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Admission Requirements

Admission to ESL Classes & ISPEL

ESL classes are open to all multilingual and non-native English speakers, including pre- and non-degree seekers, undergraduate students, graduate students.

Students must have an intermediate knowledge of English. This may be demonstrated by high school, undergraduate, intensive English program transcripts and/or exam scores.

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Admission to Degree Programs

  • Conditional Admission: Undergraduate students may be admitted conditionally to UIS’ undergraduate program. Conditionally admitted students are required to enroll in ESL courses either before or concurrent with their enrollment in a degree program.
  • Full Admission: Degree-seeking students must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirements . Students who do not meet this requirement are encouraged to attend ISPEL or attend ESL classes to improve their English competence.

Admission to Individual Classes (Non-Degree)

Please download a guide to non-degree enrollment.

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University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407



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