Admission to the ELI and conditional admission to the Graduate School at UMBC are separate:
Step 1: Submit your application to the Graduate School.
Step 2: Send an email to Ms. Kathy Ruth, International Admissions Specialist, to explain that you are requesting conditional admission.
Step 3: If you are approved, submit your application to the ELI. The ELI will issue your Form I-20 so that you may apply for a F-1 student visa.
Step 4: Study at the ELI until you complete Level 6 classes with grades of A or B (no TOEFL or IELTS is required). You may begin full-time graduate study after you pass ELI Level 6 or achieve the required TOEFL or IELTS score for your program. Some programs will permit you to begin part-time graduate study while you complete ELI Level 6.