ESL Pathways

Weber State offers two pathways to help International Students placing into the ESL Pathways options achieve success in their classes. Where students are placed depends on their test scores. Students can apply to Weber State without an English proficiency score but will be contacted to complete an English proficiency test.

ESL pathway tuition is the same as that charged for all out-of-state residents.
Tuition Rates


ESL Pathway

English proficiency test scores used to qualify. Only one is required:

  • TOEFL: 450-467 paper-based or 45-51 internet-based (request official results sent to WSU using school code 4941)
  • TOEFL Essentials: 5.0
  • IELTS: 5.0
  • SAT Critical Reading score of 300-349
  • ACT English score of 14-15
  • DUOLINGO English Test: Score of 75-79 (request official results sent to WSU directly from Duolingo)

If your score is lower than the minimum required, we recommend you attend an intensive English language school, such as Lumos. If you are lacking the English proficiency to attend Weber State and have applied to or are already attending a language school, we may be able to issue you conditional admission. If this applies to you, see Lumos Language School.

First Semester

  • 3 credit ENGL 0900
  • 3 credit UNIV 1106 American College Experience
  • 3 credits ENGL 1001 College Reading for Multilingual Learners 

Second Semester

  • 6 credit ENGL 0955
  • 3-6 credits in academic program
  • 3-6 credit MATH class

Third Semester

  • 3 credit ENGL 1010 (EN1)
  • 9+ credits in academic program

Fourth Semester

  • 3-4 credits in ENGL 2010/2015 (EN2)
  • 9+ credits in academic program

Academic ESL Pathway

English proficiency test scores used to qualify. Only one is required:

  • TOEFL: 470-499 paper-based or 52-60 internet-based (request official results sent to WSU using school code 4941)
  • TOEFL Essentials: 5.5
  • IELTS: 5.5
  • SAT Critical Reading score of 350-419
  • ACT English score of 16
  • DUOLINGO English Test: Score of 80-89 (request official results sent to WSU directly from Duolingo)

Upon arrival, students will take the Accuplacer English test, and the ALEKS math placement tests.
English & Math Placement

First Semester

  • 3-6 credits hours in ENGL 0900/0955/1005 (EN1)
  • 3 credit UNIV 1106 American College Experience
  • 3-6 credits in academic program

Second Semester

  • 3-6 credits in ENGL 0955/ 1005(EN1)/1010(EN1) 
  • 3-6 credit MATH class
  • 0-6 credits in academic program

Third Semester

  • 3-4 credits in ENGL 1010 (EN1)/2010 (EN2) /2015 (EN2)
  • 9+ credits in academic program

 
Admission Information for ESL Pathways