How To Apply

Intensive Academic English

Intensive Academic English is available to all students who are older than seventeen years of age. There are four separate application processes for students depending on visa type:

  • All full-time students including F -1 outside the U.S. (called "Initial")
  • Full-time U.S. permanent residents/citizens
  • Full-time transfer F-1 students already in the U.S. (called "Transfer")
  • Part-time students (U.S. permanent residents/citizens, F-2 Visa, B Visa, J Visa, or other)

* Bank Statement and Statement of Willingness not required.

Full-time “Initial” Student Applications: F-1 Students (Outside the U.S.)

  • Complete the Intensive Academic English Application for full-time F-1 students. 
  • Provide a copy of your passport.
  • If you are bringing a child or a spouse:
  • Provide proof of funding. Please review the Cost Guide.
  • An official bank statement, bank letter, or if sponsored by your government a scholarship (financial guarantee) letter.
  • If someone else is responsible for payment of your tuition and/or housing, complete Statement of Willingness (PDF).
  • If you are living with a family member or friend in the U.S. who provide free housing and food, also complete a Room and Board Statement of Willingness (PDF).
  • For International Students: Pay fees and tuition via FlyWire.
    Need help? Email support@flywire.com or talk over the phone at 1-800-346-9252.
  • Pay the $50 application fee online by credit card via FlyWire.  See instructions to pay tuition and fees located at the bottom of the page.   

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Priority Application Deadline for "first time" F-1 Students-outside the U.S.

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: December 15
  • Summer: April 15 

Full-time "Transfer" Student Applications: F-1 Students (Inside the U.S.)

  • Complete the Intensive Academic English Application for full-time F-1 students.  Please include your U.S. address and foreign address on the application.
  • Provide immigration documents:
  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of your current I-20
  • Copy of your I-94
  • Copy of your visa 
  • Provide proof of funding. Please review the Cost Guide.
  • An official bank statement, bank letter, or if sponsored by your government a scholarship (financial guarantee) letter.
  • If someone else is responsible for payment of your tuition and/or housing, complete Statement of Willingness (PDF).
  • If you are living with a family member or friend in the U.S. who provide free housing and food, also complete a Room and Board Statement of Willingness (PDF).
  • Pay the $50 application fee online by credit card via TouchNet. See instructions for paying tuition and fees located at the bottom of the page. 
  • For International Students: Pay fees and tuition via FlyWire.
    Need help? Email support@flywire.com or talk over the phone at 1-800-346-9252.
  • After admission, you will receive instructions on transferring your immigration record to Towson University ELC.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Priority Application Deadline for "Transfer" F-1 Students-inside the U.S.

  • Fall: August 15
  • Spring: January 15
  • Summer: May 15

Note about "Conditional" and "Provisional" Admission

Towson University offers "Conditional Admission" to undergraduate students requiring English language training before studying for a Bachelor's degree, and "Provisional Admission" to graduate students requiring English language training before studying for a Master's or Doctoral degree. Students who select these programs may be admitted to their academic degree program without standardized English Proficiency test scores.

  • Undergraduate Students - "Conditional" students must complete level 5 of the Intensive Academic English program or APTU 2 of the Academic Pathway to Towson University before matriculating to their undergraduate programs.
  • Graduate Students - "Provisional" students must complete level 6/Grad 1 and/or level 7 Grad 2 (depending on your placement scores) before matriculating to their graduate programs.  

Part-time Student Applications: F-2, B-1 / B-2, J, Other (U.S. Permanent Resident / Citizen, etc.)

  1. Complete a Part-time Application.
  2. Pay the $50 application fee online by credit card via TouchNet. See instructions below.

Note About Submitting Documents

Applications and materials should be submitted electronically to elc@towson.edu or mailed to Towson University English Language Center, 8000 York Rd. Towson, MD 21252 USA.

Paying fees and tuition by check made out to “Towson University” will not be available until the university campus fully reopens in the Fall 2021 semester. At that time, you can also mail your check to Towson ELC or bring it into our office. We only accept credit card payments in person. Students abroad can also pay fees and tuition by wire transfer.  See how to pay tuition and fees below. 

Make payments to the ELC

Make a Payment

Towson University has partnered with Flywire to provide our international students with a secure payment method that simplifies the payment process.  With Flywire, you can pay online from banks and countries around the world, usually in your home currency.

To begin your payment, go to https://towsonenglish.flywire.com. If you have questions about how to complete your payment, you can contact Flywire's 24/7 Customer Support Team at support@flywire.com.

For students living in the U.S.: Pay fees and tuition online. If you have questions please email .

Intensive Full-time: Pay Here

Intensive Part-time: Pay Here