Credit English as Second Language

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The Credit English as a Second Language program (Credit ESL) is for non-native English speaking graduate and undergraduate students at UNL who have met the minimum language requirements for admission but still need additional support.  Students in the Credit ESL program take credit bearing English courses designed to help them improve their linguistic performance in their prescribed areas of greatest need.

Many international and other non-native English-speaking students will begin their careers at UNL by taking one or more of these required Credit ESL courses along with courses in their regular programs of study.  The specific Credit ESL course or courses an individual student is assigned depends on class standing (i.e., undergraduate or graduate), their score on the English Language Test (ELT), or TOEFL writing or IELTS writing sections, and the requirements of the student's academic department.