The Academic English Certification is an undergraduate certificate designed to offer an alternative pathway to admission into UNLV academic majors. Completion of the Academic English Certification with a GPA of 3.0 can be used in lieu of a qualifying score on the TOEFL, MTELP, PTE or IELTS exams. Entering students must have a score of 70 on the MTELP Placement Test. Participants are required to complete 12 credits in advanced grammar, reading, writing and oral English competency skills. In addition, participants must complete 2-3 credits from among the list of elective courses.
Students who complete the Academic English Certification with a GPA of 3.0 will be able to read critically in a variety of genres; write expository essays and academic summaries, use grammatical structures accurately; speak with confidence, fluency and control in formal and informal oral communication.