Program Description - Graduate University Track
CESL's Graduate University Track Program at the University of Arizona provides graduate-bound students with advanced-level English courses, which are specifically designed to prepare them for the rigors of graduate-level course work. In addition to their ESL courses, students in the Graduate U-track sit in on a UA graduate course in their intended field of study (with department approval) and receive support from a CESL instructor. Students in the Graduate U-Track are also eligible to apply for CESL's Graduate English Endorsement, which is accepted by most UA graduate departments and UA International Admissions as fulfillment of the English language proficiency requirement in lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS exams.
Program Description - Advanced University Track (A-Track)
CESL's Advanced University Track (A-Track) at the University of Arizona is meant for undergraduate-bound students who are ineligible for to take the credit-course Undergraduate U-Track. Courses in the A-Track are very similar in scope and content to UA coruses, and may be cross-listed with courses in the Graduate University Track depending on enrollment (assignments will differ). Like the Graduate University Track, students in the A-Track may sit in on a course in their intended field of study and receive support from a CESL instructor. Students in the A-Track are also eligible to apply for CESL's Undergraduate English Endorsement, which fulfills all undergraduate departments English language requirements, and can be used in lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS exams. This program is currently only available for current CESL students who have finished their IEP studies and have met with the CESL Admissions office regarding their options for continued study at CESL
Top 4 reasons to join the Graduate or Advanced University Track
- Advanced language training in an environment designed specifically for pre-academic, graduate-bound students or undergraduates without conditional admission to the UA
- Improve graduate-level academic readiness or undergraduate academic skills
- Sit in on a UA graduate course in the intended field of study (with department approval) or undergraduate general education course and receive support from a CESL instructor
- Become eligible to apply for CESL's Endorsement, which is accepted by most UA graduate departments and ALL undergraduate majors as fulfillment of minimum English language proficiency requirement.