The intensive program for undergraduates offers English 98 (Intermediate English), and English 99 (Advanced English). Students are placed in one of the two levels according to their scores on the AUC English Language Proficiency Entrance Test (ELPET) or TOEFL with TWE.
Undergraduate students in the Intensive English Program (IEP) are allowed to take up to a full calendar year to reach the freshman English level (ENGL 100 or RHET 101 or 102). For example, students entering the IEP in the spring who do not reach the freshman English level by the end of that semester may attend the summer session and the following fall semester. If at the end of one calendar year a student still has not attained the required freshman level, he/she will be suspended.
Content of Courses
Students are placed in sections normally comprised of up to fifteen students, according to levels of proficiency. Students are given a grammar review, extensive reading and writing practice, advanced vocabulary review, instruction in study skills, and practice in speaking and listening comprehension. Integration among these skill areas is stressed at all levels. Grading in this course is on a Pass/Fail system.
Attendance and participation are considered so important to this intensive language program that a student who for any reason misses the equivalent of seven days of class (thirty-five hours) in any one semester will be asked to withdraw. Students who withdraw from the IEP may not sit for the AUC ELPET until six months have elapsed from the date of their last examination. Applicants for readmission may not submit a TOEFL (plus TWE) score. If their score is IEP level, they will be allowed to return to the IEP. Students who are asked to withdraw but fail to do so will be suspended.
Students who are suspended may apply for readmission with an ELPET score; TOEFL scores are not accepted for readmission.