International Prospective Students

Curricular Policies Regarding Degree-Seeking International Students

Hendrix College International Student Summer Institute

All incoming degree-seeking international students will start their journey at Hendrix in the Summer Institute. The Summer Institute is designed to lay a strong academic foundation for international students and students for whom English is not a first language. Seminars in American Cultural and Global Issues put students in liberal arts classroom contexts while building the English language and study skills necessary for students to become active participants at Hendrix during the first year and beyond.  The six-week Summer Institute—at a cost of $3,995—is an important component of a successful international student career at Hendrix. 

English Course Placement

All entering, degree-seeking international students will be given an ENGL placement test by Hendrix College.The purpose of the test is to evaluate international students' English language skills in reading, listening, speaking, and writing. It is designed and administered b the English Evaluation and Placement Committee. An international standardized test such as TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) does not substitute.

Based on its review of appropriate materials, the English Evaluation and Placement Committee will:

  • Place the student in ENGL 118
  • Place the Student in ENGL 119
  • Recommend the Student for ENGL 110
  • Recommend the Student for a 200 level English Literature course.

The Committee will also review students’ English skills at the end of their semester in ENGL 118 or 119 to determine proper placement or recommendation and a student may be required to repeat a course if insufficient progress has been made. ENGL 118 and 119 are taught for credit/no credit, and students will receive a grade of "NC" (no credit) until placed or recommended for a higher course. 

Students will be enrolled in ENGL 118 or 119 the semester they receive such placement. Students shall not enroll in ENGL 110, ENGL 210, or an ENGL/ENGF 200-leve literature course before they have received recommendation from the committee. A recommendation of ENGL 110 or a recommendation of ENGL/ENGF 200- level literatur class, however, is a recommendation only. Each advisee should know that the recommendation is based on review of the student’s writing by Hendrix professors and is considered to be in his or her best interests relative to academic success at Hendrix.

Test Accommodations Option
Students currently enrolled in ENGL 118 or 119 have the option of requesting extra time (time and a half) on tests in their other classes. Students wishing to receive this help must contact their professor and the Office of Academic Support at least three days before the test on which they would like extra time.

English Placement and the College’s Graduation Requirement in Writing
Neither ENGL 118 nor ENGL 119 may be used to meet the College’s Level I writing requirement (W1). Upon recommendation for ENGL 110, ENGL 210, or an ENGL/ENG 200-level literature course, an international student may proceed to complete the W requirement by completing (and passing) any one of the following: ENGL 110 (W1) ENGL 210 (W1), Writing Exam (W1), an ENGL or ENGF 200-level course coded LS W1.

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