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Arrival Information - St. Paul MN

at University of St. Thomas - Minnesota

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Tel: 1(651) 240-5666
E-mail: spa@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/St. Paul is an "A" Center


Area Airports: Minneapolis-St. Paul Int. (MSP)
Distance to ELS: 40/20 minutes (Bus or light rail/Car)

Airport Pickup Service Details

  Minneapolis-St. Paul Int. (MSP)
APU Price:
City View Limousine Service
Pickup Location:  
Baggage claim #7
Baggage claim #2

City View Limousine Service: This company provides very accommodating services to our students. The drivers will research whether or a student's flight has been delayed and will flexibly change the pick-up time as needed, even if it goes into the late hours of the night. They will also contact the Center Director directly if problems arise with locating a student. The drivers are acquainted with our host families, and they know our campus. They are well trained in working with students with limited English. In sum, by ordering this service, the student can rest assured that they will be well taken care if in their transportation from the airport to the host family home or dormitory.

Other Transportation from Airport

Taxis from the MSP airport to the campus or homestays will cost approximately $25 plus tip, with a travel time of approximately 20 minutes. Drivers will need the exact address where the student is going, and may not be familiar with our campus location.

Housing Check-in & Check-out

  Check-in Time Check-out Time  
Homestays in the area
12:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday before session start date 5:00am - 5:00pm Saturday after session end date  
  Check-in: Students are provided the name and address of the host family before they arrive. They can arrange an airport pickup service through ELS to take them directly to their host family, or they may make their own arrangements by taxi service to arrive directly to the host family home.
  Check-out: Students return house keys directly to the host family. They should clean their room before they leave. Students may then go directly to the airport. They can arrange their own taxi to the airport, or may request an airport pickup service through ELS to take them to the airport from the host family.  

Center Registration

On the first day (Monday) of registration and orientation: All new students should arrive to the center at 8:15 am to register for classes, and attend orientation. Students will be emailed a link to the Placement Test prior to arrival.

If a holiday falls on a first Monday, ELS Centers will be open only to register newly arriving students.

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

Immunization documents are required for this Center and included in the Student Welcome Package.The university requires that the immunizations be performed withing 45 days of the program start date. (Broken)

Emergency Contact Information

ELS Toll Free #: 1-866-731-4146 (Sunday arrival use only)

Arrival on NON-Standard Date

See the Area Information tab for hotel suggestions.