English Proficiency Exam

English Proficiency Exam

English Language Requirement:

University Transfer Programs and Preparation for Graduate Study Applicants Program. Students are asked to provide official documents showing any one of the following:

 

  •  LPI -minimum score 4
  •  BC High School Grade 12 English- minimum grade of C
  •  BC High School Grade 12 Communications -minimum grade of B
  •  International Baccalaureate(IB) English Language A (Higher Level)-minimum mark of 5
  •  IELTS- minimum overall band test score of 6.0 overall with no band test score below 5.5
  •  TOEFL [minimum score 80 (internet based), minimum score 213 (computer based)  minimum score 550 (paper based) ]

NOTE: Students who cannot provide any of these documents must either:

  1. Demonstrate sufficient proficiency in English on the  English Proficiency Exam (50%), or
  2. Successfully complete the  Academic Preparation program with a grade average of 65%.

 

With a score of 50% on the  English Proficiency Exam or a final grade of 65% in the  Academic Preparation, a student is permitted to enroll in the first two of a sequence of four “bridge” English courses leading to the  English 100. With a higher English Proficiency Exam score or a higher Academic Preparation program final grade, a student is permitted to enroll in a higher level Dorset English course. Please see Placement Scheme below.

Dorset College English       Academic Preparation                                Placement

Proficiency Exam Score     (Final Grade in advanced AP course)

 

45-50%                              5%                                           English 096/097University

                                                                                           English Skills I

50 -59%                            75%                                           English 098University

                                                                                           English Skills II

60-75%                              85%                                          English 099University

                                                                                            English Skills III

80%                                    95%                                          English 100University

                                                                                             Writing & Research I

Students who achieve a score on the Dorset College English Proficiency Exam significantly higher than 50% or a Final Grade in Academic Preparation III significantly higher than 65% may seek Advanced Standing credit for English courses, as follows:

 

* Students who achieve a score on the Dorset College English Proficiency Exam between 45-50% or a Final Grade in APIII between 65-74% may seek Advanced Standing credit for English 096/097 (University English Skills I).

 

* Students who achieve a score on the Dorset College English Proficiency Exam between 50-59% or a Final Grade in APIII between 75-84% may seek Advanced Standing credit for English 098 (University English Skills II).

 

* Students who achieve a score on the Dorset College English Proficiency Exam between 60-75% or a Final Grade in APIII between 85-94% may seek Advanced Standing credit for English 099 (University English Skills III).

 

* Students who achieve a score on the Dorset College English Proficiency Exam higher than 80% or a Final Grade in APIII higher than 95% may seek Advanced Standing credit for English 100 (University Writing and Research I).

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