English Language Proficiency Program

Welcome to the ELPP!

Mission Statement

The mission of the English Language Proficiency Program (ELPP) is to provide quality English language education and an orientation to the academic culture of the United States for non-native speakers of Standard American English.

  • Why choose the English Language Proficiency Program?
    • Quality:  The University of Michigan is known all over the world for its high-quality programs.  The ELPP is accredited and certified to insure students get excellent training in English.  Courses are taught by highly qualified instructors with many years of experience who care about what you need to succeed!
    • Diversity:  The University of Michigan-Dearborn campus celebrates individual and cultural differences in a highly diverse campus community. 
    • Affordability:  Tuition is very competitively priced to similar programs in the area.  Books and course materials are included in tuition costs.
    • Safety:  The University of Michigan-Dearborn is ranked the #1 safest public university in Michigan.
    • Opportunities:  ELPP students are involved in the local community, where they practice their English with fluent English speakers.  There are over 160 student organizations on campus!  
    • Location:  Our campus includes beautiful, natural areas for walking, biking, relaxing, or studying.  We are in the city of Dearborn, a uniquely international city that welcomes all people and contains many conveniences for shopping and dining as well as wonderful cultural exhibits.  We are also merely 10 minutes from the historic heart of the American automotive industry- Detroit, also known as the Motor City!
    • Support:  Many support services are available to students, including tutoring, counseling, immigration support, career services, and more.  The university library and multiple computer labs are available for ELPP students' use.
    • Housing:  Students can live across the street from campus without the need of a car to get to classes at The Union at Dearborn
  • Is the ELPP right for you?

    The ELPP is primarily designed for students transitioning to college, current college students, and adults who wish to improve their English language and academic skills in preparation for and in support of university study.  Students who do not have an English language proficiency score or who have a proficiency score below academic admission requirements can improve their English proficiency by studying in our program.  Our goal is to help you meet your English proficiency goals!

    Special opportunities are available for select groups who may not fit the exact description above (for example, visiting scholars or international high school students enrolled in a summer course that teaches the English needed to fill out an application for an American university).  For more information contact: umdelppum@umich.edu

  • How do you apply to the ELPP?

    Download the ELPP application: https://umich.box.com/v/ELPPapplication

    1. Complete the ELPP application.  Submit the application and a copy of your current passport to umdelppum@umich.edu.  

    2. If you are in need of a Language I-20, please email your request to umdelppum@umich.edu.  A financial affidavit form will need to be completed.  Download the financial affidavit: https://umich.box.com/v/ELPPfinancialaffidavit

    3. When submitting an original bank statement it must be mailed to our office: 4901 Evergreen, FCN 237, Dearborn, MI  48128

      The ELPP follows the Academic calendar of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  For registration deadlines, please see https://umdearborn.edu/students/registration-records/academic-calendar-important-dates

  • ELPP contact information

    Office Location:
    19000 Hubbard Drive
    Fairlane Center North, Suite 237
    Dearborn, MI 48126-2638
    Phone: 313-583-6661


    Mailing Address:
    4901 Evergreen Rd.
    Fairlane Center North, Suite 237
    Dearborn, MI 48128

    Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday

  • Accreditation

    The English Language Proficiency Program, University of Michigan-Dearborn is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for the period December 2014 through December 2019 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions.  CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 801 North Fairfax Street, Suite 402A, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703.665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org.

    The ELPP is additionally a member of EnglishUSA, also known as the American Association of Intensive English Programs.

English Language Proficiency Program

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Fairlane Center North (FCN)

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