Students who will take ESLP courses must first take the appropriate English language placement test at Marquette. Students should begin to take any necessary ESLP courses during the first semester of enrollment for maximum benefit to their studies. Students who need more than one semester to complete their ESLP courses should continue each semester until they are completed.
Undergraduate students who must take ”Freshman English” course ENGL 1001 as a bachelor’s degree requirement may be asked to register for a special ESLP section of ENGL 1001. The teachers of these English sections are also teachers of English as a Second Language. Sections of ENGL 1001 normally meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8am and 11am. All of the students enrolled in the ESLP sections of ENGL 1001 must also take concurrently the same section of the course ESLP 1025, which normally meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8am and 11am. Thus, by registering for both of those courses, a student may receive five hours of specialized instruction per week instead of the usual three hours of instruction. New students who may need to take this pair of courses should plan their schedules accordingly.
The schedules for ENGL and ESLP courses may change from time to time. Detailed schedule information for each semester is available in university publications, on the Marquette Web site, or at the Office of International Education. If more than one section of ENGL 1001 and ESLP 1025 is offered, students should be sure to register for the ENGL 1001 and ESLP 1025 courses that are offered during the same hour.
Students have the opportunity to take the English language placement test during the week before classes each semester. Students also have time to discuss their schedules and possible ESLP course work with their academic advisors before each semester begins. Students with questions are welcome to contact the ESL Program.