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Placement and Advancement

English Language Institute Placement

Placement Testing

Students take three short placement tests when they first arrive on campus to ensure that they are placed in classes appropriate to their proficiency level at that time. These placement tests include a standardized multiple-choice test (with a Reading section, a Grammar section, and a Listening section), a Test of Written English, and an oral interview.

Level Advancement

At the beginning and intermediate levels, students must receive a grade of C- (70%) or higher in all courses AND recommendations from their teachers in order to advance to the next level.

Advanced level students must additionally pass a final qualifying examination in order to receive a certificate of program completion.

If a student does not meet the criteria for level advancement or program completion, he or she may take the same class one more time at the maximum.


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