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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE COUNTY (UMBC)

English Language Institute

Program Type: College/University Affiliated
English Language Institute
1000 Hilltop Circle
UC 207
Baltimore, MD  21250- 

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Host Institution: University Of Maryland, Baltimore County (Umbc)

Host City Size: Over 500,000

Year Established: 1993

Accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

IEP Membership Organizations: EnglishUSA
 
Phone #: (410) 455-2831

Fax #: (410) 455-1115

E-Mail:

Website: http://www.umbc.edu/eli

 
Course Schedule:
LevelClass hrs/wkLab hrs/wkCAI hrs/wkOther* hrs/wk
B:2024245
LI:2024245
I:2024245
A:2024245

* Other Course Type: We also offer optional extra classes, free individual tutoring, conversation partners, field trips, and on-campus cultural and recreational activities.

Additional Course Info: The ELI offers custom English programs for groups of students, teachers, and professionals.

English for Specific Purpose:
Specific Purposehrs
Business20
Graduate Study20
Teacher Training3
University Preparation20

Test Preparation:
Test Typehrs/wk
GRE5
TOEFL5
TOEIC5
 
Terms:
Term Duration in WeeksStart Month
3January
7January
7March
8May
7August
7October

Terms Additional Info: The ELI can organize custom group programs on request.

Program Size: 157

Program Size, Summer: 85

Average Class Size: 12

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

Distribution:
RegionPercent
Africa34.00
Americas2.00
Asia30.00
Europe2.00
Middle East/North Africa32.00

Full-time Instructors: 0

Part-time Instructors: 20

Average Full-time Hours per Week: 0

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Full-time: 1

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Part-time: 20

Full-time Admin: 7

Part-time Admin: 16

Part-time study option: yes

Part-time Eligibility: Part-time study is available for students with U.S. visas that allow part-time study, as well as U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Tests used by the IEP for admission and proficiency: Other

 
Admissions: All Applicants

Admission Conditions: Most applicants are age 17 and older and have a high school diploma (or equivalent).

Visa Forms Issued: I-20

Other Visa Forms Issued - Details: none

Pre-academic work completed in IEP eligible for college/university credit: yes

Maximum Credits Eligible: 0

Conditions: Students in the ELI's advanced level may apply to pursue course work for university credit alongside their ELI classes.

IEP students can take academic courses at college/university: yes

Maximum Credits Avail.: 6

Degree Levels: Undergraduate and graduate

I-20 Includes Academic Admission: yes

Academic Admissions Conditions: Conditional admission opportunities (Bridge Program) are available for degree programs at the University. Conditionally admitted students receive an I-20 that includes academic admission and must complete English language classes successfully.

TOEFL Required for Undergraduate Admission: no

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: English Language Institute students can apply to the University without an English test.

TOEFL Required for Graduate Admission: yes

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: English Language Institute students may take an institutional version of the TOEFL at the ELI. The IELTS is also accepted.

Articulation Agreement(s): no

 
Tuition:
TuitionWeeks
23007

Fees: $100

Insurance Cost: $200

Insurance Details: Students with an F-1 visa purchase University student health insurance. Cost is typically $33 per week.

Other Costs: Application fee of $100 includes express mail delivery of the I-20 and admissions information.

Campus Housing Availability: Available year-round

Campus Housing Assistance Available: yes

Housing Costs: $3658

Housing Weeks: 7

Housing Cost Type: Room

Additional Housing Info: On-campus housing options include dormitories and apartments. Students may live on or off campus.

Off-Campus Housing Availability: Readily available, moderately priced

Off-Campus housing Assistance Available: yes

Homestay Assistance Available: no

Board Plan Availability: Board plan available

Board Plan Costs: $2227

Board Plan Weeks: 7

Board Plan Additional Info: UMBC offers several meal plan options. Cost varies by plan.

Services Available: Academic Counseling, Academic Placement, Campus Orientation, Conversation Partners, Crosscultural Activities, Field Trips, Housing Assistance, International Student Advisor, Personal/Cultural Counseling, Recreational Activities, Visa/Tax Counseling

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