Silawat Kaewpijit, Thailand"Welcome to the ESL program at Penn College. If you are looking for friends, future, and learning experiences, you are looking at the right place!"
– Silawat Kaewpijit, Thailand, Automotive Technology

The ESL credit program prepares students to improve their English in order to successfully participate in college classes and community situations. It offers three levels of instruction intended for students who have already acquired some English communications skills and are seeking enrollment in a Penn College major.

Learn more about the ESL credit program and admission requirements


A credit-based ESL program provides these benefits to international, degree-seeking students who wish to enroll in one of the College's academic majors:

Hashim Alfulful, Saudi Arabia
International picnic provides opportunity
for students to get to know each other,
faculty and staff.
  • Applicants need only one application, fee, and verification process to enroll and receive an I-20 document.
  • Applicants enroll directly as Penn College students.
  • Accepted students are considered regular, full-time students upon receipt of tuition and fees payment, making them eligible to:
    • Live in on-campus housing;
    • Access campus services such as counseling, health services, library, and tutoring;
    • Participate in student organizations and extra- and co-curricular activities, such as clubs and athletics;
    • Take other credit courses (with adviser approval) that meet graduation requirements.

These benefits strengthen the students' experience and provide increased opportunities to accelerate acquisition of language and communication skills.

ESL Academic Semester Calendar

Spring 2016
Summer 2016
Fall 2016
Spring 2017
Summer 2017
Fall 2017
Application deadline October 1 March 1 May 1 October 1 March 1 May 1
ESL orientation day January 8 May 13 August 12 January 6 May 12 August 11
Classes start January 11 May 16 August 15 January 9 May 15 August 14
Classes end May 7 August 4 December 9 May 5 August 5 December 9

ESL Printable Information

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