EAP courses are not structured like traditional English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Instead they focus on improving critical thinking, research and writing skills that form the basis of student success in academic settings and beyond. Students are not required to take a placement test, but may choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate EAP course options.
Undergraduate students are required to enroll in two courses (6 credits) to maintain full-time status. This may include two EAP courses or one EAP course and another non-EAP course (selected from among available summer offerings). Students should first consult with undergraduate admissions if they choose to enroll in a non-EAP course. EAP offerings for undergraduates include:
EAP 1010: Academic Communication (3 credits)
EAP 1015: American Multicultural Perspectives: Washington, D.C. (3 credits)
Graduate students are required to enroll in at least one EAP course (3 credits) to maintain full-time status. Students should consult with their admitting school if they also wish to enroll in a non-EAP course. EAP offerings for graduate students include:
EAP 6000 Academic Communication (3 credits)
EAP 6110 Academic Writing & Research I for Graduate Students (3 credits)
- EAP 6111 Academic Writing & Research II for Graduate Students (3 credits)
An academic advisor will coordinate with the students' respective offices to register them for classes, as well as facilitate any schedule changes that need to be made during the summer.