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English Language Program

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

End-of-semester Placement Criteria

At the end of the semester, students in Beginning through Intermediate levels (DAS 136-DAS 150) are assigned to more English classes or allowed to take one or more University classes (if they have admission to a degree program).  The placements are based on the following:

  • Course Grades: In order to advance to the next level, students must earn Credit (a grade of 70% or higher) in all skill area classes (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking). This policy goes into effect in Fall 2018. Grades of Credit before Fall 2018 may not be used to advance to the next level.
  • English Proficiency Test Scores

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 according to the guidelines described above.
  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.