||Frequently Asked Questions
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This page deals with frequently asked questions about agents for the Gulf Language School.

Admission Policies

  • No. We cannot do any pre-evaluations.
  • Student must formally apply for admission and submit all required application materials
  • No. Admission is not guaranteed.
  • Many factors are taken into consideration when a student applies.
  • Student must formally apply in order to know if he/she will be accepted.
  • No, academic transcripts/academic records must include an applicant’s full academic record of all courses taken, grades received, honors received, and degrees conferred. An official transcript is prepared and sent to Gulf Language and North American University by the issuing educational institution. If submitting paper/hard copies of official transcripts, the document should be printed on the issuing institution’s official paper/letterhead and sealed by the institution in an envelope. Opened, or old, transcripts will be considered unofficial, and will not be used to complete an applicant’s admissions file.
  • Original international academic records/transcripts that have been opened and submitted by an applicant for admissions are no longer considered official. These records may be used for evaluation purposes, but you must also request that official transcripts from each high school, college and/or university you have attended, to be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. If your institution does not issue records in English, certified English mirror/direct, word-for-word translations (not interpretations) must be submitted with the documents. To find a certified translator, visit www.atanet.org, or go directly to the ATA search directory. Transcripts from non-US institutions must be evaluated by an agency recognized by the Department of Education.
    WE DO NOT ACCEPT DOCUMENTS VIA FAX OR EMAIL. All submitted documents become the property of the University and will not be returned to you.
  • English Proficiency Test
    TOEFL Test – North American University Code 7304
    Test scores must be sent directly to North American University. Tests must be taken within the last two years. After two years, TOEFL scores are no longer valid.
    IELTS
    Test scores must be sent directly to North American University. Test Report Forms are valid for a recommended period of two years
    Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
    Send test scores directly to North American University. Your score report is valid and will be available online for two years.

Our minimum CGPA requirements are:

  • Freshmen admission is 2.7
  • Transfer 2.5
  • Graduate 2.5
  • The India three year degrees are normally not acceptable for entry into our graduate programs.
  • Admission to the Graduate School requires a student to show evidence of successful completion of a U.S. bachelor’s degree program or its foreign equivalent from an accredited (in the U.S.) or an officially recognized/approved or accredited institution abroad. An applicant’s academic credentials, if earned outside of the U.S., are reviewed for the purpose of assessing U.S. equivalency of the degree and grades. Each application is reviewed individually. Some degrees are considered equivalent to a four-year bachelor’s degree. Selected three-year Indian bachelor’s degrees may be considered equivalent to a four-year bachelor’s degree as long as they have been earned in Division I and the awarding institution is currently accredited by India’s National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a letter grade of “A” or better. International applicants who have earned a (three-year) bachelor’s degree (such as a BBA or BCA from India) as well as at least one year of a master’s degree and/or a post-graduate diploma, or those who have earned a standard (four-year) bachelor’s degree (such as BEng) may be considered equivalent to a four-year bachelor’s degree. North American University’s Graduate Admissions requires that applicants with any education (Bachelors or Masters) outside of the United States, provide transcript evaluations of their academic credentials.
  • 3- year bachelor degree students can join North American University Graduate Global Pathways program
    The North American University Graduate Global Pathways program offers academic coursework to prepare international students for success in their chosen graduate degree program.
    Key features of the Graduate Global Pathways program

    • 2 to 3-semester pathway program, completed in 12 or 18 months
    • classes held (directly on the University campus) or (online)
    • successful completion ensures progression to a wide selection of master’s degrees at North American University

    Available progression degrees
    After successful completion of the graduate pathway program, you will be ready to move into your master’s degree. We offer progression to master’s degrees taught at North American University in the field of business, computer science, and education.

Money Matters

  • Application fees cannot be waived for any reason. No exceptions
  • Must be paid when the student applies — even if currency exchange is difficult in your country.
  • Cannot be paid after the student gets admission or after the student arrives
  • International Undergraduate, Graduate, or Gulf Language School ($50.00):
    Payment can be made online via Credit Card or an International Wire Transfer by accessing NAU’s wire transfer banking information. To access more information for the GLS: Visit the Dates and Costs Page, and for Undergraduate and Graduate  Access the Fees and Deposits Page.
    • International Undergraduate/Graduate or Gulf Language School:
      Our International Financial Support Form (Sponsorship Letter) must be submitted with ALL applications.
    • Instructions are on the form.
    • Students will NOT be considered for admission until the appropriate International Financial Support Form (Sponsorship Letter) is completed.
    • Acceptable Types of Financial Documentation. You can provide documentation from more than one source if necessary.

Please see tuition and fees for a list of estimated expenses for the upcoming academic year.

Bank Statements

GLS and NAU requires a recent (no more than three months old at the time of submission) bank statement. Statement should be in English and demonstrate that funds will be readily available to meet the student’s expenses. A bank statement is a document issued by your bank that indicates when the account was opened, how much money is in the account, and who is the owner of the account. Attached bank statement to the International Financial Support Form.

