ESL Policies

English as a Second Language

All degree and diploma students for whom English is a Second Language and whose entering Berklee English assessment or TOEFL score places them in an ESL course are required to enroll in that course in their first semester. All degree and diploma students must continue to enroll in an ESL course in subsequent semesters until they attain proficiency as defined as ready to enroll in LENG-111 Writing and Communication. No first semester student is permitted to drop any required course without the written authorization of the course chair.

LENG-111 Writing and Communication

All degree students are required to enroll in LENG-111 Writing and Communication in their first semester, unless they have received appropriate transfer credit or are enrolled in an English as a Second Language course. All degree students who have received transfer credit for LENG-111 will be required to select another Liberal Arts course for their first semester.