All CESL spring classes are currently being offered both online and in-person. 
All CESL summer and fall classes will be offered in-person.

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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 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.

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.

Summer 2021 (full session)
Application Deadline
May 1
Report Date
June 1
Session Duration June 7July 30
Fall 1, 2021 (8-week full session)
Application Deadline
July 16
Report Date
August 16
Session Duration August 23October 14
Fall 2, 2021 (8-week full session)
Application Deadline
September 12
Report Date
October 12
Session Duration October 18December 10
Spring 1, 2022 (8-week full session)
Application Deadline
December 5
Report Date
January 4
Session Duration January 10March 4
Spring 2, 2022 (8-week full session)
Application Deadline
February 8
Report Date
March 8
Session Duration March 14May 6
Summer 2022 (8-week full session)
Application Deadline
May 1
Report Date
May 31
Session Duration June 6July 29

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