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
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). New CELCIS students who successfully complete their Summer II courses will be allowed to advance to the next level (this does not include Advanced level students).
Reading/Writing 1 to Reading/Writing 2, summer I to summer II
R/W2 grade or summer II class grade
R/W1 grade or
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.
NOTE: New CELCIS students who successfully complete their Summer II courses will be allowed to advance to the next level (this does not include Advanced level students).
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.
Applicants who have completed CELCIS or have achieved an official English proficiency test score that meets Western Michigan University's requirement for the restricted admission option will be required to pass an English course with a grade of "C" or better during the first term of enrollment:A-S 3600: ACHIEVING IN ACADEMIC ENGLISH: EMPHASIS ON READING AND WRITING (5 credits)A-S 3610: DEVELOPING PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH: EMPHASIS ON SPEAKING AND LISTENING (5 credits)GRAD 5010: ACADEMIC COMMUNICATION FOR INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS (3 credits)For more information, write: email@example.com
CELCIS students who earn an A for their final grade in Speaking/Listening, Grammar, Reading/Writing 1 and Reading/Writing 2 AND receive a recommendation from their four CELCIS instructors will receive permission to retake the CELCIS placement exam at a designated time at the beginning of the following semester. If the resulting test scores are high enough, the student may be allowed to advance one level at CELCIS, except for the Advanced level, which may not be skipped.