English Language Program


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 (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 7-week schedule; Monday-Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm.

If you successfully complete the Advanced Level (Level 5) with a minimum GPA of 3.0, you DO NOT need to take the TOEFL or IELTS for university admission into undergraduate and graduate degrees of study.

Class topics include:

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

ELP Session Dates

Session Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall I September 4 October 18 August 3
Fall II October 25 December 13 September 28

ELP Estimated Costs*

Session Tuition Housing/Meal Plan Insurance Additional Expenses Total per Session
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

*Permanent residents of New Jersey may be eligible for an in-house tuition grant based on their family annual income. 

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.