English Language Program

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English Language Program

About the ELP

Rowan University offers a variety of English language courses and services designed to help non-native speakers of English improve their verbal and written skills professionally, personally, and academically. These programs include an English Language Program in Glassboro, New Jersey (Rowan University’s main campus), an English Language Community Program in Camden, New Jersey (Rowan University’s Camden campus), Pathway Program in Glassboro, New Jersey, TOEFL ITP Testing, and American Language & Culture Institute (Summer School in Glassboro, New Jersey). 

Program Service Location

English Language Program*

Comprehensive intensive academic English language training

Glassboro, NJ (Main Campus)

English Language Community Program

Communicative English language program

Camden, NJ (Camden Campus) and Glassboro, NJ (Main Campus)

University Conditional Admission Program

Program for degree-seeking students who have met admission requirements for a degree program (undergraduate or graduate) at Rowan University but need to improve their English proficiency.

Glassboro, NJ (Main Campus)

Pathway Program

One-semester university prep program for advanced level students (TOEFL/IELTS waiver program).

Glassboro, NJ (Main Campus)


Language Test for Rowan University admission (offered once a semester)

Glassboro, NJ (Main Campus)

American Language & Culture Institute

Summer English language and American culture program with trips

Glassboro, NJ (Main Campus)

 * Students on F-1 Visa attend the ELP on Rowan University’s main campus in Glassboro, New Jersey.

The ELP at Rowan University is a university intensive academic English program for international and local immigrant students, and our primary goal is to prepare students for university success.

This program has had a history of over 50 years helping students from non-English speaking countries all over the world and have had great careers in the U.S. and other countries.

The ELP has five levels: Level 1 (Low Beginner), Level 2 (High Beginner), Level 3 (Low Intermediate), Level 4 (High Intermediate) and Level 5 (Advanced). After taking the placement test, you will be placed in the level that best suits your knowledge of the English language.

Classes run on the regular University semester schedule; Monday-Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm. There are two enrollment terms per semester. Each term is 7 weeks long. Attending the ELP for one full semester is 14 weeks long. 

Class topics include:

  • Academic Reading
  • Academic Writing
  • Listening & Speaking/Pronunciation
  • Oral Presentations
  • Grammar

If you successfully complete the 14-week Advanced Level (Level 5) with a minimum GPA of 3.0, you DO NOT need to take the TOEFL or IELTS for admission into undergraduate and graduate programs at Rowan University. 

Program Dates

Enrollment Start Date End Date Application Deadline Placement Test
Spring I January 21, 2020 March 5, 2020 January 6, 2020 January 14, 2020 at 10AM
Spring II March 9, 2020 April 30, 2020 February 17, 2020 March 2, 2020 at 10AM
Summer I May 11, 2020 June 18, 2020 April 13, 2020 May 1, 2020 at 10AM
Summer II June 24, 2020 July 31, 2020 June 8, 2020 June 16, 2020 at 10AM
Fall I September 1, 2020 October 15, 2020 August 11, 2020 August 26, 2020 at 10AM
Fall II October 26, 2020 December 10, 2020 October 5, 2020 October 20, 2020 at 10AM


Tuition & Fees

Rowan ELP has the most affordable and reasonable tuition for an English Language Program in the region. The tuition also includes all books, trips and activities.

Below is the estimated cost per 7 week enrollment:

Enrollment Tuition  Housing/Meal Plan Insurance  Additional Expenses Total
Spring I $2,000 $2,662.50 $437.50 $500 $5,600
Spring II $2,000 $2,662.50 $437.50 $500 $5,600
Summer I $2,000 $2,662.50 $437.50 $500 $5,600
Summer II $2,000 $2,662.50 $437.50 $500 $5,600
Fall I $2,000 $2,662.50 $437.50 $500 $5,600
Fall II $2,000 $2,662.50 $437.50 $500 $5,600

*based on estimates - will vary based on housing, meal plan, and insurance options

Statement about Housing and Meal Plan:  To apply for an I-20, students must show evidence of financial support to cover the total amount above for each session. The costs above are estimates only. Actual housing and meal costs will depend on students' living situation. If students plan to live on campus at Rowan University, go to University Learning & Housing for more information about room rates and meal plan costs.