Note: the level at which students begin their studies is determined
by the Compass English placement test. They take this test soon after
arriving at our college.
Students are required to take the same level for all 5 of the academic
courses. The level of courses at which students begin is usually
determined by the lowest level indicated in either Reading or
Writing/Grammar as determined by the Compass English placement test.
Upon completion of ESOL courses, students can begin regular college courses and degree programs immediately.
Students in the IELT program should expect to spend several days a
week, from 8:00AM until later in the afternoon, in instructional
classes, English conversation classes, and the language lab.
The summer semester is compressed into 8 weeks and the weekly requirement for participation in the program is 28 hours.