Applicants whose native language is not English must submit a Secure English Language Test (SELT). Students who submit proof of English proficiency may go directly into regular academic course work.
Acceptable proof of English proficiency may include one of the following comparable English proficiency examinations:
Individual section scores must also meet minimum score requirements. JWU also reserves the right to require ESL classes to increase proficiency in a particular area, regardless of total test scores.
Other English examination results will also be reviewed, and experience studying in the English language will be taken into consideration. Please refer to the North Miami Campus’ undergraduate catalog for additional requirements.
Placement TestingEnglish language placement testing for new ESL students will be given before the start of each term. JWU uses scores from this test to place students into the appropriate level of ESL.
ESL ProgramsIf you require English as a Second Language (ESL) services, the North Miami Campus’ English Language Institute allows you to improve your reading, writing and conversation skills while earning academic credit. These courses are available to accepted and currently enrolled JWU students. Once you complete these courses, you’ll transition right into regular academic course work for your chosen major.
You can take the 11-week program during the academic year (September-May), or as an 8-week summer course. Enrolled students may search for up-to-date course information via jwuLink. Once you complete these courses, you’ll transition right into regular academic course work for your chosen major.