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. We can refer beginning level learners to one of our partner institutions that offer ESL in an intensive format.  

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

The TOEFL is required for admission to our ELSP to help us determine your level of proficiency.  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.


2 Easy Ways to Apply:

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.

By Mail or in Person
Complete our English Language Studies Program Application and Guarantee of Financial Support. Mail or deliver your application and supporting documents to the address listed below. If you have family or friends in our area they can deliver the documents in person.

Ms. Teresa Tope, International Student Advisor
Santa Rosa Junior College
International Student Admissions-Plover Hall
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA  95401, USA
Phone: +1.707.527.4514


Check List of Requirements:

This is your checklist to make sure you have submitted all required documents. Keep copies for your records.

  • English Language Studies Program Application and Guarantee of Financial Support with supporting financial documentation.
  • Copy of High Diploma or Certificate of Graduation from secondary school
  • Application fee of $50 USD. Payable by credit card, money order, or personal check
  • English Proficiency test results: TOEFL or IELTS
  • Copy of passport
  • Transfer Students attending a language school in the U.S. must submit evidence of current enrollment

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.