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Undergraduate University Track Pathway

The Undergraduate University Track Pathway (U-Track Pathway) is CESL’s pathway/bridge program. It features a content-based curriculum specifically for students conditionally-admitted to the University of Arizona.  New Undergraduate University Track applicants must take the CEPT Full Academic Test.  Depending on the student's score, additional ESL classes may be required. Students take one university class (3 credits) per 8-week session.

Students learn content similar to what they will encounter in their first year as undergraduate students and thereby improve their language abilities.  They also enroll in a CESL-supported general education course for credit; this course will count toward any major at University of Arizona. 

With CESL's English Language Endorsement, students in the U-Track Pathway can fulfill UA's minimum English language proficiency requirement without taking an additional TOEFL or IELTS exam.

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. An exception may be granted for students whose second UT session is a Fall 1 or Spring 1 session. Please see the Associate Director.

Please plan carefully to meet the UA application deadlines.

Note: Students from Kuwait are encouraged to contact the Kuwait Cultural Office Placement Department ( regarding placements.

Yinuo Wang - China
Dina Aldini - Saudi Arabia

Program Details


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

Fall II 2022 (8-week full session)
Application Deadline
September 11
Report Date:
Oct 11
Session Duration October 17December 9
Spring 1, 2023 (8-week full session)
Application Deadline
December 3
Report Date:
Jan 3
Session Duration January 9March 3
Spring II, 2023 (8-week full session)
Application Deadline
February 7
Report Date:
Mar 7
Session Duration March 13May 5
Summer 2023 (8-week full session)
Application Deadline
April 30
Report Date:
May 30
Session Duration June 5July 28
Fall 1, 2023 (8-week full session)
Application Deadline
July 15
Report Date:
Aug 15
Session Duration August 21October 12
Fall 2, 2023 (8-week full session)
Application Deadline
September 9
Report Date:
Oct 9
Session Duration October 16December 8
Spring 1, 2024 (8-week full session)
Application Deadline
December 2
Report Date:
Jan 2
Session Duration January 8March 1
Spring 2, 2024 (8-week full session)
Application Deadline
February 5
Report Date:
Mar 5
Session Duration March 11May 3
Summer 2024 (8-week full session)
Application Deadline
April 28
Report Date:
May 28
Session Duration June 3July 26

Have you already applied to UA? Would you like to use the same UA site to apply to CESL?
If you are applying for CESL for Spring, 2023 or later, you can now apply here: 
(please log in, go to “supplemental applications” and choose the CESL application).

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