Fill out the online application and submit to the ESL office. Apply as early as possible (after your Sophmore year if you are an undergraduate) so you will have time to complete the requirements.
Download the Undergraduate Application or the Graduate Application by clicking on the appropriate link.
Academic requirements for the program are as follows:
For Undergraduates: Enrollment in any one of the required certificate courses and a degree program at UW-Madison.
For Graduate Students: Enrollment in any one of the required certificate courses along with enrollment in a graduate degree program at UW-Madison.
Native English speakers must show completion of four college-level semesters of one language (prior to or completed concurrently with certificate coursework).
Nonnative English speakers are required to show English language proficiency in the following ways:
- A minimum score of 50 on TSE or SPEAK or an iBy score of 26 on the speaking section of the TOEFL
- A minimum score of 100 on the iBT or 600 on the paper-based version of the TOEFL or 7 on the IELTS can be substituted for the TOEFL.