Employment Letters

Individuals who are employed in their home country and are being sponsored by that company while studying at GLS or NAU must provide proof of such. This will be in the form of a company letter indicating the amount of funding that will be provided, how long the funding will be provided, and whether the funds will be for the employee or his/her child.

International Financial Support Form

The International Financial Support Form indicates that the student will receive room and board while in the U.S. Any statement regarding financial support must be accompanied by a bank statement.

Government Scholarship

Students/scholars receiving a scholarship from the government in their home country, must provide GLS or NAU with a copy of the award letter. GLS or NAU cannot make any assumptions about what costs are included, so students/scholars need to make sure the letters list every item that will be supported (tuition, living expenses, etc.).

Company Sponsorship

Students/scholars who have a company that will be providing them with financial support, must provide GLS or NAU with the following:

  1. A statement from the company indicating that they have liquid assets with which to pay the tuition;
  2. A statement from the President or CEO of the company indicating that funds have been set aside for your scholarship; and
  3. A list of specific items covered by the scholarship.

Gulf Language School’s Intensive English Program:

Per session (Student lives on Campus):

Sample Approximate Cost Per Session
Tuition $1,475
Books $170
Health Insurance* $260
Two-Bed Room* $1,200
19-Meals per week $1,100
Total Per Session $4,205


* Based on two-bed, 19 meals per week and 8 weeks of insurance coverage (or 6 weeks of coverage in the summer).
If you have dependents coming with you, please show funds for them also: $1,500 USD for the first dependent, $750 USD for each additional dependent each 8-week session.

Gulf Language School’s General English Program:

Per session (Student lives on Campus):

Sample Approximate Cost Per Session
Tuition $2,950
Books $150
Health Insurance* $520
Two-Bed Room* $2,250
19-Meals per week $2,200
Total Per Session $8,070

* Based on two-bed, 19 meals per week and 16 weeks of insurance coverage. If you have dependents coming with you, please show funds for them also: $3,000 USD for the first dependent, $1,500 USD for each additional dependent each 19-week session.

Undergraduate:

Per session (Student lives on Campus):

Sample Approximate Cost Semester Annual
Tuition* $7,225 $14,450
Fees $225 $450
Room** $2,250 $4,500
Meal Service** $2,200 $4,400
Health Insurance** $675 $1,350
Book & Supplies** $561 $1,122
Total $13,136 $26,272


* Based 12 to 16 credits per academic semester.
** Based on two-bed, 19 meals per week and 12 months of insurance coverage
*** Estimated. If you have dependents coming with you, please show funds for them also: $6000 USD for the first dependent, $3000 USD for each additional dependent each year

Graduate:

Per Semester and Year (Student lives on Campus):

Master of Business Administration
Sample Approximate Cost Per Semester Per Year
Master of Business Administration (MBA)* $5,370 $8,950
Fees $250 $500
Room** $2,250 $4,500
Meal Service** $2,200 $4,400
Health Insurance** $675 $1,350
Book & Supplies** $561 $1,122
Total $11,306 $20,822
Master of Science in Computer Science
Sample Approximate Cost Per Semester Per Year
Master of Science in Computer Science (MS CS)* $5,970 $9,950
Fees $250 $500
Room** $2,250 $4,500
Meal Service** $2,200 $4,400
Health Insurance** $675 $1,350
Book & Supplies*** $561 $1,122
Total $11,906 $21,822
Master of Education
Sample Approximate Cost Per Semester Per Year
Master of Education (M.Ed.)* $3,475 $6,950
Fees $250 $500
Room** $2,250 $4,500
Meal Service** $2,200 $4,400
Health Insurance** $675 $1,350
Book & Supplies*** $561 $1,122
Total $9,411 $18,822


* Based on 9 credits per academic semester.
** Based on two-bed, 19 meals per week and 12 months of insurance coverage
*** Estimated: If you have dependents coming with you, please show funds for them also: $6000 USD for the first dependent, $3000 USD for each additional dependent each year

Approximate cost if living on campus:

  • Gulf Language School $21,600.00 per year

    Your financial statement must show a minimum available balance of:

    Summer Intensive English Program

    • One session (~6 weeks): $ 3,600.00 USD
    • Two sessions (~6 weeks): $ 7,200.00 USD

    Intensive English Program Session

    • One Session (~2 months): $ 3,600.00 USD
    • Two Sessions (~4 months): $ 7,200.00 USD
    • Academic Year (~12 months): $ 21,600.00 USD

    This amount would be enough for all your educational and living expenses. If you will have dependents coming with you, please show funds for them also: $6,000 USD for the first dependent, $3,000 USD for each additional dependent

  • Undergraduate: $26,272 per year

    If you have dependents coming with you, please show funds for them also: $6000 USD for the first dependent, $3000 USD for each additional dependent each year

  • Graduate: MBA – $22,612; MS CS – $23,812 ; MEd – $18,822

    If you have dependents coming with you, please show funds for them also: $6000 USD for the first dependent, $3000 USD for each additional dependent each year

