ESL Courses Information
All international students will be asked to take English as Secondary Language written and oral placement exams. A good Toefl score or having some external ESL credentials might avoid a conditional admission into the program, but you still need to take these placement exams. Based on the scores, the following sequences of courses need to be taken. Failure to complete the English classes in a timely and consistent way may result in problems with the student visa.
|Writing course to enroll in
|ENG-W 031/ESL - Pre-composition
|ENG-W 130/ESL - Principles of Composition
|ENG-G 013 - Academic Writing Grad Students
|Student is exempt from any SBENG requirement.
|Speaking course to enroll in
|ENG-G 020 - Communication Skills for Graduate International Students and ITAs
|Student is exempt from any SBORL requirement.