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English Language Requirements for Enrollment

Graduate students will be notified of the need to enroll in an English course within their official admission letter issued by the Graduate School. They will be informed as to whether they need to be in Intensive English, the English Bridge Program, or in the Advanced English Writing course.

Intensive English (IE)

Graduate students who are admitted with a placement in Intensive English are required to successfully complete the semester-long Intensive English program before beginning their degree program. The I-20 will be issued for English training and upon successful completion of Intensive English their I-20 will be changed by International Student and Scholar Services to the graduate degree program. Click here for general information about the Intensive English course.

English Bridge Program (EBP)

Graduate students who are admitted with a placement in the English Bridge Program are required to successfully complete the semester-long Bridge Program. The Bridge Program consists of Semi-Intensive English study and in addition, the student will enroll in up to two (2) courses in their degree program. They will receive an I-20 for the Bridge Program, and upon successful completion of EBP, the I-20 will be changed by International Student and Scholar Services to the graduate degree program. Click here for general information about the Semi-Intensive English study in the Bridge Program. 

Advanced English Writing (AEW)

Graduate students who are admitted with a placement in the Advanced English Writing Course are given full admission into their degree program with the condition of enrollment that they successfully complete the Advanced English Writing Course at the Maryland English Institute in their second semester of study. They will be automatically enrolled in this course. Click here for more information about the Advanced English Writing Course. 

Additional Information

How do I register for my assigned English course?

You will be automatically enrolled in the English course that you are assigned to.

What are the fees for the English courses?

The English courses carry separate fees that are not covered by tuition remission.  Please visit the Maryland English Institute website for fee information.

Can I submit new English test scores after admission?

Yes, if you have been placed into Intensive English or the English Bridge Program you will have until 60 days before the start of the semester to submit new test scores.  The Graduate School will review any new test scores submitted to determine if they are sufficient to change your English course placement.  Students placed into the Advanced English Writing Course in their second semester of study will have until the end of their first semester to submit a new test score that is sufficient to waive their need to take the writing course.