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MELP Intensive English Program Application Guidelines


Step 1 – Create Guest Account

  • Select “Apply Now”
    • If you do NOT have a University internet/email account, select “I’m new to the University.”
    • If you DO have a University internet/email account, select “I have a University Internet Account.”
  • Enter the required information
    • For your address, choose “Other” to select a country other than the United States or Canada.
    • If you do NOT have a City, enter a province or district or enter N/A.
    • Do not forget your password; you may need it later!
  • Select “Continue” when you are finished

Step 2 – My Profile

  • Enter the required information (questions with a red star*).
  • Select “Continue Checkout” when you're finished!

Step 3 – My Applications

  • Select “Start” and then select “Start” again.
  • Enter the required information.
  • To upload files: select “Choose File,” select your file, then select “Upload.”
    • The file name will appear when the file is successfully uploaded.
    • If your diploma or transcripts are originally in English, you should upload the same file in both the “original” document field and the “certified English translation” document field.
  • Select “Submit” when you are finished.

How to Return to an Incomplete Application or Check the Status of a Submitted Application

  • Go to learning.umn.edu
  • Select “Login” and then select “Learner Login” (upper right corner).
    • Choose “I have a University Internet Account.”
    • Internet ID is your complete email address used in Step 1 (example: John.Doe@gmail.com).
  • Select “My Applications” (left side menu).
  • Select “Continue” and then select “Continue” again.

After You Submit Your Application

  • Shipping your documents to an international address? If yes, remember to submit the required separate payment for express shipping service at z.umn.edu/eshipglobal.
  • MELP staff will review your application to be sure it is complete; we may contact you or your Application Helper if we have any questions.
  • Your acceptance decision will be sent approximately 7−10 business days after your application is complete.


If you would like the application in a language other than English, please visit the Intensive English program website.

If you have any questions about your application, please contact MELP at esl@umn.edu, 612-624-1503, or 800-234-6564.