently Asked Questions
How early can I apply?
We accept applications starting from the 3rd week of the preceding semester.
Can I start in the middle of a semester?
No. You can register early for an upcoming semester, but you cannot start classes
in the middle of a semester.
Do you do Change of Status for the student?
Yes. We partner with our law group (LLG) for Change of Status to F-1 Student.
How long does it take to complete the program at ALI?
Because we currently have five different levels, it takes 20 months to complete the program.
However, it depends on the student’s starting level and class performance.
Where can I get my I-20?
I-20s are usually available by the first day of school. If you requested the I-20
during the middle of the semester, it is usually available by the next business day.
For how long is the I-20 valid?
Do you accept terminated students? (i.e. reinstatement and revalidation)
Do I have to buy my own textbooks?
Do you have a break period?
Yes, we offer students two break periods: a one-week break in the middle of each semester,
and a three-week break between the trimesters.