How do I select my first year curriculum during online registration, and how does an ESL program factor in?
If you are selecting your courses online, be sure to take a close look at any general education requirements as well. Try to select courses that reflect a nice balance between general education requirements and courses that really interest you and that might give you some direction for a future major. College can be really exciting time intellectually if you give yourself the opportunity to explore fields that are new to you. As for the ESL programs, if you are a non-native English speaker, you might have to submit TOEFL scores and/or take an English proficiency exam. Exam results will determine whether you need to take additional ESL courses at the university in order to continue as a student there. If you do need to take additional ESL courses -- don't despair! This supplemental coursework is designed to help you improve your skills so that you can get the most out of your university experience in the U.S.