Credit English as Second Language

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Many international and other non-native English-speaking students will begin their careers at UNL by taking one or more required credit English as a Second Language (CESL) courses along with their regular program of study. These courses, coordinated by PIESL, are designed to give students the extra language support they need as they begin their studies at a school where English is the medium of instruction; the specific course or courses an individual student is assigned to depends on class standing (i.e., undergraduate or graduate), his or her score on the English Language Test (ELT), and the demands of the student's department.

To find out more about UNL's policies on the ELT and CESL, see the International Students at UNL page.