The ESL Academic Bridge Program provides expert scaffolded ESL instruction in reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, and standardized test preparation to develop students’ inquiry, critical thinking, and communication skills in order to exit into their major of choice at UNLV.
All incoming ESL students take the Accuplacer ESL test for final placement purposes in each level prior to the beginning of each semester even if they have presented a valid language test score (Michigan, TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, etc.)
All ESL Bridge Program classes are built in the Educational Outreach system. Each level - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 - consists of four classes.
Completion and Progression
Undergraduate students who successfully complete the ESL Bridge Program with a 3.0 GPA in all four classes in level 6 may advance to UNLV without the TOEFL, IELTS, or Michigan test language proficiency requirement.
Disclaimer: The ESL Bridge Program at UNLV is not designed for international students on probation or college/university suspension because it is non-credit and as such cannot positively affect a student's GPA.
Any requests of incoming ESL Bridge students on probation/suspension will be addressed on an individual basis by the Director of the English Language Center.
International students qualify for the following scholarships: