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Apply to the Summer Language Institutes

Learn everything you need to know about applying to the Summer Language Institutes. 

Application Information

Applications for the 2021 Summer Institute have now closed. The UMD Summer Language Institute Application for Summer 2022 will be available in November 2021

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 their Directory ID and password to sign in to the online application system.

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Early Bird Deadline: Applications received by March 31, 2021 will receive $200 off tuition and are eligible for scholarships. 
Priority Deadline: Applications received by April 20, 2021 will be eligible for scholarships. 

Payment for the Summer Institute follows the deadlines set forth by the University, which can be found on the Payment Policy and Due Dates page. The final deadline to apply to the Summer Institute is May 25, 2021. 

Reference Form

The Summer Language Institute application requires that a professional or academic reference submit a Summer Institute Reference Form on your behalf. Please provide contact information for your academic or professional reference on your Summer Language Institute application. After you have submitted your entire application, the online application system will automatically send an email with the form and further instructions to your recommender.

Please note that you are responsible for ensuring that your recommender submits the form to the Summer Language Institute in a timely manner.

Complete academic transcripts

All applicants must provide copies of their transcripts on the online application. The Summer Language Institute application provides up to five spaces where you can upload copies of your transcripts.  An unofficial transcript is suitable for the online application.

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

All non-UMD students will need to complete the Summer Term Visiting Student Application.  Please click here to be redirected to the Online Summer term Visiting Student Application.  Please note that all classes offered at the Summer Institute are Undergraduate courses, and therefore require the Summer Session Undergraduate Application.

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.  Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis.
The final deadline to apply for concurrent enrollment is May 1, 2021.

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.