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Credit ESL Program

The Credit ESL Program is designed for students with academic goals who wish to complete a two-yeardegree 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/ASdegree 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 for admission with the Office ofAdmissions and Records, Conlan Hall, Room 107, Ocean Campus or contact the counseling officeat other campuses. Foreign students must have a score of 475 or higher on the TOEFL.(Note: All students must also take a math or an algebra test)

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

3. Orientation - Find out what level of ESL you placed into and receiveinformation 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 -  Buy a Schedule of Classes at the bookstore at theOcean campus to find out when the classes you need and want are offered. Schedules are alsoavailable at other campuses. Enroll on the date and time on your registration ticket and payyour fees. ESL Faculty Advisors are usually available at registration to answer your questionsabout the ESL program. Telephone registration is also available. See the Schedule of Classesfor further information.


Certificates of Accomplishment

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




For more information about the credit program, call the Ocean Campus ESL Coordinator, Rachel Cohen, at 239-3427 or the ESL Department Office at 239-3003.