Registering for ESOL classes can be done in three easy steps:
- Complete an application in advising located in the Student Conference Center (SCC)
- Take the placement test
- 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 5 sections: listening, grammar, reading, sentence meaning, and writing. The first 4 sections are done on the computer, and the writing part is completed on paper. The test takes between 2 to 3 hours to complete. The test is administered in the Testing Center (SCC 223), and you must have a picture ID to be able to take the test.
You may register in academic ESOL courses in two ways. One way is to enroll as a continuing education (CE) student, and the other is to enroll as a credit 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 first. To register for ESOL classes, please see Ita Jervis, ESOL/international student advisor, in SCC 111 (Phone: 281-312-1536).
Below are some of the differences between the two methods of enrollment:
|Curriculum||Recommended for students whose goal is to improve their English for academic or professional purposes.||Recommended for students who wish to improve their English for everyday use, their job, or other non-academic purposes.|
|Registration||For students who are permanent residents or citizens, or are in the United States on certain types of visas, including the F-1 visa.||All students, except for international (F-1) students, can register for ESOL courses through Continuing Education.|
|Tuition||For the most updated fees, please check Updated Fees||For the most updated fees, please check th eCE Class Schedule.|
|Grading||Students receive a grade of A, B, or C, if they pass the course, and IP or F if they don't. Students can withdraw from a course before a certain date and receive a W.||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.|
|Grade Reports||Students receive a transcript of their grades. Students with too many absences are dropped from the course.||Students receive a certificate for the successful completion of the course at the end of each semester. Students with too many absences or students who stop attending the class will not receive a certificate of completion.|