English Language Learners

The English Language Institute provides intensive English training designed to meet the academic needs of Millersville’s international students. The program is non-credit and is a pathway to meeting admissions requirements to academic programs for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Successful completion will equip them to be successful throughout their academic career.


  • Small classrooms and dedicated MA TESOL trained instructors.
  • Seamless transition from the English Language Institute to your academic program. No need for additional tests!
  • Concurrent enrollment in academic programs in levels 4, 5 and 6.
  • Cultural orientation and excursions to historical and cultural sites.



Conditional Admission

Upon arrival students are given a placement tests so that we know exactly what skills need to be developed to ensure a successful academic transitions at MU. You can complete the program in one or two semesters, depending on your current level of proficiency.

English Language Institute students are able to concurrently enroll in academic courses in levels 4, 5 and 6.

Steps For Admission (ELI)

Application Deadline

Full-time ESL students are admitted on a rolling basis based on space availability. Students seeking conditional admissions must work with their respective academic program to ensure application deadlines are met. They should apply for conditional admission through the appropriate admissions office for their intended degree—Undergraduate Admissions or Graduate Admissions.

Learn more about Next Steps After Acceptance to Millersville University.

Semester Start Date

International students in the English Language Institute can choose to begin their studies in the fall semester, spring semester, or during the summer each year. These are:

  • Fall - late August
  • Spring - mid January
  • Summer - early June

To see when terms start and end at Millersville University, as well as important academic dates, please visit the academic calendar.

If you have questions about the process, email us at International@Millersville.edu.


Costs for the English Language institute are given as an annual estimation for the combined fall and spring semester.

2020/2021 Estimated Tuition and Fees for the English Language Institute (Annual)


Full-time Out-of-State Student

Part-Time Out-of-State Student

Pennsylvania Resident

Visa Type(s)

F-1, F-2, J-1

F-2, J-2

Permanent Resident










Included in tuition

Included in tuition

Included in tuition

Total Expenses*




* Tuition and fees are subject to change. For a full list of estimated costs, including living expenses and other costs, refer to the Sources of Funds form for international students.

FAFSA and other U.S. government-funded scholarships and grants cannot be used toward payment for the ELI.


Office of International Programs & Services staff members are here to assist you through the admissions process and during your time at Millersville.

Anna Bradford
Associate Director of International Admissions
Call/Text/WhatsApp: +17173058694

Charity Alinda
Associate Director of International Student and Scholar Services
Call/Text/WhatsApp: +17176807084