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English Bridge Program

About

UNLV’s English Bridge Program is a credit-bearing program designed for international students on an F-1 visa who are admitted to an academic program, but do not meet the language proficiency criteria for full admission.

This Program offers two levels:

  • Level 7: ESL for Graduate Students
  • Level 6: Academic ESL

Program Overview

The English Bridge Program offers academic ESL classes and ESL classes for Graduate Students.

This Program prepares students for the rigor of academic study in college.

Placement

Students are placed in classes based on standardized language test scores. Please visit the International Admissions website for a list of accepted tests.

Registration

Students register for the ESL Bridge classes in MyUNLV.

There are four classes per level: Grammar, Listening and Speaking, Reading and Vocabulary, and Writing.

Each class meets for 5 hours per week for a total of 20 hours of instruction per level per week.

Completion and Progression

Students who successfully complete the ESL Bridge Program with a 3.0 GPA and no failing grades in all four classes in Level 6 or Level 7 receive a waiver for the standardized language test and advance to their major of choice at UNLV.

Scholarships

International students may qualify for a $5000 merit scholarship.

English Bridge Program Checklist

1. To Be Admitted

2. To Register for Classes

Log in MyUNLV with your ACE username and password.

For help visit, ACE Account, or call IT Helpdesk at 702-895-0777 or email ithelp@unlv.edu.

Register for the four classes at your proficiency level.

Level 7

  • ESL 580 C2 Oral Communication for Graduate Students
  • ESL 581 C2 Academic Reading for Graduate Students
  • ESL 582 C2 Academic Writing for Graduate Students

Level 6

3. To Exit

Contact your advisor, fill in the change of major form, and register for classes in the major of your choice in MyUNLV.

4. Timeframe

Students may take from 1 semester to 2 semesters to complete the ESL Bridge Program depending on their placement test or standardized English test scores at the time of enrollment.

Session Dates

Intake of new students is in August, January, and July.

The English Bridge Program sessions follow the UNLV’s Academic Calendar.

Program Costs*

The ESL Bridge students pay the Non-resident undergraduate standard tuition. Please visit the Tuition and College Costs website for current costs.

Classes

Level English Bridge Program Class Title
7 ESL 580 C2 Oral Communication for Graduate Students
ESL 581 C2 Academic Reading for Graduate Students
ESL 582 C2 Academic Writing for Graduate Students
6 ESL 179 B2 ESL Bridge Program Level 6 Academic Listening and Speaking
ESL 165 C1 ESL Bridge Program Level 6 Academic Reading and Vocabulary
ESL 168 B2 ESL Bridge Program Level 6 Academic Writing
ESL 162 B2 ESL Bridge Program Level 6 Academic Integrated Grammar