STARTALK Program - Application

Application for Admission for High School and Lewis University Students

To complete your STARTALK application, you will need:

  1. To fill out the Program on-line application form (which includes a short essay, in less than 300 words, explaining why you want to study the language of your choice at our STARTALK program. Lewis students need to indicate in their essay if they intend to continue the language study in our regular courses). Application deadline – May 31st, 11:59 PM

  2. In addition to this you will have to arrange for your school academic transcripts to be sent (by mail or electronically) to Lewis University no later than June 1, 2021.
StarTalk Registration

To have your academic transcripts mailed to us

  1. Print out the Transcript Release Form
  2. Fill it out with the required information and,
  3. Take it to your school Registrar's with the request to mail or email your transcript to the following address:

    Dr. Serafima Gettys
    Foreign Language Program
    MacNamara 005 (Unit 1203)
    Lewis University
    Romeoville, IL 60446

    Or electronically to


  • May 31st, 11:59 PM, 2021 - On-line application deadline
  • Sunday, June 20th 2 pm – Virtual orientation meeting for those who were accepted to the program
  • Monday, June 21st - Classes begin
  • Friday, July 16th - Graduation Day

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Note: The program is FREE. However, if you get accepted, you will need to pay $40 registration fee, registration process costs $40 (If you’ll ever become a full time student at Lewis, your registration fee will be waived)