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). 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).

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
B 3 3.5 3.3 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.5
CB 2.5 3.3 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.3
C 2 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.0
DC 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, and (in the same semester) 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. 
  • For more information, write: oiss-info@wmich.edu 

PROFICIENCY-BASED PROMOTION

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.