Feb 04, 2023  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2022-2023 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2022-2023

English as a Second Language (ESL) Bridge Program

The English Language Bridge Program

The English Language Bridge program at Xavier University is a full-time program for international students that combines Intensive English (ESL) classes with carefully selected undergraduate classes that develop academic skills in the future field of study.  The purpose of the program is to help international students successfully transition between fulltime English language study and an academic degree program, either at the undergraduate or master’s level.  The Bridge program follows the regular university calendar, and may be one semester or two semesters in length, depending upon student achievement in meeting requirements to matriculate.

English Language Bridge Program Eligibility

1. Students enrolling in the program must demonstrate the ability to use English in academic settings, either through previous English language coursework at Xavier University, or through scores on standardized English exams. 
2. Students must have successfully completed high school (or previous university-level courses). Conditionally admitted students may apply for the Bridge program.
Contact the Office of Admission or the Intensive English Program for specific criteria for these two components.


Students enrolled in the English Language Bridge program who successfully complete ESLG 130 and ESLG 133 (with a grade of B or higher)and who successfully complete the academic courses from the Bridge Program are eligible for final admission to a full-time degree program.