Registration and Class Information

To attend Henderson's ESL Program International students must first be admitted to HSU via the International Programs Office. This will start the I-20 process and facillitate your student Visa in your country. 

When a student arrives on campus at HSU they should visit each of the following:

  • the Center for International Programs Office - Int'l House
  • our office at the Center for Language Proficiency - Jane Ross House
  • HSU's Health Services with: passport, I-20, and Immunization Records - Mooney Hall 
  • schedule a placement test to assess the student's English skills


Due to problems with availablity of travel Visa's in some countries, the Center accepts late arriving students.  * ESL tuition cost may be pro-rated after the fourth week of classes for late arrivals

Recap of Registration Process

  1. Complete admissions via International Programs Office.
  2. Receive I-20 and Student Visa
  3. Email your approximate arrival date to
  4. Arrive on Campus
  5. Within first 24 hours of arrival bring paperwork to the International Programs Office, the Center for Language Proficiency, and Health Services on campus.
  6. Schedule ESL Placement Test

ESL Class Information - 

  • Spring and Fall Semesters are 13 weeks.
  • Class meets 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • Reading, Speaking, Writing and Listening skills as well as TOEFL prep are the focus.
  • Our computer lab is open to all current and past students when Lab is not in use by current class.
  • Our computer lab uses ELLIS software as well as practice TOEFL test software.
  • The Center houses a separate ESL Library from Henderson's main Library which is specific to the needs of our ESL students.
  • Students will take monthly fieldtrips and observe American Holidays in order to learn about American Culture.

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