University of Maryland (UMD)

Maryland English Institute (MEI) [College Park, Maryland]

Intensive Program

Please Read Carefully Before You Apply

  1. Your online application will be e-mailed directly to the school. It is your responsibility to follow the instructions provided and complete the application process. Applicants are advised to send questions to the school admissions office in order to receive the quickest response.
  2. Some courses may have an application deadline. You are strongly advised to submit your application well before the course start date to insure you have enough time to fulfill all requirements.
  3. University of Maryland (UMD) requires you to pay a US$ 60 (Non-Refundable) application fee. Payment may be made by credit card ONLY. Please note that the school's application fee is NON-REFUNDABLE even if you cancel your application later on for any reason or if you are not accepted for admission.
  4. In order to pay the school's application fee and send your application, you will need to enter valid credit card information. If you need to use the credit card of a family member or friend, be sure to receive permission ahead of time and inform them of the date and amount of the transaction.
  5. When submitting your application, prepare to send a copy of your passport, a copy of your bank letter or bank statement, a copy of English test scores that meet admissions requirements (if necessary), and any additional forms required. Please follow all instructions carefully in order to complete the enrollment process. You can start an application and submit your supporting documents later in the admission process.
  6. You must have a student visa in order to legally enter the United States and enroll in this English program. To apply for your student visa, you must submit the I-20 form received from your school, and other documents, to the United States Embassy or Consulate. All students should apply well in advance of your start date in case there are delays in processing your visa.
  7. The application is good for one year. After one year, a student must reapply.

Required Documents

(You may upload documents with the application or send them to the school.)

 High School/College Diploma


An official copy of your certificate, diploma, degree, or school records.

 Copy of Passport (I.D. Page)


A photocopy of passport.

 English Test Score


Please note that applicants must provide proof of one of the following English test scores: iBT TOEFL of 45+; IELTS of 5.0+ or Duolingo English Test score of 75+. Classes are offered only at the intermediate and advanced levels. Applicants must submit a standardized test score (IELTS, TOEFL or Duolingo) with their application to demonstrate their current English level.

 Bank Statement


(FOR F-1 VISA STUDENTS ONLY) An original current bank statement showing funds no less than the tuition, fees, and estimated living expenses listed in MEI's brochure and on the MEI website, for the period of time that the applicant intends to study.

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