ESL Credit Program

ESL student talking with instructorEnglish as a Second Language (ESL) credit classes are available to UI students whose first language is not English—U.S. as well as international students. International undergraduate students admitted to The University of Iowa with a TOEFL iBT score lower than 100 (600 paper-based) are required to complete an English Proficiency Evaluation (EPE) before their first registration for classes. Some graduate departments may require students to complete an English Proficiency Evaluation regardless of their TOEFL score. Students are required to complete any ESL coursework specified as a result of the English Proficiency Evaluation.

Courses are offered in oral skills, pronunciation, grammar, reading, writing, and listening. Students must be enrolled at The University of Iowa in order to take ESL credit classes. View course policies and course descriptions. These classes are designed to improve students' language skills to enable them to successfully complete academic coursework.

Click here to read an article in Iowa Now about how ESL courses help students succeed at UI.