Promotion

Students who pass a class will be promoted to the next level of that class. Students who fail (having a final grade of DC or less, or a grade average of less than 75 percent) must repeat the class. There are no promotions in the middle of the semester. 

Progression through the CELCIS levels

A chart demonstrating the progression through the CELCIS levels

Promotion in the Reading/Writing courses is based on a weighted average of the R/W1 and R/W2 courses, with equal weight given to both classes (see promotion table below).

Promotion in the summer semester is based on a weighted average of the summer I and summer II courses, with equal weight given to both classes (see promotion table below).

Promotion table

Reading/Writing 1 to Reading/Writing 2, summer I to summer II

R/W2 grade or summer II class grade

R/W1 grade or

summer I

class grade

    A BA B CB C DC D E
    4 3.5 3 2.5 2 1.5 1 0
A 4 4.0 3.8 3.5 3.3 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.0
BA 3.5 3.8 3.5 3.3 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.3 1.8
CB 3 3.5 3.3 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.5
C 2.5 3.3 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.3
DC 2 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.0
D 1.5 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.3 0.8
D 1 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.0 0.5
E 0 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.0

Advanced-level students must receive a passing grade (C or higher) in Speaking/Listening, Grammar/Communication, Reading/Writing 1 and Reading/Writing 2. In the summer semester, advanced-level students must pass all summer I and summer II classes. Students who pass all advanced-level classes will receive a University recommendation.

Result of passing all of the advanced-level classes (receiving a grade of C/75 or higher):

  • Automatic recommendation from CELCIS.
  • The student meets the English language requirement for admission to undergraduate and most graduate programs at WMU. Completion of CELCIS meets this admission requirement for up to 2 years. No TOEFL score or other language proficiency test is required.
  • If there is no TOEFL score, or if the TOEFL score is under 550 (213 CBT, 80 iBT), the student will be required to take either A-S 3600 (a five-credit hour reading/writing-focused course) or A-S 3610 (a five-credit hour speaking/listening-focused course) during his/her first semester/session at WMU. Graduate students: Confirm your TOEFL score with International Admissions and Services or your graduate advisor.