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.
Easy transition to undergraduate and graduate programs without TOEFL or IELTS
Conditional admission to undergraduate and graduate programs
Located on the beautiful campus of Southern Arkansas University (SAU)
All ESL students are full-time SAU students with full access to all university facilities and services (gym, swimming pool, cafeteria, health services, library, student clubs)
18 hours of instruction per week across 5 different levels
Students of all levels and ages are welcome to apply
Professional and friendly instructors with a command of one or more foreign languages
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.