ESL Programs


Admission requirements

    An applicant to a Certificate Program, including the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, must have completed at least a high school education.


Admission Procedures

    Students applying for admission to the ESL Program must observe the following admission procedures:

  1. Fill out and submit the application form to the CalUMS-VA Admissions Office. The application form is available in the Admissions Office and can also be downloaded online at
  2. Submit a copy of his/her high school diploma. In the absence of a high school diploma, he/she submits an attestation statement and documentation evidencing completion of a high school education.
  3. Pay the $100 application fee to the CalUMS-VA Admissions office. The application fee is non-refundable.


Admission evaluation

    Prospective students’ applications will be reviewed and evaluated for admission on an individual basis and the student may be asked to provide additional evidence of academic proficiency.


Post-Admission Procedures

    Once a student is admitted to the ESL program, he or she will be enrolled in the ESL level appropriate to his or her current English proficiency as evaluated by the ESL Coordinator.