  • A non-refundable enrollment confirmation fee must be paid before new incoming freshman/transfer students can register for classes. ($50 US residents, $0 international).
  • If desired, students may pay tuition in advance to make it easier to get a visa. This is not required so the student may choose the amount to pay.
  • Agents should not encourage students to pay tuition in advance unless the student wants to pay.
  • Intensive English:        Not available
  • Undergraduate:      From $2,000 – $7,000 for more information visit our scholarship website at the NAU Scholarships page.
  • Graduate: Not available
  • Intensive English:

    normally not allowed

  • Undergraduate:

    Be admitted as a full time (degree seeking) student at North American University. This includes being enrolled a minimum of 12 credit hours for undergraduate students for the semester in which the student is employed.
    Continue to be enrolled for the appropriate number of credit hours in order to be eligible for continuation of on campus employment in a student position. Students failing to meet current minimum on-campus eligibility requirements will be terminated from their student position at the university.
    For summer on-campus employment: The current student must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at North American University in the spring semester; as well as be enrolled for the upcoming fall semester.

  • Graduate:

    Be admitted as a full time (degree seeking) student at North American University. This includes being enrolled a minimum 9 credit hours for the semester in which the student is employed.
    Continue to be enrolled for the appropriate number of credit hours in order to be eligible for continuation of on campus employment in a student position. Students failing to meet current minimum on-campus eligibility requirements will be terminated from their student position at the university.
    For summer on-campus employment: The current student must have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours at North American University in the spring semester; as well as be enrolled for the upcoming fall semester.

  • What is the SEVIS Fee?

    The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires people who want F-1 or J-1 visas to pay a one-time SEVIS Fee before applying for a visa. The SEVIS Fee for F-1 visas is $200. The SEVIS fee for J-1 visas is $180. This is in addition to the normal visa processing fee of US$160. The SEVIS fee helps to pay for SEVIS (Student and Exchange Information System) that U.S. schools use to issue I-20 forms.

  • How do I pay the SEVIS Fee?

    The SEVIS Fee is paid to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) online, by mail with a check or money order, or by Western Union. To pay your SEVIS Fee, you must have:

    • F-1 Visas:
      School Code for Gulf Language School: HOU214F00580000
      SEVIS Identification Number: Located above the bar code on the right side of your I-20 starting with “N”
    • J-1 Visas:
      Program Code: P-1-14720
      SEVIS Identification Number: Located on your DS-2019
  • To pay your SEVIS Fee, please go to the following website for complete details: Sevis Website
  • When must I pay the SEVIS Fee?

    The fee should be paid at least three business days before you apply for your visa, change of status, or reinstatement application.

  • Can Gulf Language School help me to pay my SEVIS Fee?

    No, the SEVIS Fee is not a fee charged by Gulf Language School. The SEVIS Fee is charged by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The institute cannot help you in any way to pay your SEVIS Fee. For details on how you pay your SEVIS Fee, please visit:
    Sevis Website

  • I have many questions about the SEVIS Fee. Can Gulf Language School answer my questions about the SEVIS Fee? Where can I go for more information?

    The U.S. Government charges the SEVIS Fee and is responsible for making sure you have all of the information you need to pay the fee. This is an excellent website where you can get the answers to dozens of questions, please be sure to visit:
    Sevis Website

The above website is VERY good and gives detailed answers to many commonly asked questions. Please visit the above website for the latest information on the SEVIS Fee.

Gulf Language School (Located at Bursar’s Office)
Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • Application and mailing fees are always non-refundable.
  • A student must inform the Director in writing to start the refund process.
  • Financial decisions are based on the day a student files his/her paperwork.
  • If a GLS course is cancelled before it starts, a full refund of tuition, registration, and material fees will be issued within thirty (30) days of the date of cancellation.
  • A student does not qualify for a refund if the student is dismissed due to violation of the institutions written disciplinary and/or attendance policies.
  • Refunds will be paid per the refund policy at Bursar’s Office

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Refund Policy for Fall and Spring Semesters

Prior to or on the first class day 100%
Between the 2nd and 5th class days 75%
Between the 6th and 10th class days 50%
Between the 11th and 15th class days 25%
After the 15th class day None

Summer Refund Policy (3-Week Session)

Prior to or on the first class day 100%
Between the 2nd and 3rd class days 70%
Between the 4th and 5th class days 25%
After the 5th class days None

Summer Refund Policy (12-Week Session)

Prior to or on the first class day 100%
Between the 2nd and 4th class days 75%
Between the 5th and 7th class days 50%
Between the 8th and 9th class days 25%
After the 9th class days None

Summer Refund Policy (6-Week Session)

Prior to or on the first class day 100%
On the 2nd class day 75%
On the 3rd class day 50%
On the 4th class day 25%
After the 4th class day None

Resident Students: (Student is U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen)

Refund Policy (6 – Week Session)

