Saint Louis University students whose first language is not English will be placed
into the appropriate English course based on their proficiency in academic English.
Students will be placed in one of the following:
- ENGL 1900: Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research or ENGL 1920: Advanced Writing
for Professionals. Fulfills the University's liberal arts core curriculum requirement.
- ENGL 1500: The Process of Composition. Provides elective credits towards University
- The ESL Undergraduate Bridge Program. This course does not provide credits towards
degree programs; however, students may simultaneously enroll in degree-bearing credits.
The course is designed to reinforce students' academic English proficiency in preparation
for ENGL 1500.
- The Academic English Program. This full-time, non-credit program prepares students for entry into SLU degree programs.
Students who have not achieved sufficient English placement test score to enter the
ESL Undergraduate Bridge Program or who have no official test score with which to
enter the university may apply to the Academic English program. Level is measured
by an academic essay that students write while on campus.
For Placement into ENGL 1900/1920
For Placement into ENGL 1500
For Placement into ESL Undergraduate Bridge Program
For Placement into Academic English Program