English for International Students (EIS Classes)
UTSA wants all international students to successfully complete their undergraduate and graduate studies without the hindrance of inadequate language proficiency in English. Therefore, international students accepted into UTSA, but whose Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are between 500 and 599 (paper version), 61 and 99 (IBT), or 5.0 and 6.5 (IELTS) will be required to take English classes for International Students (EIS). EIS Course Description
Undergraduate students will be required to take from one to four courses:
Graduate students will be required to take from one to three courses:
** Students must take the ELAP to determine the number of courses to be taken
** For additional information see the EIS Course Description
Registering for EIS Classes:
Undergraduates must contact their advisor to register for classes. New Undergraduate Students do not need to contact the EIS Office.
Graduate students can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating preferences for course schedule (1st, 2nd and 3rd choices) and we will register you for courses.
- All EIS classes MUST BE COMPLETED in the first 2 semesters, and at least half must be taken in the first semester
- Students who are required to take EIS classes and DO NOT register for them or DROP them before successful completion will be withdrawn from the University and will jeopardize their visa status
- Once students successfully complete the required EIS classes, the registration hold is removed from their record
Cost of EIS Classes:
EIS courses are charged at the rate of undergraduate international student tuition fees (including the courses for graduate students). Completion of these courses will be required during the first two semesters of attendance at UTSA and are in addition to any already established degree course requirements. Check with fiscal services for exact cost of EIS courses.
Questions regarding the ELAP or EIS should be directed to:
Executive Director of ESL Services
T: 210.458.7677 | F: 210.458.7679
Office of ESL Services
Monday, August 25, 2014
Time: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Main Campus
Building: Main Building, Ground Floor
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Time: 5 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Institute of Texan Cultures
Building: 801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78205
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Time: All Day
Location: Main Campus and Downtown Campus
Building: All Buildings