Promotion and Program Completion

POLICIES

  • 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 an average grade of less than 75%) must repeat the course.
  • There are no promotions in the middle of the semester or session.

PROFICIENCY-BASED PROMOTION POLICY

  • Students who earn an A for their final grade in Speaking/Listening, Grammar, 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.

READING/WRITING PROMOTION POLICY

  • Promotion in the Reading/Writing courses is based on a weighted average of the R/W1 and R/W2 courses (except in Advanced level), with equal weight given to both classes (see Promotion Table below).

SUMMER PROMOTION POLICY

  • 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 students who successfully complete their Summer II courses will be allowed to advance to the next level.

PROGRAM COMPLETION POLICY

Beginning in Spring 2020, CELCIS will offer the Advanced Plus level to help students achieve WMU's increased language proficiency requirement for undergraduate admission (TOEFL score of 71 or equivalent). 

To complete the CELCIS program, 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 Advanced Plus level.

  • Students admitted to CELCIS before Spring 2020 will be eligible to move directly to the Advanced Plus level after successful completion of the Pre-Advanced level based on merit (passing grades and instructor recommendation).
  • Students admitted to CELCIS for Spring 2020 and after will be required to complete both Advanced and Advanced Plus* levels to complete the CELCIS program and to be eligible for admission to WMU undergraduate or graduate programs.  Students will be given the opportunity to move directly from Pre-Advanced to Advanced Plus level if they pass the promotion test given at the end of the Pre-Advanced level.

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