Promotion and Program Completion

All levels except Advanced:

Level 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 or session. 

Level 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). 

Level promotion in the summer sessions 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.

Proficiency Based Promotion

CELCIS students who earn an A for their final grade in Speaking/Listening, Grammar/Communication, Reading/Writing 1 and Reading/Writing 2 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. 

Advanced Level

Program Completion

Program completion requires that Advanced level receive a passing grade (C or higher) in Speaking/Listening, Grammar/Communication, and Reading/Writing 1 and Reading/Writing 2.

In the summer semester, advanced-level students must pass all summer I and summer II classes, unless they are admitted as new students for summer II. New CELCIS students admitted for summer II and placed at the Advanced level will be allowed to complete the program if they pass all of their courses.

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