Bridge Program

ESL To Credit Bridge Program

Lane's ESL to Credit Bridge Program is a new program that offers a transformative learning experience to English learners through a combination of ESL classes and credit classes. The content of the credit classes helps support the development of academic English skills such as reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

This is a program for students who are looking to jumpstart their college credit work while continuing to receive ESL support. Students participating in the ESL To Credit Bridge Program have the opportunity to take specific, transferable, credit-level classes and skills-integrated, noncredit ESL classes simultaneously.

ESL To Credit Bridge Program
Scholarships Available For Accepted Students
Fall Term 2018 - Award varies
*Must Apply and Complete Requirements & Eligibility Criteria

Benefits

Through this program you will:

  • Complete the Intensive ESL Program while transitioning into credit classes.
  • Complete 8-14 transferable college credits.
  • Receive acknowledgment on transcript and recognition award.
  • Take small classes that encourage discussion and debate.
  • Participate in experiential learning opportunities.

After completing the ESL Bridge Program, students transitioning into credit classes will be well-prepared for credit coursework. Students who are not planning to take credit classes after ESL program can enroll in and benefit from the Bridge Program as well.

Program Structure

  • Students in level E will take 13 hours of ESL classes and a 4 credit class with the option to add a Physical Education class for 1 credit or a dance class for 2 credits.
  • Students in level F will take 12 hours of ESL classes and a 4 credit class with the option to add a math class for up to 5 credits and a physical education class for 1 credit or a dance class for 2 credits. 
Classes Level E Level F
ESL Reading/Writing 8 hours 7 hours
ESL Oral Skills 5 hours 5 hours
Total ESL Hours 13 hours 12 hours
Shared Credit Class

COMM 115: Introduction to Intercultural Communication
4 Credits

WR 121: Academic Composition
4 Credits

Total Credit Hours 4 hours 4 hours
Optional Class*

1 credit Physical Education

2 credit Dance 

4 or 5 credit Math

1 credit Physical Education

2 credit Dance

*Students must meet with an advisor to discuss credit class selection before signing up for credit classes.

Program Eligibility

Current students:

  • Must earn a minimum grade of B in all classes during the last term enrolled (if applicable) and the current term.
  • Must finish the previous level (Level D to qualify for E Bridge or Level E or E Bridge to qualify for F Bridge). A student cannot skip a level through the challenge exam to qualify for the Bridge Program.

  • Can not enter directly from the Success Program SP. Students in the Success Program must complete two terms successfully with a B or higher grade in all classes to be eligible for this program.

New and returning students:

  • Must place into Level E or Level F.
  • Can not enter if they have been placed in the Success Program. Students in the Success Program must complete two terms successfully with a B or higher grade in all classes to be eligible for this program.

Program Cost

ESL to Credit Bridge Program enrollment fees are different for international and resident students.

International Student Cost

Classes: Level E Hours Level E Costs Level F Hours Level F Costs
Total ESL Hours 13 hours

$12x13x10
$1,560

12 hours

$12x12x10
$1,440

Total Credit Hours 4 hours

$236x4
$944

4 hours

$236x4
$944

Optional Class*

1 credit Physical Education

2 credit Dance

$236-$466

4-5 credit Math class

1 credit Physical Education

2 credit Dance

$236-$1,165

Level E Total ESL hours and Credits cost $2,740- $2,970 Level F Total ESL hours and Credits cost $2,620- $4,003

Other Fees for International Students to consider

  • IESL Student Fee: $250
  • International Student Insurance: $380
  • IESL Class Materials Fee: $15-$45
  • Resource Fee: $5
  • Technology Fee: $9/ per credit
  • Transportation: $27
  • Student Activity: $56
  • Health Clinic: $12-$45
  • Student Services Fee: $10
  • Credit Student Fee (one time): $30

**Note for sponsored students: In the past, some sponsors, such as the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM), haven't always covered the cost for their students to participate in ESL bridge programs. Please confirm with your sponsor that they will support you financially before applying for the program.

Resident Student Cost

Classes: Level E Hours Level E Costs Level F Hours Level F Costs
Total ESL Hours 13 hours

*

12 hours

*

Total Credit Hours 4 hours

$113.50 x 4
$454

4 hours

$113.50 x 4
$454

Optional Class*

1 credit Physical Education

2 credit Dance

$113.50 - $227

4-5 credit Math class

1 credit Physical Education

2 credit Dance

$454-567.50

$113.50

$227

Level E Total ESL hours and Credits cost $454-$681 Level F Total ESL hours and Credits cost $454- $1,248

*US government grants cover US resident ESL tuition
The cost for in-state resident students is $113.5 per credit

Other Fees for Resident Students to consider

  • ESL Materials Fee: $15-$45
  • Student Services Fee: $10
  • Resource Fee: $5
  • Technology Fee: $9 per credit
  • Transportation Fee: $27
  • Credit Student Fee (one time): $30

Resident students can apply for Financial Aid for 2018-19 (FAFSA) and receive Pell grants to help pay for the credit classes. To apply, please visit Department of Education FAFSA Information.

Resident students who do not qualify for FAFSA can apply for ORSAA. To apply, please visit ORSAALearn more about FAFSA and ORSAA eligibility .

Note about tuition and fees: International and resident tuition and fees might change for the new academic year. We will have an updated chart in July after the final budget decision from the College Board.

Scholarship Information