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Center for International Programs

ESL – Language Proficiency

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Center for International Programs

Center for International Programs
West Chester University
320 Mitchell Hall
675 S. Church Street
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3515
Fax: 610-436-3426


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm


International Student Advising:
Make an appointment.
Limited availability for walk-ins.


Study Abroad Advising:
Make an appointment.
Limited availability for walk-ins.

ESL - Language Proficiency

West Chester University partners with ELS Educational Services to provide conditional admission for students who are academically qualified, but who don’t meet our English Language proficiency requirements at the time of application to the university. We accept proof of completion of ELS Language Center’s intensive English for Academic Purposes Level 112 as satisfying the requirements for English proficiency for many (or all) degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Students who have met the university’s academic requirements, but have not yet satisfied the English requirement, may apply for conditional admission based upon eventual completion of the required ELS Language Centers level. To learn more about this program, locations, start dates, and to apply, Visit West Chester University's ELS Language Center.

West Chester University is located in Chester County, about 25 miles west of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and halfway between New York City and Washington, D.C. Chester County is one of the fastest growing regions of Pennsylvania, and is home to many global industries and companies. West Chester is a quaint, picturesque town. Students can easily walk from campus to local shops, restaurants and music venues. The local community is diverse and welcoming to international students.