Student Policies

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In accordance with RWC policy, ELI students under the age of 21 are required to live on campus. Students in the ELI may be allowed to live off-campus if they are living with immediate family members or have special circumstances surrounding their living situation. ELI students given permission to live off-campus will not be required to move on-campus when they become matriculated students.


If a student lives off campus, he or she is responsible for reliable transportation to and from the college campus. Once a student is enrolled in the ELI, it is the sole responsibility of the individual to ensure sufficient transportation in order to be able to attend all course sessions and required meetings.   Please note that Roberts Wesleyan College is not accessible by public transportation from the City of Rochester.


Students enrolled at the ELI are responsible for having access to reliable technology and the internet in order to successfully complete the requirements of the program. Computers and the internet are available on campus as part of your tuition expenses, but the student must make sure if they rely on those services to have adequate time and reliable transportation in order to access those services.

The Roberts Wesleyan College assigned e-mail account shall be the official means of electronic communication within the College community. Students are responsible for all information sent to them via their College assigned email account from faculty, administrative offices, and academic departments.

When in class, use of technology (e.g. laptops, cell phones) in an inappropriate manner will result in you being asked to leave the class and being marked absent for the class.

Academic Responsibility

Work Load

It is the responsibility of all students enrolled in the ELI to meet the academic requirements set forth by the program. Students should anticipate 2.5 hours of course meeting per course each well as well as additional assignments to be completed outside of class. All students should have skills or work to develop skills in intentional time management, positive study habits, and organization. As this is an intensive English language program, students should be prepared to meet this workload.


Students are required to attend all course meetings and arrive on time for the beginning of the session. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the professor prior to the missed class to ask for work. In the event of an emergency, it is the responsibility to contact the professor as soon as possible. If you fail to notify the professor prior to the class meeting, the Director of the ELI will be alerted.

Academic Support

Students are encouraged to seek support from various resources as needed. Faculty and staff of the ELI are additionally available to provide support to students as necessary. 

The Learning Center

  • Available on campus to support you with tutoring, writing assistance, study skills, academic/ cultural adjustment, and other areas of need.

The Health Center

  •   Available on campus to provide a basic level of medical care services to students.

The Counseling Center

  •   Available on campus to provide free and confidential mental health services to students.

Academic Probation

If it is determined a student is not meeting the academic expectations of the course and level specific SLOs through their performance on course assessments, the student will be contacted by the Director of the ELI. The probation policy can be found in further detail here. Please note that this is in addition to the academic and behavior expectations of Roberts Wesleyan College.

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