How do I select my first year curriculum during online registration, and how does an ESL program factor in?
Typically, international students register for classes through an orientation session just before the start of classes in the fall. At that time, a student is assigned an academic adviser who assists with course selection based on general education and major requirements.
If you are in a position to select your first year curriculum on your own through an online system, you should also inquire about available support.
If you have been admitted to a university on the condition of participation in an ESL program, you will typically take general requirements alongside ESL courses for the first few semesters (for example, you might take 2 intensive ESL courses and then 9 credits of general coursework). Your academic adviser will help you navigate building a schedule with appropriate ESL coursework.