Each semester, international graduate students at UVA with CAELC recommendations are placed in available ESL class sections. It is important to note that all students need to request any changes to their ESL class, and those changes might involve receiving permission from their department. We encourage you to read the information below if you were placed in an ESL class! If you do not take any action, we will enroll you in the classes and they will appear on your transcript.
Note: If you are a prospective international teaching assistant for your graduate department, we recommend that you prioritize your oral ESL course (ESL 905 and above) to fulfill your eligibility requirement for teaching.
Note: If your deferral or waiver request requires approval from your department, we are not able to remove you from your ESL class until your department contacts us. We recommend promptly starting your request in order to make sure that your class is successfully deferred or waived by the deadline.