Earn your college degree. It starts with improving your English language skills.

NSCC’s English as a Second Language courses offer non-native speakers of English the communication skills needed to earn an associate degree or certificate and improve their English for career and personal growth.

Credit ESL courses focus on teaching you the skills necessary to succeed in an academic program. Classes prepare you to use college textbooks, discuss high-interest topics, write academic papers, and acquire the communication skills needed for specialized academic programs of study. Credit ESL courses lead to college degrees and certificate programs.

ESL Credit Courses lead to college degrees and certificate programs

Why earn a degree?

College graduates earn at least a million dollars more than high school graduates over their lifetime! It’s true! How much do you think you’d like to earn?

Salaries over a lifetime

High School Diploma Only       $1.3 Million

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Some College                           $1.55 Million

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Bachelor’s Degree                   $2.27 Million

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Master’s Degree                       $2.67 Million

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Doctoral Degree                       $3.25 Million

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Professional Degree                $3.65 Million

Source: Elka Torpey,"Measuring the value of education," Career Outlook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, April 2018.

Other long-lasting benefits for you and your family include:

  • Helping your children earn higher grades in school
  • Promoting better health
  • Finding fulfilling careers
  • Increasing happiness
  • Increased civic engagement like voting and volunteering
  • Higher rates of homeownership

Source: http://www.nysed.gov/bilingual-ed/roadmap-college

Next Steps

Contact Us

For any questions about credit ESL, please contact:

email:  onramp@northshore.edu

phone: 781-593-6722 x6658

Choose academic or noncredit courses

NSCC offers academic and noncredit ESL courses.

Learn more about the differences!

Payment options

NSCC offers several payments options for ESL students.

What works best for you?