Prior to or on the first class day 100%
Between the 2nd and 4th class days 70%
Between the 5th and 8th class days 25%
After the 8th class days None

Refund Policy (8 – Week Session)

Prior to or on the first class day 100%
Between the 2nd and 5th class days 70%
Between the 6th and 10th class days 25%
After the 10th class days None

International Students (I-20 students)

Refund Policy (6-Week Session)

Prior to or on the first class day 100%
First class day None

Refund Policy (8-Week Session)

Prior to or on the first class day 100%
First class day None

Submitting an Application

All applications for students of the Gulf Language School, Undergraduate and graduate can apply HERE

TO obtain the complete list of admission requirements for all Gulf Language School, please visit the Dates and Costs page, or [email protected] and for Undergraduate and Graduate students, please visit the application options page for international studentson the North American University website. For more information, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Students applying for undergraduate or graduate admission who have attended a high school, college, or university outside the U.S. must have official transcripts translated and evaluated for authentication from a recognized United States evaluation company. The transfer evaluation must include course by course grades, include a grade point calculation and indicate the diploma or degree conferred.

This evaluation must be original and forwarded to NAU directly from the credential evaluation agency. If your transcripts have not yet been evaluated, please select one of the sites below and follow their instructions.

SDR EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS
10134 Hammerly, No. 192
Houston, TX 77080
(713) 460‐3525
Fax: (713) 460‐5344
www.sdreducational.org
[email protected]

GLOBAL CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS, INC.
PO Box 9203
College Station, TX 77842‐9203
(800) 707‐0979
Fax: (512) 388‐3174
www.gcevaluators.com
[email protected]

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS
PO Box 2585
Denton, TX 76202‐2585
(940) 383‐7498
Fax: (940) 382‐4874
www.iacei.net
[email protected]

FOREIGN CREDENTIALS SERVICE OF AMERICA
1910 Justin Lane
Austin, TX 78757‐2411
(512) 459‐8428
Fax: (512) 459‐4565
www.fcsa.biz
[email protected]

SPANTRAN EVALUATION SERVICES
2400 Augusta Drive, Suite 451
Houston, TX 77057
Phone: (713) 266‐8805 Fax: (713) 789‐6022
[email protected]
www.spantran.com

Gulf Language School, Undergraduate, and Graduate: We recommend that you apply online and submit all required application materials by email to:

Gulf Language School: [email protected]

North American University:  [email protected] or [email protected]

Intensive English Sessions (3-Week Session)

Session

Fall 1: 2018
Fall 2: 2018
Spring 1: 2019
Spring 2: 2019
Summer 1: 2019
Summer 2: 2019
Fall 1: 2019
Fall 2: 2019

Beginning and End Dates

August 20, 2018 – October 11, 2018
October 22, 2018 – December 14, 2018
January 14, 2019 – March 8, 2019
March 18, 2019 – May 11, 2019
May 20, 2019 – June 28, 2019
July 1, 2019 – August 9, 2019
August 19, 2019 – October 11, 2019
October 21, 2019 – December 14, 2019

Application and re-enrollment deadlines:

Session

Fall 1: 2018
Fall 2: 2018
Spring 1: 2019
Spring 2: 2019
Summer 1: 2019
Summer 2: 2019
Fall 1: 2019
Fall 2: 2019

Beginning and End Dates

August 17, 2018
October 19, 2018
January 11, 2019
March 15, 2019
May 17, 2019
June 28, 2019
August 16, 2019
October 18, 2019

Undergraduate

Session

Fall 2018
Spring 2019
Summer 1: 2019
Summer 2: 2019
Summer 3: 2019

Deadline
Fall 2018
Fall 2018
Spring 2019
Spring 2019

Beginning and End Dates

August 20, 2018 – December 15, 2018
January 14, 2019 – May 18, 2019
May 20, 2019 – June 28, 2019
July 1, 2019 – August 8, 2019
May 20, 2019 – August 8, 2019

Date
August 14th (Domestic)
July 23th (International)
January 8th (Domestic)
December 10th (International)

Graduate

Session

Fall 2018
Spring 2019
Summer 1: 2019
Summer 2: 2019
Summer 3: 2019

Deadline
Fall 2018
Fall 2018
Spring 2019
Spring 2019

Beginning and End Dates

August 20, 2018 – December 15, 2018
January 14, 2019 – May 18, 2019
May 20, 2019 – June 28, 2019
July 1, 2019 – August 9, 2019
May 2-, 2019 – August 9, 2019

Date
August 14th (Domestic)
July 23th (International)
January 8th (Domestic)
December 10th (International)

Undergraduate:

Bachelor of Science Business Administration

Finance
Management
International Business

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Software Engineering
Computer Networking

Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Studies in Education

Mathematics Education
English Language Arts/Reading Education
Elementary Education

Certification(s):
Teacher Certification Program
Alternative Teacher Certification Program

Graduate:

Master of Business Administration
Leadership and Change Management Emphasis
Business Analytics Emphasis

