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
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
Apply Now
There are 3 steps to the ELP application. To complete the application process you must do the following:
  1. All applicants must submit $30 application fee online, by check or money order. 
  2. Next, international students applying for an F-1 Visa must complete the ELP Application.
  3. Once complete, please submit the ELP Application, Copy of Passport (picture page only) and your Financial Statement to our admissions office by email at ELP@rowan.edu.

If you are interested, please contact us today at ELP@rowan.edu

The English Language Program
Rowan University
Glassboro, New Jersey, USA

The English Language Program is a proud member of EnglishUSA and UCIEP