The Certificate of Advanced English Proficiency is an undergraduate certificate designed to prepare non-native speakers to engage in academic and professional work in an English-speaking setting. Entering students must have the equivalency of a high school diploma or greater and must score a minimum of 60 on the MTELP administered by the English Language Center or a 53 on the iBT TOEFL (or equivalent). Participants are required to complete 12 credits in grammar, writing, listening/speaking, and reading/vocabulary English language courses offered at the advanced level. Students will earn an additional three credits by completing one of the optional English language classes designed to enhance fluency.
Students who complete the certificate will be able to express themselves fluently and spontaneously without hesitation; will use English effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes; and will produce clear, well-structured texts on a variety of subjects showing controlled use of various organizational patterns, connectors, and cohesive devices.