If you were unable to begin your English studies at the beginning of the term, please join our intensive English program classes already in progress. For more information about class structure, please visit the Intensive English Program webpage. Please see below for details about applying, midterm entry program dates and pricing, and more.
All English Language Institute (ELI) applicants must take the ELI placement test. Students are placed into levels in existing classes based on the results of the placement test. Please note that acceptance at midterm depends on availability. At midterm, classes are sometimes full, so the ELI cannot guarantee that all levels or classes will be available to students testing at midterm. If students test into a level that is full, the ELI will not be able to accommodate them.
No student visa is required. Full- and part-time study is available. Midterm entry is not available for F-1 student visas.
ELI Midterm Placement Test Date Summer Term 2022:
The ELI Midterm Placement Test will be held on Tuesday, June 14. Midterm applicants will be contacted for scheduling.
June 16 - August 4, 2022
Deadline for completed applications is 4:00 pm, June 10, 2022. Applicants must provide:
Completed ELI application form
Copy of passport
Copy of transcript/diploma
Midterm entry applicants do not have to pay the $300 tuition deposit or $150 application fee.
Tuition for Midterm Entry (calendar year 2022)
Please note that textbooks are required and are not included with tuition fees.
- 1 class: $705
- 2 classes: $1259
- 3 classes: $1814
- 4 classes: $2368
- 5 classes: $2923
University of Pittsburgh Mandatory Fees
In addition to ELI tuition, all ELI students must pay mandatory University fees.
- University Student Activity Fee $30
- Computing and Network Services Fee: $100
- Security, Safety, and Transportation Fee $130
- Wellness Fee*** $115
*** The Wellness Fee provides access to Student Health Services, which covers minor health problems and pharmacy services. This fee is not hospitalization/health insurance. ELI students must show proof of hospitalization/health insurance and registration.
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