Q: Does Purchase offer an ESL (English as a Second Language) program?


Purchase does not offer a comprehensive ESL program at this time. We do have limited ESL instruction for those identified to be eligible, but most students requiring ESL instruction currently must attend and successfully complete another institution’s ESL program before they can attend Purchase. Students who meet our minimum TOEFL or IELTS scores are not required to take any ESL. Please see the ESL Proficiency Requirements for more details.