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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:

Eastern  Lori Brindisi  216-987-2118 
Metropolitan  George Koussa  216-987-4167
Western Damian Thorkelson  216-987-5203
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

How to reach us

Enrollment Center 
800-954-8742  
enroll@tri-c.edu 

Eastern Campus
Stephanie Kasuboski
216-987-2388
stephanie.kasuboski@tri-c.edu  

Metropolitan Campus
Dr. Roberta Hendrick
216-987-4548
roberta.hendrick@tri-c.edu

Western Campus
Dr. Susan Lohwater
216-987-5044
susan.lohwater@tri-c.edu

Westshore Campus
Kirsten Windahl
216-987-5819
kirsten.windahl@tri-c.edu

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