English as a Second Language

232 Literature Building, Warren College

All courses, faculty listings, and curricular and degree requirements described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice. Updates may be found on the Academic Senate website: http://senate.ucsd.edu/catalog-copy/approved-updates/.

The English as a Second Language Program (ESL) offers course work specific to the language needs of students for whom English is a second (or subsequent) language. This course is SDCC 4.

SDCC 4 is a required course for all undergraduates who have not satisfied the UC Entry Level Writing requirement and who have been designated as needing the course based on their UC Analytical Writing Placement Examination. A combination of instructor recommendation, Entry Level Writing Exit Exam result, and a possible portfolio review places students in SDCC 4 for another quarter, in SDCC 1, or in a college writing sequence. Like SDCC 1, SDCC 4 is taught through a cooperative agreement with the San Diego Community College District. Under Academic Senate regulations, SDCC 4 cannot be counted toward graduation requirements; however, the course units do count as workload credit toward the Minimum Progress requirement and toward eligibility for financial assistance.

For further information about the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement or the UC Analytical Writing Placement Exam, please visit the Basic Writing office, or call (858) 534-6177.