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Intensive English Program

ESL Institute Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

APSU is committed to keeping our campus community safe and healthy.

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ESL Institute Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

APSU Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

  • Classes are small and taught by instructors with extensive experience in teaching English to non-English speakers.
  • Homework and exams are expected and assessment tests are given to students at the beginning and end of each semester.
  • Classes are not taken for credit, although grades and transcripts are provided.
  • Classes are designed for students in the United States on an F-1 visa, who are required to enroll in the program full time to maintain their visa status, for future university study.
  • Other students who desire an intensive program of academic study  to prepare for university study or career professional development may also take these classes.
  • A basic knowledge of English is expected in order to benefit from the intensive level of study.
  • Classes are held in 8-week terms on APSU's in Clarksville.
  • Five terms are offered each year: Fall 1 (August-October), Fall 2 (October-December), Spring 1 (January-March), Spring 2 (March-May), Summer (June-August)
  • The ESL Institute follows a similar academic calendar as APSU’s Clarksville campus programs with Term 1 classes starting one week earlier..
  • A typical semester schedule is found on the Calendar & Schedules page.
  • F-1 Visa International Students:
    Application form to the ESL Institute should be submitted as early as possible. Details are provided on the F-1 ESL Admission page.
  • Other ESL Students:
    Students should submit the online application form or contact the ESL office for a paper application form.
  • Visit the Tuition & Fees page for details.
  • Payment is due during registration before classes begin and should be made at the McReynolds Building on APSU's Clarksville campus. 
  • Credit card payments can be made online.
  • A late fee will be charged during the late registration period. See Important Dates for registration dates.
  • Refund Policy



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