Get Started at Central Campus

Three Easy Steps - ESL

English as a Second Language

❶ Schedule for Testing.

  • Please visit the Welcome Center at 1412 East 4th Street, Charlotte, NC, Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and schedule your testing appointment.
  • Please bring a government issued photo ID.
  • Minors, please click here for additional information.


  • Please arrive fifteen (15) minutes early; late arrivals will be referred to the next testing session.
  • Students will be tested in English listening skills.
  • Your placement test results will help determine your placement in class.
  • The placement test is not a pass/fail exam.
  • Bring your government issued photo ID on the day of testing
  • Students must plan to attend for a minimum of 3 hours.

Advisors are available to Assist as Needed:

  • Advisors can assist with reviewing test results.
  • Discuss career interests and any potential barriers to attending class regularly.
  • Help develop a career and academic plan and register you in classes if needed.