- 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
- 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, visit our Apply Now page to access the application which you can send in 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.