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Frequently Asked Questions


Who is eligible to apply for EFL Virtual?
Students who have completed their sophomore or junior year in high school can attend EFL Virtual. Students who are currently in their senior year of high school are not eligible.


What are the application requirements?
All students will need to create an online account to start the application. An essay is required. A $35 non-refundable processing fee is also charged at the time of submission.

A complete transcript of all high school courses taken and grades received is required. An unofficial transcript is acceptable; however, all transcripts must include the student name and school name. If you have attended more than one high school or have additional coursework to show, you may upload additional files. A transcript from only the current semester or year will not be considered complete by the Admissions Committee.

A letter of recommendation is also required from a counselor, teacher, coach, or other adult who can offer a comprehensive assessment of the student’s performance. Please allow time for your recommender to complete the online recommendation form.

Your application will not be considered complete until ALL pieces of the application have been submitted and received, including the payment of the $25 fee. Exceptions for partial transcripts or incomplete letters of recommendation will typically not be granted, even if all other parts of the application have been completed.

Please note, the admissions committee will only accept one student per high school to a given EFL Virtual program. If there are multiple students applying from the same high school to the same week, priority will be given to the student who first submitted their completed application. We encourage applicants to consider their top three program choices when applying.


When will I know if I have been accepted?
Applicants will be notified of their admission status via email within three weeks of their application being marked complete. To check on the status of your application, you can always log into the Self Service Center here.


How will I be notified?
We will notify applicants of their admission status through email. Please be sure to provide an email that you check frequently!

If accepted, it is your responsibility to follow the email directions and complete the additional enrollment forms in your portal within two weeks of your acceptance. You will also be prompted to submit your program payment at the same time.


I’ve been accepted, now what should I do?
Congratulations! You should log into the Self Service Center, complete your enrollment forms, and submit your payment. Your acceptance email will also provide directions and a link for you to access your portal.

Failure to complete your enrollment forms and submit your payment by the specified date will result in your spot being released to another well qualified candidate.


What format will EFL Virtual be delivered in?
EFL Virtual will be delivered through a synchronous, online format. Students will be required to be online in a virtual classroom approximately five hours per day, Monday through Friday.


How much does it cost to attend EFL Virtual?
The cost for EFL Virtual is $800. Students must also have a computer/laptop/tablet with internet capabilities and a web camera, an additional mobile communication device such as a phone or tablet, and headphones with a microphone.


What if I can no longer attend the program and need to cancel my enrollment?
If you cancel by May 19, 2023, you are eligible to have 50% of the paid program fee refunded to you. Refunds will not be offered for cancellations after May 20th.


Does FTE offer financial assistance?
Yes! Scholarship funding is available. Visit our Costs & Scholarships page for more details about scholarship assistance.


How can I pay the program fee? 
Accepted applicants can pay online with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). Payment directions can be found by logging in to your Self Service Center account.


Can I earn college credit for EFL Virtual?
The FTE has a long and successful relationship with the University of Colorado. The Department of Economics at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs will offer undergraduate credit (optional) for students participating in the EFL Virtual program. Please visit the EFL Virtual College Credit page for more information.


Can I arrive late or leave early?
Students are required to be in attendance online for the entire program. Students should plan to spend approximately five hours per day, Monday through Friday, in class and completing homework assignments.


When will I receive more information about my program?
Orientation materials will be sent via email approximately four weeks before your program start date.


What will be expected from students attending EFL Virtual?
Students are expected to fully participate in all EFL Virtual sessions during the week. Those who miss sessions or choose not to participate may be withdrawn from the course and will not qualify for college credit through UCCS. In addition, we ask students and parents to sign a Code of Conduct that acknowledges their responsibility to behave appropriately, respectfully, and honestly with FTE and program staff during the application process and the program itself.