English Language Studies Program

The ELSP program at SRJC is designed for intermediate level English Language learners, who need 1-2 semesters of ESL before beginning our Academic Program. The TOEFL is not required for admission to our ELSP, but we encourage you to take the test to help us determine your level of proficiency. We offer multiple levels here at SRJC, but if your English skills are at the beginning level, it may take 2-3 years of study before you are ready for the Academic Program. Click here for more information about ESL courses. We can refer beginning level learners to one of our partner institutions that offer ESL in an intensive format. We offer conditional acceptance and guaranteed admission to SRJC when you complete the required course level at:

ELS Educational Services:
ELS Centers near SRJC: San Rafael, San Francisco
Complete Level 109

With over 30 years of experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), SRJC provides challenging and interesting classes designed to prepare you for success in college level courses. SRJC offers instruction, taught by highly qualified ESL faculty, which will match your current level. To ensure that you will be placed in ESL classes that will support your success, a placement test is given to determine your current skill level. Once you complete the advanced level of our ESL program, you can enroll in one of our many academic programs without taking the TOEFL or IELTS. Our dedicated staff will assist you before you arrive on our beautiful campus and will be here to ensure your needs are met as you complete your ESL program, earn your two-year associates degree, prepare to transfer to a four-year college/university, or return to your home country better prepared for the work force. Our ESL program services also include a new student orientation, academic planning, immigration and visa guidance, access to all SRJC facilities, and a wide variety of social activities.


3 Easy Ways to Apply:

  1. By Email
    Complete our English Language Studies Program Application and Guarantee of Financial Support. Scan and email your application and supporting documents in JPEG or PDF format to: ttope@santarosa.eduIf sending large files please use our file depot tool to submit your documents: http://www2.santarosa.edu/file-depot/dropbox.php.  In the "Recipients email address" field, use ttope@santarosa.edu.  In the "Description" field, include your name and documents you are submitting.

  2. By Mail
    Complete our English Language Studies Program Application and Guarantee of Financial Support. Mail your application and supporting documents to:

    Miss Teresa Tope
    Santa Rosa Junior College
    International Student Admissions
    1501 Mendocino Avenue
    Santa Rosa, California 95401, USA

  3. In Person
    Complete our English Language Studies Program Application and Guarantee of Financial Support. Assemble your supporting documents and deliver them to:

    Miss Teresa Tope
    Admissions & Records, Plover Hall
    Santa Rosa Campus

Check List of Requirements:

You must complete all requirements before we can approve your application. Review Admissions Requirements for details. This is your checklist to make sure you have submitted all required documents. Keep copies for your records.

Admission Process:

Submit your application by the deadline for the term you wish to begin your study. We will notify you of our decision within one week of receiving your completed application. If accepted, SRJC will send you the SEVIS I-20 form and acceptance letter. You must take this form to the American Embassy or Consulate ( http://usembassy.state.gov ) in your country to apply for the F-1 Student visa. Visa processing times vary at different embassies and consulates so allow enough time to obtain the visa and make travel arrangements. You must arrive at SRJC by the report date listed on the I-20 form.

If you have questions, please contact Teresa Tope at: ttope@santarosa.edu or call +1 (707) 527-4514.