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 35 on the TOEFL iBT (or 4.5 on IELTS) in order to participate in the Intensive English Program. Students scoring between a 35 and 50 on the TOEFL iBT (4.5 – 5.0 on IELTS) will participate in the IEP on a full-time basis (15 non-degree credit hours of ESL 099, minimum of 26 seat hours per week) for their first term of enrollment. Students scoring between a 51 and 67 on the TOEFL iBT (5.5 on IELTS) will participate in the IEP on a full-time basis but with a combined total of 12 degree credit hours of ESL 111 and ESL 112 (minimum of 24 seat hours) for their first term of enrollment. Students scoring between a 68 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 these courses (ESL 099, ESL 111, and ESL 112) fall under the university’s accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association.