English as a Second Language

English as a second language (ESL) courses are offered as a requirement of the Office of Graduate Studies under the supervision of the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the International Office. The courses are designed for international graduate students who have a below-passing score on certain assessment tests. The courses are graded on the credit/no credit basis only. In order to register for an ESL course, a student must also register for at least three semester hours of coursework at the University. These three hours must be taken on the letter-grade basis.

English as a second language courses may not be counted toward any degree, but are included in determining if a student’s course load satisfies requirements for issues such as immigration, employment, housing, and financial aid.

More information is available from the International Office.