Placement in English Language Courses for International Students
The results of the English Language Proficiency Exam determine placement in IEP classes. The exam results are correlated to levels in the IEP, with Level 5 representing High Intermediate Proficiency, Level 6 representing Advanced Proficiency, Level 7 representing High Advanced Proficiency, and Exempt representing Full Proficiency.
• Students whose proficiency is assessed below Level 5 are required to enroll full time in the Certificate of English Proficiency (CEP) program.
• Students placed in Levels 5 or 6 will be enrolled in one IEP section. Undergraduate students at these levels may NOT register for History of Art and Liberal Arts and Sciences courses.
• Students placed in Level 7 will be enrolled in one IEP section. Students at these levels may NOT register for History of Art and Liberal Arts and Sciences courses; however, Level 7 undergraduates have the option of enrolling in an IEP section which is linked with HA 115 (Survey of Art I). Level 7 graduate students may enroll in a thesis and research preparation course.
• Undergraduate students whose proficiency is assessed “Exempt” are required to register for either English 100 (Text and Context I for International Students) or HMS 101 (Text and Context I), both of which are credit-bearing, required courses in the Humanities and Media Studies Department (322 DeKalb Hall).
• Graduate students whose proficiency is assessed “Exempt” are not required to register for English courses.