Undergraduate University Track

Program Description

CESL's Undergraduate University Track at the University of Arizona provides ESL learners with an opportunity to take UA courses while continuing their ESL studies at CESL. Undergraduate U-Track UA courses are sheltered, English-immersion, credit-bearing courses.  Each UA course in the Undergraduate U-Track is paired with a CESL class that is designed to support student learning in the UA course.

Additionally, Undergraduate U-Track students take a series of ESL courses that prepare them for full-time study at the UA or another U.S. institution. Undergraduate U-Track students are enrolled in courses through CESL and fulfill UA's minimum English language proficiency requirement upon successful completion of two 8-week sessions in the Undergraduate U-Track.

Top 3 reasons to join the Undergraduate University Track

  1. Students who successfully complete the 2-session program can matriculate to the University of Arizona without a TOEFL or IELTS score!
  2. Undergraduate U-Track students take University of Arizona courses and can earn up to 6 credits.
  3. Undergradaute U-Track students pay reduced university tuition while in the U-Track!

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Application Deadline*

UA Credits

Estimated Total Cost**

Spring 2, 2017

March 13th - May 12th, 2017

February 13, 2017



Summer 2017

June 5th - August 4, 2017

​May 5, 2017



Fall 1, 2017

August 14 - October 13, 2017 July 14, 2017 3 $5,990.00

Fall 2, 2017

October 9 - December 8, 2017 September 9, 2017 3 $5,990.00

*Application deadlines in the table above are at 5pm Arizona time.

**The maximum number of credits for this program is 6. Costs reflected here are for tuition and fees only and may vary based on how many credits are taken in one semester. The estimated total is subject to change based on UA tuition and fee fluctuations.

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