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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Non-Credit (ESLN)

Craven's Student Service Center Building
Admissions and Records Office
760-773-2559

The ESLN Program offers six levels of English, ranging from the Foundations class to the advanced level 5. Placement into the ESLN (non-credit) courses is determined by a Placement test. After completing the ESLN Program, you will have the language skills necessary to move on to many exciting careers or further studies.

ESLN Schedules Offered

Palm Desert Campus
Non-Credit ESL (ESLN) Classes
Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 11:20am
Monday - Thursday 11:30pm - 12:50pm
Monday - Thursday 4:00pm – 6:50pm
Monday - Thursday 7:00pm – 9:50pm
Indio Campus
Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 11:20am
Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 12:20pm
Monday - Thursday 7:00pm - 9:50pm

REGISTRATION for ESLN Students:

ESLN Registration is on an open-entry, space available basis through the 7th week of the term.

Fees for ESLN Non-Credit courses

Spring & Fall Fees
Health & Student $20.00
Parking $20.00

Summer Fees
Health & Student $16.00
Parking (summer) $0.00

Books are available at no cost to students for use in the ESLN classrooms.
For the student wishing to have his/her own copy, textbooks can be purchased at the COD bookstore.

New ESLN Student Registration:

  1. ESLN students can complete the online College of the Desert admission application by going to the “Getting Started” site and then “Complete online Application” or they can come into Admissions and Records to fill out a paper application.
    (INDIO campus students: visit the Indio campus office for a paper application.)

  2. All new ESLN students are required to complete an ESLN Placement Test.

    If you complete the online application, allow 2 business days for your Student ID# to be sent via email, then schedule an appointment for your ESLN Placement Test.

    If you are unable to link to the appointment page, copy the URL address below and paste into your browser: http://esars.collegeofthedesert.edu/esars/ESLN/eSARS.asp

    For those completing the paper application at the Palm Desert Admissions and Records office or INDIO Campus office, your Placement Test appointment will be scheduled by the office staff once the application is completed.

Continuing ESLN Student Registration:

  1. Continuing ESLN level 4 and 5 students may enroll for the next semester and pay your fees via WebAdvisor or go to the Admissions and Records office to enroll and pay at the Bursar's office.

  2. For Levels Foundation 1, 2 and 3, please go to the Admission and Records office to enroll in the next semester andd pay fees in the Bursar's office.

    INDIO campus students: visit the Indio Campus office for assistance with registration.

Returning ESLN Student Registration *:

  1. Returning ESLN students ​with a lapse in attendance of one year or more that want to enroll in ESLN IV or V, can complete the online College of the Desert admission application. Go to the “Getting Started” site  and then “Complete Online Application” ​or come into Admissions and Records to fill out a paper application.

    INDIO campus students: visit the Indio campus for a paper application.

    * For those students who have only missed one semester, please refer to "Continuing ELSN Students" above.

  2. If you complete the online application, please allow 2 business days for your Student ID# to be sent via email, then schedule an appointment for your ESLN Entry Test.

    If you are unable to link to the appointment page, copy the URL address below and paste into your browser: http://esars.collegeofthedesert.edu/esars/ESLN/eSARS.asp

    - For those completing the paper application at the Palm Desert or Indio Campus, your appointment will be scheduled by the office staff once the application is completed.

ESLN Placement Test:

  1. Student must arrive 15 minutes early to their scheduled ESLN Placement Test.

  2. Once the ESLN Placement test is completed, prospective students will be given a printout of their scores and sent to the Admissions and Records window to register for the class they placed into long as class seats are available. If no seat is available, they will be placed on a waiting list until an opening occurs in the class. When that happens, the student will automatically be enrolled and will be called to come and pay the fees and begin class.

For information regarding the College of the Desert's English as a Second Language (ESL) Credit classes, please visit our Admission and Records Office located in the Craven's Student Service Center Building 2nd floor or call 760-773-2559

Or click on the link below.

http://www.collegeofthedesert.edu/students/ap/sch/eslesln/Pages/default.aspx