The Multicultural Center is the first stop for most students whose first language is not English. We can help you match your needs and goals with the programs Richland offers.
If you want to improve your English skills for your job or for general purposes, the non-credit program is for you. If your goal is a college degree or certificate, the credit program is for you. To get started, just come by the Multicultural Center, or call us at 972-238-6900. Richland College is one of the few community colleges in the country that offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) as a credit program. Here is why:
ESOL is needed:
Students who immigrate to the United States or come here to study do not always have the English skills required for U.S. College or workplace success. Even U.S. high school graduates whose first language is not English do not always have the skills to satisfy Texas' requirements. As a result, up to 50% drop out of college!
ESOL is focused on:
Academic ESOL develops the speech communication, reading, writing and grammar skills that Richland faculty and research have identified as skills for college success. New and continuing students' skills are measured carefully, so each student can be confident of taking only the ESOL classes needed.
Students who take ESOL are the most successful Richland students, according to college research. They make better grades in college classes and are more likely to stay in school.
If you want to enroll in the credit program, just follow these simple steps:
What to do if you are concerned about your current classes:
How to get ready for registration:
How to learn about and apply for Financial Aid:
Do I need to re-apply for admission?
If you have been enrolled at a Dallas County Community College within the last year, it is not necessary for you to complete an application for admissions. Students formerly enrolled in the DCCC who have not attended a DCCC college for more than one year must submit an updated application for admission to a DCCC admissions office.
Click this link to learn more about this state law.
Do I need to take placement tests again?
If you have been away from classes, in any given skill area, or more than one year, you will be invited to do additional placement testing and/or complete an MC writing sample, in order to evaluate your current skill level.
How can I get financial aid?
Please visit Pay for College for information on how you can get help with paying for classes if you qualify.
Thunderduck Hall, T-150General information: 972-238-6900Direct line: 972-238-6291Fax: 972-238-6165