ESL Pathway Students
If you are an international student needing a little extra English support, this is the place to be! We can help improve your English skills to get you ready for college-level courses and literature.
Weber State University has two ESL pathways available.
Academic ESL Pathway
For students who are just below the regular admission English requirements, this series of courses is half English support courses, half regular program courses. This pathway leads into full academic courses.
For students whose scores fall just below the Academic ESL Pathway, the ESL Pathway begins with a full semester of English support courses. It then leads into the Academic ESL Pathway and then on to full academic courses.
- Application Fee: $65 USD payable online with a credit card. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unable to pay online.
- Passport: Provide a readable copy of the identification page of your passport that lists your name, date of birth, and expiration date.
- Educational Records: Official transcripts of your academic records and a diploma showing date of completion. Include certified translation into English if necessary. High school transcripts are not required if you have earned at least 30 degree-seeking credits at an accredited U.S. college or university.
- English Proficiency: You must complete one of the following:
- TOEFL: 470 - 499 paper-based or 52 - 60 internet-based (please request official results sent to WSU using school code 4941)
- TOEFL Essentials: 5.5
- IELTS: 5.5
- SAT Critical Reading score of 350-419
- ACT English score of 16
- DUOLINGO English Test: Score of 80 - 89 (please request official results sent to WSU directly from Duolingo)
- TOEFL: 450 - 467 paper-based or 45 - 51 internet-based (please request official results sent to WSU using school code 4941)
- TOEFL Essentials: 5.0
- IELTS: 5.0
- SAT Critical Reading score of 300-349
- ACT English score of 14-15
- DUOLINGO English Test: Score of 76 - 79 (please request official results sent to WSU directly from Duolingo)
- Bank Statement or Bank Letter: A bank statement or bank letter that shows the account holder’s full name, the currency type, the balance of the account, and a signature and stamp from a bank official on a bank letterhead. This document must be in English. The amount in the bank account should be more than the cost estimate (equal to one year of tuition and all other expenses).
Documents That May Be Required:
- Copy of I-20 and Visa: If you are coming from a university within the U.S., please provide a copy of your visa and copies of all I-20’s you have been issued.
- Foreign Credentials Evaluation: If you would like to receive credit for your work from any colleges or universities that you have attended outside of the United States, you will need to have your credits evaluated by a foreign credential evaluation company. For a list of approved companies, visit Foreign Credentials Evaluation Services. You will need to have the evaluation done course-by-course.
- Dependent Request: If you are planning to bring a spouse or children as a dependent, please complete the Dependent I-20 Request Form and submit the documents requested in the form.
Once you have compiled all required documents, apply and submit them through our online portal.