Enrolling in the ESOL program takes 3 easy steps:
- Complete an application either online or in person at the Student Service Center (Building C, Admissions Desk)
- Take the ESOL placement test (Building C, Room 208)
- See an ESOL Advisor to register for ESOL classes
New students must take the ESOL Program's Placement Test (ESOL Accuplacer) before enrolling in a class. The test has 4 sections: listening, grammar, reading, and writing. The first 3 sections are done on the computer, and the writing part is completed on paper. The test takes about 2 hours to complete and costs $24. The test is administered in the Testing Center (Building C, Room 208). A picture ID is required to take the test.
You may register in the ESOL courses in two ways. One way is to enroll as a credit student, and the other is as a non-credit continuing education (CE) student. Regardless of how you register, you will sit in the same class and receive the same quality instruction. Whether you register as a CREDIT student or a CE student, you must see an ESOL Advisor.
Credit vs. Continuing Education
Citizens, permanent residents or those with eligible visas including F-1, H-1B, H-4, L-1, L-2 visa.
Students who meet the requirements of Texas law SB-1528 (3 years living in Texas before receiving a high school diploma or GED) can also sign up through Credit.
|Students with a B-1 or B-2 visa (tourist or business visa), J-1 visa or those with ineligible or expired visas|
|Tuition||For the most updated fees, please check Updated Fees||For the most updated fee, please check Updated Fees.|
|Grading||Students receive a grade of A, B, or C, if they pass the course, and IP or F if they don't.||Students receive an "S" if they pass the course and an "N" if they don't pass or don’t complete the requirements of the course.|
|Course Withdrawal||Students can withdraw from a course before a certain date and receive a W.||Students cannot withdraw from a course after classes have begun.|
Students receive a transcript of their grades.
|Students receive a certificate for the successful completion of the course at the end of each semester.|
|Financial Aid||Students can qualify to receive financial aid.||Students cannot receive financial aid.|
|F-1 International Student||Need to be enrolled as a full time credit student||Cannot enroll as a CE student|