The IELI Placement Test is administered at the beginning of every semester. You take this test if you are new student or have been away from IELI for one year or longer and wish to reenter the program.
You are placed into one of four class levels based on your total score. Except for writing, subscores are not used for placement in individual skill areas. If your writing score is lower than expected for your level, you will be placed in a lower level writing class. The highest possible score is 175. Test scores and their corresponding levels are as follows:
|0 — 65||Level 1|
|66 — 105||Level 2|
|106 — 125||Level 3|
|126 — 145||Level 4|
|146 & above||University|
During the first week of classes, IELI professors re-evaluate your ability. If your ability in a particular skill is much higher than that of the other students, the professor may decide to move you up one level in that skill area.
Level I is high beginning. Students entering IELI must have a basic knowledge of English in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.