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Tel: 1 (773) 277-3799
E-mail: chi@ELS.edu

How do I arrange for Airport Pickup?

The ELS Central Admissions Department arranges the airport transfer, but the Counselor will need to provide important information about the student.

Please follow the following 2 steps:

Step 1: 

Please have the following information regarding your student:

  • Student name (ELS ID number is also requested - if known)
  • ELS Center location to attend
  • Airline name (for arrival into the final destination)
  • Flight number and airport name (or code)
  • Port of Entry into the USA (if different from final destination)
  • Anticipated time of arrival and date

Step 2: 

After collecting all of the information from Step 1, please email these details to your ELS Central Admissions Advisor.

  • ELS/Chicago is a "B" Center


Area Airports: Chicago Midway Int Airport (MDW)
  Chicago O'Hare Int Airport (ORD)
Distance to ELS: 45/30 minutes (Subway/Car)

Airport Pickup Service Details

  Chicago Midway Int Airport (MDW) Chicago O'Hare Int Airport (ORD)
APU Price:
$175 $175
A 1 Limousine Service
A 1 Limousine Service
Pickup Location:    
Your driver will meet you at the end of the concourse as you pass the security check point. Your driver will meet you in the baggage claim area.
Your driver will be waiting for you just outside "International Arrival" after you have cleared Immigration and Customs. Your driver will be waiting for you just outside "International Arrivals" after you have cleared Immigration and Customs.

Students who request an APU will be met by a greeter inside the airport. The greeter will have a sign with the student's name. If a student cannot find the greeter, he or she should call the ELS Help Line immediately.

Other Transportation from Airport

The Suburban Taxi service from O'Hare Int'l Airport to the campus or homestays will cost approximately $25, with a travel time of 30 minutes, call 1-708-848-1000. City taxis will cost from $50 to $60.

Housing Check-in & Check-out

  Check-in Time Check-out Time

Center Registration

On the first day (Monday) of registration and orientation: All new students should arrive to the center at 8:15 am to take the Student Course Level Placement Test, register for classes, and attend orientation.

If a holiday falls on a first Monday, ELS Centers will be open only to register newly arriving students. The Student Course Level Placement Test will be administered on the following Tuesday.

What to Bring

  • Passport
  • A copy of I-20 Form
  • Funds to pay all remaining fees at ELS
  • Completed Health Form (if applicable)
  • Proof of medical insurance (if not purchased through ELS)

Immunization Requirements


Emergency Contact Information

ELS Toll Free #: 1-888-475-3630 (Sunday arrival use only)

Arrival on NON-Standard Date

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