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  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

English as a Second Language Program (EESL)


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The English as a Second Language Program is designed to help students whose native language is not English develop the English skills needed for success in the regular academic program. These skills include reading, writing, grammar, and other study skills specific to the American educational environment. Students whose TOEFL scores are between 45-79 (Internet-based test), or whose English ACT score is below 18, as demonstrated by a test taken in the last 12 months, must enroll in this program. Students may not advance into the regular college composition sequence until they have achieved an ACT of 18 (SAT 450) or have permission of the instructor upon completion of ENGL 100 .

Students who have not met the exit requirements must register for from one to three courses in the ESL program, and additional credit outside the ESL program, as approved by the ESL adviser, not to exceed a total load of 13 hours. The number of ESL courses required for a given student can be determined as follows:

  • A student with a TOEFL IBT score of less than 60 (500 PBT) who is a newcomer to the university should register for three ESL courses. Students with scores over 60 may register for one to two ESL courses.
  • With the approval of the ESL adviser, a student who has already completed a semester of the ESL program may register for one or two ESL courses, depending on test scores and performance in ESL classes. ENGL 100  can meet this requirement.

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