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New ESL Students

Get registered, assessed, and enrolled in ESL classes!

F-1 International Student placement for admission

I will be applying as an international (F-1 visa) student. Can I take the ESL assessment to meet the English proficiency requirement for admission?

I am currently attending a school in the U.S.

Yes, you can take the ESL assessment to meet the English proficiency requirement for admission.

I am applying from overseas.

No, you cannot take the ESL assessment to meet the English proficiency requirement for admission. See International Student Admissions for the applicable tests (under Application Requirements).

How do I register as a Sacramento City College (SCC) student?

Watch the Register at SCC process video or follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Get Started and Apply
  2. Answer the “I am…” question to get information about your status.
  3. Click on, and complete the Online application
  4. Congratulations! You now are an SCC student!
  5. Now, take your assessment test. After you register and have a W-ID (w1234567, for example), email ESL Professor Brett Thomas and ask to take the assessment test:  ThomasB@scc.losrios.edu

International Student?

How and where do I take my assessment test?

After you register and have a W-ID (w1234567, for example), email ESL Professor Brett Thomas and ask to take the assessment test:  ThomasB@scc.losrios.edu

I need a counselor! How do I meet with a counselor?

Our ESL Counselors

Other Important Contacts

Or any of our excellent team of  SCC counselors.

Enroll: What classes are available this term?

Our enrollment video shows you how to enroll after you pick your classes.

Your placement will show you which classes to enroll in.

ESL Classes Available Now

Can I get financial aid?

It's never too late to apply and find out if you qualify for financial aid.

Apply for:

  1. Federal Financial Aid (if you’re documented) or the CA Dream Act (if you’re undocumented).
  2. and CA College Promise Grant

Additional Resources

What other resources can help me succeed?

Academic and SCC Community Resources to explore and join.

What are all the ESL classes at SCC?

Get your placement and ask our ESL Chair, Brett Thomas, at ThomasB@scc.losrios.edu.

More Information

  • ESL Program video
    We offer classes from beginner to advanced in Reading/Writing, Grammar, Listening/Speaking, and Pronunciation
  • Certificate video
    We also offer Intermediate and Advanced certificates of proficiency

See you in class!

Contact

ESL Professor and Department Chair: Brett Thomas
Email:  ThomasB@scc.losrios.edu
Phone: (916) 558-2347