How to Apply

Your Summer Language Institute application must include all of the following components to be considered complete. If you have questions about submitting your application, please contact us at

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

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.

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

Applications received before March 2, 2018 will be eligible for scholarships and receive $200 off tuition.


2.     Reference Form & Letter of Recommendation

A Letter of Recommendation and Reference Form must be submitted on your behalf by an academic or professional reference. Please note that you are responsible for providing your reference with this reference form and for ensuring that the reference submits both the form and letter to the Summer Institute.

Summer Institute - Reference Form


3.     Complete academic transcripts

All applicants must submit complete academic transcripts. UMD students can submit a copy of their unofficial transcript to us via email or in person.

For all non-UMD students, please submit electronic official transcripts to or hard copy transcripts to the address below. Please note that the transcript must be official and direct from your school. This means we will not accept scanned copies sent from your email address.


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

The Summer Term Visiting Student Application can be found here.

After completing this application, please send your confirmation email and your new UID (this is a 9 digit number that we will use to register you for classes) to 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.

The final deadline to apply for concurrent enrollment is May 1, 2018.

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

Please also note that all summer classes are contingent on meeting minimum student enrollments.


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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