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English Language Program

Pre-Placement by Standardized Test Scores

Incoming students who have submitted iBT (TOEFL) or IELTS scores may be placed into ELP classes based on their iBT TOEFL or IELTS scores without taking the EPT if they have the minimum scores listed below. Students without iBT TOEFL or IELTS scores will take the English Proficiency Test (EPT) upon arrival. 

Students can provide official documentation of English proficiency until 12:00 p.m. (noon) of the last day of enrollment (usually a Friday) before the first day of classes. After this time, scores from the WildCAT/EPT and previous ELP classes will determine students’ placement for the current semester. Any evidence of English proficiency provided after this time will be used for placement the following semester.

Minimum scores for placement by TOEFL or IELTS are:

Placement into High Intermediate English
 Minimum Total Score RequiredMinimum Scores for Each PartSemester 1 PlacementSemester 2 Placement Semester 3 Placement 
TOEFL iBT4811High Intermediate EnglishAdvanced EnglishFull-Time University
IELTS5.05.0

Note for undergraduate students admitted to a degree program: 1 or more passing part score (iBT 20 / IELTS 6.5) will allow the student to take 1 University Class (3 cr. hrs.).

Note for Sponsored students: If your Sponsor does not allow for part-time English / part-time University classes, you will be enrolled in Full-Time English at their request.

Placement into Advanced English

 

 Minimum Total Score RequiredMinimum Scores for Each PartSemester 1 PlacementSemester 2 Placement 
TOEFL iBT5614Advanced English Full-Time University
IELTS5.55.5

Note for undergraduate students admitted to a degree program: 1 or more passing part score (iBT 20 / IELTS 6.5) will allow the student to take 1 University Class (3 cr. hrs.) for each passing score.

Note for Sponsored students: If your Sponsor does not allow for part-time English / part-time University classes, you will be enrolled in Full-Time English at their request.