English Language Proficiency Program Admission & Application Process

The ELPP is an English as a Second Language program 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.  This program can assist students who do not have an English language proficiency score, who have a proficiency score below academic admission requirements, or who only want to improve their English language skills. 

Contact our office today at umdelppum@umich.edu.

Application Process

1.  Click on the blue "APPLY NOW" button found on this page! Complete the online portal and submit.  (Or you may download, complete the ELPP application packet, and email it to umdelppum@umich.edu) 

2.  Upload a copy of your current passport and an affidavit of financial support document.

Note: When submitting original bank statements they must be mailed to our office*:
UMD-ELPP
4901 Evergreen, FCN 237
Dearborn, MI 48128

*(Due to the current circumstances with COVID 19 we will accept uploaded bank statements)

ELPP Admission Policies

To be admitted to the ELPP, students who have not been provisionally admitted to an undergraduate program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn must meet the following criteria:

  • Have submitted a completed ELPP Application.

  • Have a need to improve proficiency in Standard American English, especially for academic purposes.

  • Have no history of harming or bringing potential harm to others.

  • Have graduated from an approved and/or accredited secondary school or home school or have acquired a General Equivalency Diploma or have submitted a statement as to how they fit the population the ELPP serves as described in the "Program Overview" section on page one of the ELPP Application.
  • Have no history of academic disciplinary offenses.

International students must also meet the following criterion:

ELPP Tuition & Fees

All students will be charged the university's registration, technology, and new student fee

  • The tuition for ELPP courses is $299 per contact hour
  • ELPP core classes are worth 6 contact hours, totaling $1,794 per class
  • Contact hours for ELPP electives vary by class
  • Full-time enrollment in the ELPP is considered 18 contact hours per term
  • Tuition for full-time English studies is $5,382 per term

Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Special Opportunities

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 a U.S. university).

English Language Proficiency Program

237 -
Fairlane Center North (FCN)
Phone: 
313-583-6661
Fax: 
313-583-6613
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