English Language Institute Testing and Placement

Testing and Placement

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.

If you want to prepare for the English test at any time, click on one of the following:

Level Advancement

At the beginning and intermediate levels (levels 95-98), students must receive an average grade of C (73%) or higher for all ELI courses (with no individual course grade less than a C- or 70%) to advance to the next level.

Additionally, level 99 and level 100 students who receive an average grade of C (73%) or higher for all ELI courses (with no individual course grade less than a C- or 70%) AND who pass a qualifying examination will advance to the next level or complete the intensive program, depending on their qualifying scores.

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.