SAU-ESL is a program at Southern Arkansas University that prepares students with a low level of English for full participation in the university degree programs.
Spring 2018 (in progress)
- January 5, 2018 - placement test and ESL student orientation
- January 8-9, 2018 - class registration
- January 10, 2018 - classes begin
- March 2, 2018 - midterm tests & grades
- March 19, 2018 – March 25, 2018 - Spring break
- May 3, 2018 - end-of-semester progress test, exit test
- May 4, 2018 - semester ends
Summer 2018 (application deadline is May 13, 2018)
- May 29, 2018 - placement test, ESL student orientation, class registration
- May 30, 2018 - classes begin
- June 27, 2018 - end-of-level progress test, exit test
- June 28, 2018 - summer session ends
Fall 2018 (application deadline is August 12, 2018)
- August 20, 2018 - placement test and ESL student orientation
- August 20-21, 2018 - class registration
- August 22, 2018 - classes begin
- October 12, 2018 - midterm tests & grades
- November 21, 2018 – November 25, 2018 - Thanksgiving break
- December 6, 2018 - end-of-semester progress test, exit test
- December 7, 2018 - semester ends
Costs and Funding
- Fall/Spring semester: $2,925*
- Summer intensive course: $1,755*
- Payments can be made in monthly installments. If you choose to pay in installments, you must do it through your SAU online account only.
- Accommodation, food, health insurance, student fees, and books are not included.
- ESL students are eligible for affordable accommodation on campus or may find their own accommodation off campus.
- Full-time ESL students are allowed to work on campus and apply for a Social Security Number (SSN).
- ESL students are allowed to apply for scholarships upon completion of the ESL program.