The English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) is the largest college-credit ESL program in the state of Ohio. We serve students on temporary visas, immigrants from all over the world, and native-born U.S. citizens whose first language is not English. Whether you have an advanced degree from your own country and need English proficiency to continue your profession, or you are a new college student, Tri-C's ESL courses will prepare you to participate more fully in your college and professional life.
Becoming a student is easy:
F-1 Visa Students should contact the Special Student Services Coordinator at the Campus you want to attend: and visit the International Students page for the necessary forms.
Special Student Services Coordinators:
West Shore Michelle Noll 216-987-5884
Step 1: Submit a college application online or at the Enrollment Center of any Tri-C Campus--Application
Step 2: Go to the Assessment Center of the campus you plan to attend, and take the ESL placement exam. ESL Placement Test Prep Guide
Step 3: Meet with an ESL evaluator for an interview – you will get your English level placement at this interview.
Step 4: Following your evaluator's recommendations, register for classes online or at the Enrollment Center of any Tri-C Campus
Step 5: Make payment arrangements – if you are planning to apply for financial aid you may want to meet with a college financial aid representative.
FAFSA website Financial Aid Office