Credit ESL Program

The Credit ESL Program is designed for students with academic goals who wish to complete a two-year degree or vocational certificate at City College or transfer to a four-year college or university.The program includes six levels of instruction from Beginning (ESL 110 - 6 hours per week) to Advanced (ESL 160 - 4 hours per week). Grades are given and students earn credit toward an AA/AS degree or transfer to a university. Classes are offered at the Ocean, Downtown and Mission campuses,and other locations in San Francisco. Morning, afternoon and evening classes are available.Call the Admissions and Records Office for information on fees. 239-3285


How to Enroll in Credit Classes

1.  Application -

File an application online for admission with the Office of Admissions and Records/Registration, MUB 188, Ocean Campus.

International students, please visit the website of Office of International Students for more information.


2.  Placement Test - Take the ESL Placement Test. The test is offered at various times at the Ocean campus. You should receive information on the testing schedule when you submit your application or you can call the Testing Office at 239-3129. You must bring a picture I.D. (driver's license, passport, or California I.D.) to the placement test.       PLACEMENT TEST INFORMATION

3.  Orientation - Find out what level of ESL you placed into and receive information about registration, programs and services for students.

4.  Counseling - Meet with a counselor before registering for classes.The counselor will help you select your ESL classes and other classes.

5.  Registration -  Printed Schedule of Classes are free to take located at different areas around the Ocean Campus. Schedule is also available online and at other campuses.  Students register for classes based on their registration date and time listed on Web4.


Certificates of Accomplishment

The ESL Department offers two certificates of accomplishment in Advanced ESL: