Admission Packet Documents
Our health insurance provider is The Chickering Group: An Aetna Company provided by the Harbour Group. To find a list of prefered Aetna health providers please see http://www.aetna.com/docfind/custom/chickering To read more about AETNA Health coverage and benefits, please see
- All F-1 and J-1 students must buy mandatory, University of Arizona-approved health insurance when they register at CESL.
- Students must use the Campus Health Service as their primary care facility.
- The health insurance will pay for emergency care and referrals to a specialist - with a deductible amount.
- The health insurance does not cover expenses for pre-existing health conditions, dental work, or glasses.
- Citizens and Permanent Residents must show proof of health insurance to register in the CESL program.
Your CESL fees include the mandatory fee for the use of the Campus Health Service. When you do not feel well, you will see a doctor on campus. While you are a student at CESL, you may also use all other facilities of the Campus Health Service. For more information on the Campus Health services, contact Campus Health Service directly.
- F-1 and J-1 students may add their dependents (spouse and children) to the CESL student's health insurance policy. It is a good idea to buy this additional insurance for your family.
- It is also a good idea to buy traveler's insurance to cover you while you travel to and from CESL. CESL Health Insurance begins on the day CESL begins.
- Do not buy medical insurance for your study at CESL. It is included in your CESL fees.
The easiest way to get to the university from the airport is to take the Arizona Stagecoach, door-to-door shuttle. The Stagecoach will take you directly to your hotel or dormitory. When you arrive at the airport in TUCSON, and after you claim your luggage, follow the signs inside the baggage area to the Arizona Stagecoach ticket counter. The ticket counter is located between the two baggage claim areas on the lower level of the airport. Show your admission letter, and tell the dispatcher that you are with THE CENTER FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE and that you are going to the University of Arizona or a hotel near the university. You will depart the airport within about 15 minutes. www.azstagecoach.com
Visa or Mastercard are accepted Tucson International Airport
Orientation Schedule for upcoming session CESL has specific days of REQUIRED orientation, and you MUST register and test before you begin and participate in these orientations. Please check the orientation schedule for the next session to see detailed information: orientation schedule for upcoming session
- Monday or Tuesday: Registration and fee payment.
- You may take the *Placement Test at 8:00 AM on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
- Thursday and Friday: Orientation (you must pay a $75 late testing fee if you do not take the test before Thursday morning).
- Friday: Orientation & Schedules - all students must complete the Immigration Orientation and Quiz before receiving their class schedules.
*Don't be nervous about the placement test. We will test you in 4 areas: listening, grammar, reading and writing. It will take about 2 hours. The results will help us decide which classes are best for you. Also, your teachers will observe you during the first 2 days of class to be sure that you are in the correct level. This is why you will not buy books in the first few days of class.
- All students born after December 31, 1956, must provide proof of measles, mumps, and rubella immunity.
- You will not be allowed to register at CESL until you show proof of immunization.
- If you do not bring the proof with you, you will need to be vaccinated at the Campus Health Center before you can register at CESL.
Measles, mumps and rubella can be serious, life threatening illnesses. Arizona state law requires immunization for ALL students as a public health measure to protect students and the community alike. You must have TWO MMR immunizations to attend the University of Arizona. One of the MMRs must be after December 31, 1979. Go to your physician or health care service to obtain proof of immunization. This proof may be a copy of your immunization record, or you may have the attached immunization record form signed by your doctor verifying the dates of your immunization. You must bring proof of immunization to CESL. There are three ways to prove immunization:
- The Immunization Record Form signed by your physician
- A copy of your immunization record showing vaccination since 1980, or
- You will be vaccinated upon arrival at CESL at the Campus Health Center. You will have to get your second measles immunization after one month. Each immunization at the Campus Health Center will cost $68.00.