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 (ESL)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