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English Language Program

Beginning - Intermediate English (136 - 150) End of Semester Placement


The ELP has a three-part process to reach final placement of students at the end of the semester:

Step 1: Pre-placement

  1. Students are initially placed on EPT scores and Achievement Test Scores.
  2. The pre-placement list is then given to the teachers for their consideration.

Step 2: Instructor Request for Placement Changes

  1. Instructors who feel that a student has been misplaced submit a request change form along with evidence of the student’s work. The Appeals Committee reviews requests and evidence and makes changes if they are justified.
  2. Results are printed and given to students.

Step 3: Student Appeals of Placement

  1. Students may fill out an appeal form and submit it with any additional information or evidence by a set deadline. 
  2. The Appeals Committee reviews the appeals and makes changes if justified.

150 Fast Track Placement Criteria

All students placed in Intermediate English II (DAS 150) who are eligible for Advanced English I in three skill areas will be placed in a special section of DAS 150 called 150 Fast Track. Returning students must also be students in good standing (not on ELP probation or reinstatement) to qualify for placement into 150 Fast Track. 

At the end of the semester, DAS 150 Fast Track students will take the EPT and achievement tests like other 150 students. In addition, they will take the special exit-level test. Undergraduate students who pass any 150 Fast Track special test with 70% or higher have demonstrated proficiency in that skill area, and do not have to take any more ELP classes in that skill. Graduate Students should score a grade of B or higher on a special test in any skill area  to remain in good standing.

In skill areas where a 150 Fast Track student does not pass the special exit level test, final placement will be made using EPT and achievement test scores.