English Language Program

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English Language Program

About the ELP

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 22, 2019 March 7, 2019 December 14, 2018 December 18, 2018 at 10AM
Spring II March 11, 2019 May 2, 2019 January 11, 2019 February 22, 2019 at 10AM
Summer I May 8, 2019 June 14, 2019 April 5, 2019 April 19, 2019 at 10AM
Summer II June 24, 2019 July 31, 2019 March 8, 2019 May 31, 2019 at 10AM
Fall I September 3, 2019  October 18, 2019 July 26, 2019 August 13, 2019 at 10AM
Fall II October 28, 2019 December 13, 2019 August 9, 2019 October 14, 2019 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.