At CESL, we have a strong commitment to providing the best possible academic intensive English language training, helping our students understand the culture of the United States, and preparing our students for the university.


Language Exchange is a program at CESL that matches American students with CESL students to form language partners. Language partners are encouraged to socialize outside of class to help each other practice speaking each other's language. 

See Jaime in the BOB building, Room 100, if you are interested.

ISS Information for CESL Students

On the International Student Services website, you will find helpful information about immigration, including important documents, transfer information, session break information, and the process of moving from being a CESL student to taking classes at OU.

Transcript Request

Download the official transcript request form (pdf)

Official transcripts cannot be sent via email. They will be mailed to the student.

Send transcript request to:

University Of Oklahoma
Center for English as a Second Language
Attn: Transcripts
300 Kellogg Drive, Suite 100
Norman OK 73072
Fax (405) 325-7038 

NOTE: If you have any unpaid accounts with CESL, transcripts will not be produced until all payments have been made.


New Student Orientation

CESL students must attend CESL's new student orientation at the start of each session. The orientation covers many important topics.

OU ISS provides important immigration information on the first day of orientation. Please bring your passport to orientation so that we can take copies of your documents. If there is a problem with your documents, OU ISS can help you.

Download the CESL Orientation Presentation.

Student Handbook

All CESL students are required to read and follow the guidelines in the Student Handbook. If any part of the handbook is unclear, please ask your instructor for help. Note: This document is subject to change. You should re-read this document at the beginning of every session.

Download the CESL Student Handbook.


Sooner Safety Report

The University of Oklahoma is committed to assisting all members of the OU community in providing for their own safety and security. The website and report contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.

Download the Sooner Safety Report.