Master of Computer Science
Software Engineering Concentration
Networking Concentration
Data Analytics Concentration
Cyber Security Concentration

Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction
Master of Education Educational Leadership
Master of Education School Counseling

Certification(s):
Principal Certification program

  • Undergraduate: Not required
  • Graduate: Two letters required for all majors
  1. All incoming mail and express shipments go to the University mailroom. If you track your shipment and see that the package arrived and was signed for, you will see the name of the employee in the University mail room that signed for the shipment.
  2. We receive the shipment in our office the next business day.
  3. We enter the contents of the shipment into our computer system. Depending on our volume of applications, this can a day or two.
  4. After the above is complete, you will be sent an automated email message to notify you that the application materials have arrived and have been entered into our computer system.
  5. The application materials that you sent will then be given to an Admissions Officer for review. Processing time varies but generally are completed within 2 weeks.

Once all paperwork is submitted, the I-20 normally takes 5 days to process. The paperwork requires is:

  • Copy of Passport
  • Official Academic Credentials & Test Scores (ONLY for Undergraduate and Graduate applicants)
  • Financial Status
  • U.S. Institution Transfer Form (if applicable)

North American University requires that applicants obtain their I-20 by one of two shipping options

  • Option 1: North American University will ship out your I-20 form globally to any country that offers DHL services. This is a $100 fee independent of location.
  • Option 2: Applicants have the other choice to order shipments at study.eshipglobal.com. An account must be created with all the relevant information correctly provided. The shipment should be created upon receiving an acceptance letter from the admissions office.

Partially English Proficient and Test Scores

  • Available for all majors (both undergraduate and graduate)
  • Student must meet our academic requirements for admission
  • Due to a change in federal law, conditional I-20s are issued for Gulf Language School’s Intensive English Program and not the student’s academic major.
  • Undergraduate:
    • If granted Conditional Admission, student must sit for the Language Placement Test (LPT) after arrival in Gulf Language School or North American University. The must study in Gulf Language School’s Intensive English Program until he or she meets the undergraduate English requirement.
  • Graduate:
    • If the student has not met our English requirement, he MUST apply for both graduate admission AND intensive English. No I-20 will be issued until:
      • The student submits the required TOEFL or IELTS score OR
      • The student applies to Gulf Language School. The I-20 that is issued will be for the Gulf Language School.
    • Must meet our English requirement before beginning graduate classes.
  • Undergraduate:
    • English Proficiency requirements:
      TOEFL IBT score: 61* – 79
      TOEFL PBT score: 550
      TOEFL CBT score: 213
      IELTS score: 5.5* – 6.5
      SAT Writing: 29 ** ; Math: 530; Reading: 27 **
      * Conditional acceptance
      ** Previously 500
    • Pass the highest level of our ESL program (IENG 0006 or IENG 0009 or NAU’s remedial Reading and Writing).
    • Test scores must be sent directly from the testing company.
  • Graduate:
    • TOEFL iBT: 61* – 79
    • TOEFL PBT score: 550
      TOEFL CBT score: 213
    • IELTS: 5.5* – 6.5
      * Conditional acceptance (must take 2 remedial courses)
    • Graduate applicants with TOEFL <61 or IELTS <5.5 score can satisfy the English requirement by passing the highest level of our English program (IENG 0006 or IENG 0009 or NAU’s remedial Reading and Writing).
    • Test scores must be sent directly from the testing company.
  • TOEFL score requirement could be waived if the applicant provides evidence of 2 or more years of relevant work experience that requires high level communication skills. The relevancy of the work experience and the determination of the language proficiency based on the entire application package are solely at the discretion of the admission committee. OR English Proficiency must be met if undergraduate degree was received outside the U.S. from a non-English speaking country:
    • Option 1: 2 Years teaching experience in English speaking country – verification of work history to be sent directly from the Human Resources department.
    • Option 2: TOEFL (IBT 79) or equivalent nationally recognized standardized tests. If you cannot prove you are English Proficient from these two common ways, you may still have options. Talk to your admission counselor at 832-362-0129.
    • Option 3: If you graduated from a higher institution where English is the primary medium of instruction.

Exemption from the TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (English-Speaking Countries) starting with Antigua and Barbuda and including:

Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Botswana
Canada
Cameron – Anglophone
Cayman Island
Dominica
Fiji
Gambia
Ghana
Guyana
Ireland
India
Jamaica
Kenya
Hong Kong
Lesotho
Liberia
Malawi
Malta
Mauritius
Namibia
New Zealand
Nigeria
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Pakistan
Sierra Leone
Singapore
South Sudan
South Africa
Swaziland
Tanzania
Trinidad-Tobago
Uganda
United Kingdom
Zambia
Zimbabwe
  • Undergraduate: If the student has met the undergraduate English requirement, he does not need to apply to Gulf Language School. However, if the student has not met the English Requirement at the time they apply for undergraduate admission, the student should apply for Gulf Language School as well. The University will not issue an I-20 until:
    1. The student submits the required TOEFL or IELTS score OR
    2. The student applies to Intensive English
  • Graduate:   If the student has met the graduate English requirement, he does not need to apply to Gulf Language School. However, if the student has not met the English Requirement at the time they apply for graduate admission, the student should apply for Gulf Language School as well. The Graduate School will not issue an I-20 until:
    1. The student submits the required TOEFL or IELTS score  OR
    2. The student applies to Gulf Language School.

