Placement Testing Information (ESOL)
3. Some other universities don’t make their students take extra English classes. Why does BGSU do so?
In many universities, if it is determined that your English is not at a high enough level, you will not be allowed to enroll in any of your department classes. You may be placed in an Intensive English Program (IEP) and have to do ONLY English courses until your English improves. At BGSU, once accepted to the university, you will begin your studies in your given department immediately. The ESOL courses at BGSU are supplementary courses that you are allowed to take at the same time as your department core courses instead of having to do only English first.