Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate non-native English-speaking students who are mandated to take the English Placement Test (EPT) and given an ESL placement must fulfill their Written Communication requirement by taking the two-semester, six-hour sequence of ESL 111 and 112 or the one-semester, four-hour ESL 115 course. Students might also be required to take ESL 110 (Pronunciation).

Undergraduate ESL courses to fulfill the Written Composition Requirement

Lower level EPT = ESL 112 & 112; Upper level EPT = ESL 115

Non-native English-speaking students who are not required to take the EPT (due to sufficiently high TOEFL iBT or IELTS scores) or who score in the highest level on the EPT may elect to satisfy the Written Communication requirement by taking the ESL, or the Rhetoric, or the Communication sequences. EPT exempt students who wish to take ESL must take the EPT to determine correct placement in ESL courses.

If the academic credentials of an undergraduate transfer student do not indicate fulfillment of equivalent coursework to fulfill the Written Communication graduation requirement, the student will need to do additional coursework to satisfy this requirement. Non-native English-speaking transfer students may be required to take the English Placement Test (EPT).

Undergraduate Registration

You may register as soon as soon as Enterprise Applications Student Self-Service allows. Check your assigned time ticket dates.

Undergraduates placing into ESL 115 whose UIN ends in an even number must take the course during a fall term. Undergraduates placing into ESL 115 whose UIN ends in an odd number must take the course during a spring term. The banner registration system will only allow you to register for 115 during the assigned term dictated by your UIN.

Register for the course directly through UI Enterprise services. ESL writing seats will be released over the course of the registration period.