For students who HAVE NOT MET our English requirement:

  • Length of study in our ESL program varies from student-to-student
  • Depends on the student’s English ability when he begins, how quickly he learns English, and how hard he studies
  • English tested after arrival

GMAT is not required

GRE is not required

Not required to apply but is an option for Freshman Admission.

No, all test scores must be sent directly from the testing company

After Admission

  • Rates for Gulf Language School Students*
    Session Fall 1-2018 Fall 2-2018 Spring 1-2019 Spring 2-2019
    Dates Aug 13 – Oct 19 Oct 15 – Dec 21 Jan 7 – Mar 15 Mar 11 – May 17
    1 Bed $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00
    2 Bed $1,200.00 $1,200.00 $1,200.00 $1,200.00
    3 Bed $900.00 $900.00 $900.00 $900.00
    4 Bed $800.00 $800.00 $800.00 $800.00
    5 Bed $650.00 $650.00 $650.00 $650.00

    *Student applying for the 16-week General English Program will pay the North American University students rates for housing.

  • Rates for North American University Students
    Session Fall 2018 Spring 2019
    Dates Aug 15 – Dec 18 Jan 09 – May 21
    1 Bed $2,900.00 $2,900.00
    2 Bed $2,250.00 $2,250.00
    3 Bed $1,750.00 $1,750.00
    4 Bed $1,500.00 $1,500.00
    5 Bed $1,240.00 $1,240.00

Not available

How do I pay the SEVIS Fee?

The SEVIS Fee is paid to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) online, by mail with a check or money order, or by Western Union. To pay your SEVIS Fee, you must have:

  • F-1 Visas:  
    • School Code for Gulf Language School: HOU214F00580000
    • SEVIS Identification Number: Located above the bar code on the right side of your I-20 starting with “N”
  • J-1 Visas: 
    • Program Code: P-1-14720
    • SEVIS Identification Number: Located on your DS-201

To pay your SEVIS Fee, please go to the following website for complete details: Sevis Website

When must I pay the SEVIS Fee?

The fee should be paid at least three business days before you apply for your visa, change of status, or reinstatement application.

Gulf Language School 8 – week session

Fall 1 Fall 2 Spring 1 Spring 2
Recommended dates of arrival: August 13 October 15 January 7 March 11
Earliest date you may enter the U.S.: July 22 September 17 December 17 February 18
Last date you can arrive: August 17 October 19 January 11 March 15
First day of class: August 20 October 22 January 14 March 18
Free arrival assistance: 8am – 10pm
Registration for classes:
Fall 1 Fall 2 Spring 1 Spring 2
Gulf Language School August 13 October 15 January 7 March 11
Late Registration for classes:
Gulf Language School Registering on the start date ($150 late fee)
Gulf Language School Monday to Friday 09:00 AM – 5:00 PM (09:00 -17:00)

Gulf Language School Spring 16-week semester

Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Recommended dates of arrival: August 13 January 7
Earliest date you may enter the U.S.: July 22 December 17
Last date you can arrive: August 17 January 11
Move into resident Halls: August 13 January 7
First day of class: August 20 January 14
Free arrival assistance: 8am – 10pm

Gulf Language School Summer 6-week session

Summer 1 Summer 2
Recommended dates of arrival: May 13 June 24
Earliest date you may enter the U.S.: April 22 June 2
Last date you can arrive: May 17 June 28
Move into resident Halls: May 13 June 24
First day of class: May 20 July 1
Free arrival assistance: 8am – 10pm
Registration for classes:
Summer 1 Summer 2
Gulf Language School May 13 June 24
Late Registration for classes:
Gulf Language School Registering on the start date ($150 late fee)
Gulf Language School Hours Monday to Friday 9 am – 5pm (09:00 -17:00)

North American University Semester

Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Recommended dates of arrival: Aug 13 Jan 7 May 13
Earliest date you may enter the U.S.: July 22 Dec 17 April 21
Last date you can arrive: Aug 16 Jan 10 April 21
Move into resident Halls: Aug 13 Jan 7 May 13
First day of class: Aug 20 Jan 14 May 20
Free arrival assistance: 8am – 10pm
Registration for classes:
Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Undergraduate new & continuing students Aug 1 – 12 Dec 17 – Jan 6 Apr 22 – May 12
Graduate continuing students June 30 – July 14 Dec 17 – Jan 6 Apr 22 – May 12
Graduate new students July 15 – Aug 13 Dec 17 – Jan 6 Apr 22 – May 12
Late Registration for classes:
Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Undergraduate new & continuing students Aug 13 – 17 Jan 7 – 11 May 13 – 17
Graduate continuing students July 15 – Aug 17 Jan 7 – 11 May 13 – 17
Graduate new students Aug 14 – Aug 17 Jan 7 – 11 May 13 – 17
North American University Hours Monday to Friday 9 am – 5pm (09:00 -17:00)
  • Airport pickup

    We offer FREE initial airport transportation from 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. from the airport called George Bush International (code IAH). If you would like a free ride from the airport, inform your admission counselor and/or send email to [email protected], [email protected], or [email protected] about your travel plans. NAU Housing can pick you up from the airport if you provide this information 1 week prior to your departure. You can choose to take a taxi and the taxi fare is approximately US$85.

