How to Apply

Our application is now open!

Your Summer Language Institute must include the following components. If you have questions about submitting your application, please contact us at

1.     UMD Summer Language Institute Application
Click here for application.

Applicants must submit three essays through the online application. Click here for essay prompts.

Applications received before the Early Bird deadline of March 3, 2017 will receive a $200 tuition discount. Applications received before March 20, 2017 will be eligible for scholarships.

Applicants not currently enrolled at the University of Maryland must send an email to with student name and preferred email address to be granted access to the system.

UMD Students will use Directory ID and password to sign in to the online application system.

2.     Recommendation Form & Letter of Recommendation

Summer Institute - Recommendation Form

3.     Complete academic transcripts (official for non-UMD students)

Please submit electronic official transcripts to or hard copy transcripts to the address below.

4.     Online Summer Term Visiting Student Application* (FOR NON-UMD STUDENTS ONLY)

Visiting Student Application

This application requires a non-refundable $75 application fee (denial from the Summer Institute does not reject a student for the general Summer Term). Please note that currently enrolled UMD students DO NOT need to complete this application. 

5. Undergraduate Admission's Concurrent Student Application (high school students only)

If you are a high school student who will not graduate before the beginning of the summer term, please contact us regarding the Concurrent Student Application. Please note that the terms of Concurrent Enrollment state that all high school students must live within commuting distance of College Park, MD and that high school students are not eligible to live in on-campus summer housing.

All non UMD applicants (except for true beginners) will be placed pending assessment. These tests will take place after applications are complete, but if you are concerned you may be too advanced for the highest level course you should contact us at

All hard copy materials including transcripts and letters of recommendation can be sent to:

UMD Summer Language Institute
University of Maryland
3124 HJ Patterson Hall
College Park, MD 20742

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