EAP Levels

Program Details:

  • Classes meet in the fall, spring and summer.
  • Fall and spring classes meet for 16 weeks.
  • Summer classes meet for 10 weeks.

The program offers six (6) levels, from beginning to advanced.  After successfully enrolling at HCC, a student will take an English placement test.  The test measures the student's reading skills, language use skills, and writing ability.  Based on the student's test scores, the student is placed in one of the six levels. 

  • Students in Levels 1-4 receive institutional credit.
  • Students in Levels 5-6 receive HCC elective credit, which can be used towards the Associate in Arts degree. 
  • Completion of the EAP curriculum also meets HCC's foreign language requirement.
  • Students enrolled in Levels 5-6 can begin taking college math courses.
  • Once students complete Level 6, they may begin taking HCC college-level courses.

Required Classes:

Level                               Class                               Class                        Class                             Class

1                                      Speech/Listening            Reading                   Writing                           Grammar
2                                      Speech/Listening            Reading                   Writing                           Grammar
3                                      Speech/Listening            Reading                   Writing                           Grammar
4                                      Speech/Listening            Reading                   Writing                           Grammar
5                                      Reading                          Reading Lab            Writing                           Writing Lab
6                                      Reading                          Reading Lab            Writing                           Writing Lab

Dale Mabry

  • Each class meets two days a week (Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays) for 75 minutes each day and counts as three (3) credit hours. 
  • Each Reading Lab and Writing Lab class meets two (2) days a week for 50 minutes and counts as one (1) credit hour.
  • Classes are offered in the morning, afternoon, and evening.  
    Morning classes meet at 8:00 am and 9:30 am.  
    Afternoon classes meet at 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm. 
    Evening classes meet at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm. 


  • Each class meets two days a week (Monday/Wednesday) for 75 minutes each day and counts as three (3) credit hours.
  • Classes meet Monday/Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm.
  • Levels currently offered include Level 2 and Level 3. Level 1 classes currently offered include Grammar and Writing.

Ybor City

  • Daytime classes are offered three days a week (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm.
  • Daytime classes are also offered two days a week (Tuesday/Thursday) for Levels 5 and 6. Times vary by class.
  • Evening classes are offered Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm.