Graduate University Track

CESL's Graduate University Track Program (levels 8 & 9) at the University of Arizona provides graduate-bound students with advanced-level English courses, which are specifically designed to prepare them for the rigors of graduate-level course work. In addition to their ESL courses, students in the Graduate U-track sit in on a UA graduate course in their intended field of study (with department approval) and receive support from a CESL instructor.

Full-time students in the Graduate U-Track are also eligible to apply for CESL's Graduate English Endorsement, which is accepted by most UA graduate departments and UA Graduate College as fulfillment of the English language proficiency requirement in lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS exams. It is recommended that students study in the program for 2 sessions (1 semester). However, students who enter the program in Fall 2 (October start), Spring 2 (March start), or Summer (June start) can exit with endorsement in as little as 8 weeks if they perform exceptionally well.

If you are interested in taking Graduate U-Track classes part-time, click here .

Contact Dr. Steven Randall ( if you have questions about Graduate U-Track classes.

Program Details


Application deadlines are at 5pm Arizona time. All applications materials must be received by the application deadline.

Spring II, 2019
Application Deadline
February 4
Report Date
March 4
Session Duration March 11May 3
Summer 2019 (full session)
Application Deadline
April 28
Report Date
May 28
Session Duration June 3July 26
Fall I, 2019
Application Deadline
July 19
Report Date
August 19
Session Duration August 26October 17
Fall II, 2019
Application Deadline
September 14
Report Date
October 14
Session Duration October 21December 13
Spring I, 2020
Application Deadline
December 6
Report Date
January 6
Session Duration January 13March 6
Spring II, 2020
Application Deadline
February 9
Report Date
March 9
Session Duration March 16May 8

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