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English Language Center

ESL Registration and Placement Testing

A placement test is required for all new students.  Placement tests will be given during the times on the chart below at the Hickory Ridge Building, Room 200, on the Howard Community College campus.  No appointment is necessary.  Children are not allowed in testing rooms.  Students must be 16 or older to register.  Students may register for Summer II classes during Summer I registration sessions.  There are no free classes in Summer I & II.

Bring to registration: 
* Payment for pay classes (credit card, cash, or check)
* Advising sheet from previous semester (returning students only)

Summer I ESL Registration

Summer II ESL Registration

Returning students:

FAST registration can be done online and is available for returning students who continue at the same level. It is NOT available for new students or students changing level. Go to and click on FAST Registration” on the left menu bar for online registration and payment information.

If you are interested in a noncredit Continuing Education Business & Professional certificate, notice the upper-level classes that are marked *Business & Professional certificate.* Please visit for more information on this program.

Our English Institute offers a full-time program for F1 international students and U.S. residents. Study 18 hours a week, receive special advising and support, and take part in many exciting activities. Visit or call 443-518-1681 for additional information about this fast-track English program.

There will be no classes on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day and Friday, July 3 for Independence Day (observed).

Call 443-518-1680 or visit for additional information.

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