International Student Orientation, Testing and Advising

International Student Orientation, Testing, and Advising will be held January 9 and 10, 2018 on the Macon Cove Campus. This is for International Students and any other students wanting to be placed in English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. For additional information, please contact Linda Patterson by email at or call 901-333-4497/4250.

  • Testing for ESL courses
  • Information about Southwest degree programs and policies
  • Advising and placement in spring courses

Orientation [January 9]

The International Student orientation for ESL courses will start at 9 a.m. in the Academic Building, Wing C, Room 195 (Presentation Theater).

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Testing [January 9]

Testing for ESL will be offered at 12:30 p.m. in the Academic Building, Wing C, Room 193. Students will receive advising and placement appointment times for advising when tested.

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Advising [January 10]

The International Student advising and placement for ESL courses will take place in the Academic Building, Wing C, Room 193. Appointments for the 9 a.m. till noon time frame will be given during the January 9 testing session. The afternoon will be used for open advising. Walk–ins are welcome from 1-5 p.m.

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Southwest offers three levels of ESL courses, with all three levels focusing on reading, writing, speaking, and listening courses.

The Spring 2018 ESL Schedule will be available at a later date.

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