Gainesville State College offers courses designed to prepare students whose native language is not American English for success in college credit courses. Placement in ESOL is determined by a TOEFL score, placement testing, or professor's recommendation. In addition, students who score high enough on placement tests to enroll in college-level courses may also choose to take some ESOL courses in order to enhance their academic performance. ESOL courses carry institutional credit which does not count towards graduation. The College offers two levels of classroom communication, three levels of grammar, and three levels of grammar and rhetoric. Students have three attempts to exit each level. Students in Learning Support ESOL must take ESOL 0061 and ESOL 0062 (Classroom Communication I and II). These courses include a College orientation component.
For more information on ESOL Courses at Gainesville State College, please visit the Learning Support Division.
A: International students with student (F-1) visas are required to be full-time students (at least 12 semester hours) every Fall and Spring semester of the academic year. The Summer semester is optional UNLESS it is the first semester of enrollment at Gainesville State College. The College may be required to notify the USCIS whenever a student's course load drops below full-time status.
For information about private scholarships and loans for international students, please visit the following websites:
International Finance Education Corporation