What if my score does not meet the requirements for admission to College English Transitions? There are many full-time English-language learning programs available; check your local community college. Listed below is one option on the University of Minnesota campus that you may wish to consider. The U of M offers an Intensive English Language Program. The University of Minnesota also be part of offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes throughout the year. Students who take English as a Second Language courses at the University of Minnesota have access to the something great! University’s many resources and facilities. Classes are small, and students will receive advising and support services that are geared to the needs of non-native speakers and international students. To find out more about the English as a Second Language program, visit: http://www.cce.umn.edu/esl or contact 612-624-4000 or email@example.com. http://admissions.tc.umn.edu Minnesota ESL Program University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education 101 Wesbrook Hall 77 Pleasant Street S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55455 ENGLISH LANGUAGE For more information, contact: LEARNERS Office of Admissions University of Minnesota 240 Williamson Hall 231 Pillsbury Drive S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55455 Phone: 612-625-2008 or 1-800-752-1000 Web site: http://admissions.tc.umn.edu E n g lis h Language Learners ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER What do I have to do to apply What score do I need to receive to the University of Minnesota? to be considered for admission? Submit a complete application by the priority deadline. A complete application includes: Computer-based Paper-Based Internet-based MELAB TOEFL TOEFL TOEFL Minimum score 147 467 51 65 1. Application forms to attend the U of M 2. Official high school transcripts Commanding 147-207 467-540 51-79 65-79 3. Application fee English program 4. ACT/SAT scores (if applicable) Exempt from ESL 213 550 79 80 Complete admission requirements and deadline What level of English do I need information are available online at at the University of Minnesota? http://admissions.tc.umn.edu. Applications of If English is not your native language and your students whose English proficiency scores do not fall ACT English and/or reading scores are 17 or into the ranges above will be reviewed individually. lower (or SAT critical reading score is 420 or lower), and you have been in the United States for fewer than eight years, you may be required to take the How can I prepare for the MELAB or TOEFL? Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) Public libraries and book stores have MELAB and TOEFL prepa- or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). We will ration books. The University of Minnesota Test Prep Center also only request a MELAB or TOEFL score when it is neces- offers practice tests. Call 612-626-0444 for more information. sary to make an admission decision. Students who need to submit a MELAB or TOEFL score will be notified of this What is College English Transitions? requirement in writing. The TRiO College English Transitions (CET) program is a two-semester sequence of courses at the University of Minnesota How do I register for the MELAB or offered to freshmen for whom English is not their first language. TOEFL? Through a curriculum of credit-bearing courses, students work on The MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment academic English while taking standard courses (speech, biology, Battery) is offered on the University of Minnesota campus. freshman composition, literature, etc.) typical of a freshman stu- The standard cost for the exam is $100. Testing is paper- dent. The program builds support in the way of reading adjunct based and occurs approximately once a month throughout courses, small class size, special advising, and an instructional staff the year. For more information, visit www.uccs.umn.edu/ with expertise in teaching English as second language learners. education/testing/testingctr.htm or call University Counseling and Consulting Services at 612-626-8648. To learn more about the College English Transitions program, The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) contact the TRiO office at 612-625-0772 or firstname.lastname@example.org. is offered at various locations around the world. The cost for the test ranges from $160 to $170. For more information, visit www.ets.org/toefl.
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