Intensive English (ESL) classes are available to degree-seeking students needing to improve English language proficiency before enrolling full-time in degree-seeking courses. Students scoring less than a 75 on the TOEFL iBT or less than a 6.0 overall on the IELTS will be placed in Intensive English courses. Students placed in Intensive English courses are considered full-time Huntington University students and will be required to live on campus and comply with the Community Life Agreement as explained in the Student Handbook.

Students must score a minimum of a 65 on the TOEFL iBT (or 5.5 on IELTS) in order to participate in the Intensive English Program. Students scoring between a 65 and 74 on the TOEFL iBT will be enrolled full-time in a combination of 4-6 credit hours of ESL 112 and 6-8 hours of degree-seeking courses for their first term of enrollment.

Once a score of 75 (TOEFL iBT), 6.0 (IELTS), or the equivalent score on Huntington University’s English proficiency examination is achieved students will be placed in full-time degree-seeking courses for the next term. Students may apply up to 12 credit hours of ESL coursework toward a Huntington University degree program.

The Intensive English Program is solely administered and taught by Huntington University staff and faculty, on Huntington University’s main campus. Accreditation for this course (ESL 112) fall under the university’s accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association.


Courses in Intensive English Program