    If you arrive after 10:00 P.M., you may have to stay in a hotel for one night at your own expense. There are many hotels near the airport which cost approximately US$70 – US$150 per night. Airport transportation is available for continuing student for a fee of $50.00. To pay for this fee visit: Airport Pick Up Fee.
    If you have a lot of luggage to bring with you to Gulf Language School or North American University, you can ship some items to the institute before you leave your country. If you decide to send any boxes or packages to Gulf Language School or North American University before you arrive, please send them to the following address:

    [YOUR NAME] c/o Department of ROFM
    Gulf Language School
    North American University
    11929 West Airport Blvd
    Stafford, TX 77477 USA
  • Packing Guidelines for International Students

    CHECKED BAGGAGE

    • Short sleeves, long sleeves, T-shirts
    • Shorts, skirts
    • Pants (slack, khakis), jeans
    • Sweaters
    • Light jackets, blazers, coats, down coats
    • Suits, dress shirts/pants (1-2 sets)
    • Cultural costumes (1-2 sets)
    • Sportswear, swim suit
    • Pajamas (2-4)
    • Underwear
    • Socks (light color & dark color)
    • Warm hat, scarf, gloves
    • Sneakers, casual shoes, sandals, flip flops
    • Dress shoes

    Bedding

    • Comforter/blanket/throw
    • Pillow (optional)
    • Sheets & Pillowcases

    Bathroom/Personal Care

    • Bath towels, hand towels
    • Comb, nail clippers, tooth brush, small toothpaste
    • Traveler-size shampoo, conditioner, shower soap
    • Skincare products, cosmetics

    Daily Necessities

    • Eyeglasses, contact lenses , sunglasses
    • Contact lens solution
    • Personal medicines
    • A bowl & plate, one set of silverware, a cup/glass
    • A few hangers
    • Alarm clock

    Food

    • Instant noodles, snacks, cookies/crackers
    • Dried condiments/spices, tea

    School Supplies

    • Schoolbag/backpack or tote bag
    • Pencil case
    • Ball pen, mechanical pencils, lead refills
    • Electronic dictionary

    Other

    • Cultural products/ souvenirs

    CARRY-ON

    Important Documents

    • Passport and Itinerary
    • Boarding pass
    • I-20 and all admissions documents
    • High school transcripts, graduation certificate
    • University transcripts, graduation certificate (transfer or graduate students)
    • Other academic credentials and application materials

    Cash

    • USD$1,000-1,500; keep $100-200 in wallet, have $10s & $20s;   keep $100 bills separately

    Electronics

    • Cell phone and charger
    • Laptop and cable
    • Data cable
    • Converter/adapter
    • USB flash drive
    • Camera

    Other

    • Wrist watch
    • Pens (1-2 for filling out forms)
    • Small notebook (keeps school address important contact information, etc.)
    • Snacks/cookies (meat products not allowed)
    • Chewing gum (bad breath after long flight; reduces earaches on airplane)
    • Eyedrops (eyes dry after long flight)
    • Slippers/flip flops (some people have swollen feet during a flight; convenient to take off at security checkpoints)

    Light sweater/jacket (in case of it is cold on the plane or in the transit airport) Books/magazines

  • Health Insurance

    Gulf Language School and North American University requires international students to have medical insurance. You may purchase insurance when you register for classes (GLS cost $260 per session; NAU cost $675 per semester). If you already have medical insurance, please bring proof of insurance with you. Your proof of medical insurance coverage must contain the coverage amount and the coverage period. If you have adequate medical insurance coverage, you will not be required to purchase a new insurance policy.

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    Beginning Jan. 2014, Texas state law (SB 62) mandates that all entering students under the age of 22 provide a certificate signed by a health care provider or an official immunization record verifying that a student has been vaccinated against bacterial meningitis, or has received a booster during the five years prior to registration. For more information and forms, please visit the Bacterial Meningitis page.

  • Bank Account

    GLA and NAU do not endorse any banking institution. The bank names and addresses are informational only not an endorsement. Below is a list of a few banks near the institute:

    Wallis State Bank
    11311 W Airport Blvd
    Meadows Place, TX 77477
    (713) 935-3740

    Bank of America Financial Center
    11739 W Bellfort Blvd
    Stafford, TX 77477
    (281) 983-3600

    Wells Fargo Bank
    11711 W Bellfort Ave
    Stafford, TX 77477
    (281) 568-0786

  • Payment Methods for Tuition and Fees

    Upon your arrival in Gulf Language School or North American University, you will be expected to pay for your tuition and fees, housing and meals, books, and medical insurance. You will not be allowed to attend classes or live in a university residence hall without making arrangements to pay all of the above items.

    Payment Methods:

    • Cash, Check, Bank Draft, Money Order, or Traveler’s Checks: If you bring a check or bank draft with you to Gulf Language School or North American University, it is very important that the check be made payable to “North American University” (and not to you). Your check should include the address of the bank in the U.S. for collections. If the check is made payable to you, you will not be able to use the money for 10-14 days after the check is deposited (which will delay your registration). If your check is for an amount that exceeds what you owe, any extra amount will be applied to your next semester’s tuition and will not be refunded to you.
    • MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover: If you use a credit card to pay for your tuition, fees, medical insurance, or housing, you will be charged a 2.75% service fee to use the credit card.
    • Pay online through the 365 Portal. Student can pay using MyNAUStudent app by debit/ credit card or bank account.
    • Wire transfer funds directly to the university. Wire Transfer Details:
      Account Holder Name: North American University
      Account Holder Address: 11929 West Airport Blvd., Stafford TX 77477
      Account Holder Phone: +1 (832) 230-5555
      Bank Name: Wells Fargo Bank
      Account No: 101-625-8434
      Swift Code: WFBIUS6SXXX
      Bank Address: 12200 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77092
      YOU MUST NOTIFY BURSAR’S OFFICE FOR THE WIRE TRANSFER BY EMAILING THE TRANSFER DETAIL OR SWIFT MESSAGE TO [email protected]
    • The NAU Business Office provides a payment plan for such students. Students that find they need to enter a payment plan for tuition, dorms, meal plan, health insurance, or any other university related expenditures must request a payment plan by visiting the Business Office in person.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires that all F-1 and J-1 visa applicants pay a nonrefundable US$200 SEVIS Fee at least three days before they apply for a visa. You can find more information about the SEVIS Fee by visiting: How to obtain your visa

Most students will need to obtain an F-1 visa (student visa) at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate before coming to Gulf Language School depending on the country, obtaining a visa can range from being quite easy to very difficult. To apply for a student visa, you must submit the following to the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate:

    1. Form DS-160 (completed online)
    2. Nonrefundable US$160 visa application fee
    3. Receipt* that you paid the US$200 nonrefundable SEVIS fee.

*Make sure to keep the receipt and bring it with you to the U.S.

    1. A passport valid for at least 6 months (plus any old passports you may have).
    2. A current Form I-20 from Gulf Language School or North American University
    3. A photo (Visit: US visas photo requirements for details)
    4. Evidence of sufficient funds to study in the U.S. including a bank statement
    5. S. Visa requirements differ from country to country, find visa information for your country by visiting: US embassy
      1. Apply Early

      2. Documents required for your visa interview

      3. Visa Interview

        • Most visa interviews are only about 3 minutes long.
        • During the interview, be honest, friendly, and organized.
        • You must convince the visa officer that you are not trying to immigrate to the U.S.
        • Be prepared to explain what companies in your country that you would like to work for after you finish your studies in the U.S. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER say that you would like to get permanent residency and remain in the U.S. after you graduate.
        • Visa officers often ask why you chose a specific major, why you chose to study at Gulf Language School or North American University, or why you chose to study in Texas. You must be prepared to answer these questions.
          1. Information about Gulf Language School or North American University
          2. Information about your major
          3. Information about the City of Houston or Stafford
      4. Visa Denials

        The most common reasons for visa denials are:

        1. The visa officer suspected the student of wanting to immigrate to the U.S. You must prove to the visa officer that you plan to return home after graduation. Examples of proof:
          • Owning a house or business in your country
          • Having a guaranteed job when you return home
          • Having a spouse, children, or close family at home
          • You will inherit property, a business, or assets in your country
          • Have admission to a major that will allow you to get a job when you return home. For example, if you major in Aerospace Engineering, an aerospace industry must exist in your country so that you can find a job after you graduate
        2. You do not have enough money to study at Gulf Language School or North American University.
        3. You did not bring all required documents with you to the U.S. Embassy for the interview.
        4. You lied about something on your visa application or during the visa interview.
        5. You failed a security background check (called “Administrative Processing”).
          • If you are denied a visa, most embassies may allow you to try again at a later date. You may need to request readmission for a future term and get a new I-20.
          • No university in the U.S. can control the outcome of a visa application. We cannot require the embassy to grant you a visa or influence their decision in any way.
      • Students who have been admitted to Gulf Language School or North American University, but wish to postpone their enrollment can request to have their application reviewed again for admission consideration for a later session/semester.
      • Student may need to submit a new bank statement and pay $100 fee shipping fee or order shipment at study.eshipglobal.com for a new I-20