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Exemption Criteria

FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND ENGLISH PREPARATORY SCHOOL
EXEMPTION CRITERIA FOR NEW STUDENTS

For departments requiring minimum

50% on the EMU FLEPS English Proficiency Test

For departments requiring minimum

60% on the EMU FLEPS English Proficiency Test

For departments requiring minimum 70% on the EMU FLEPS English Proficiency Test
IELTS (minimum 5.0)

IELTS (minimum 5.5)

(5.0: Proficiency*)

IELTS (minimum 6.0)

(5.5: Proficiency**)

TOEFL iBT (minimum 60)

TOEFL iBT (minimum 65)

(60: Proficiency*)

TOEFL iBT (minimum 72)

(65: Proficiency **)

TOEFL PBT (minimum 497) TOEFL PBT (minimum 513) (497: Proficiency*)

TOEFL PBT (minimum 530)(513: Proficiency**)

TOEFL CBT (minimum 170)

TOEFL CBT (minimum 183) (170: Proficiency*)

TOEFL CBT (minimum 197) (183: Proficiency**)

GCE / IGCE (minimum C)

GCE / IGCE (minimum C) GCE / IGCE (minimum B)

FCE (minimum C)

FCE (minimum C) FCE (minimum B)

CPE / CAE (minimum C)

CPE / CAE (minimum C) CPE / CAE (minimum B)
City & Guilds (minimum B1 Pass)

City & Guilds (minimum B1 First Class Pass)

(B1 Pass : Proficiency* )

City & Guilds (minimum B2  Pass)

(B1 First Class Pass:  Proficiency**)

LCCI (ESP) (minimum Level 1 Distinction)

 LCCI (ESP) (minimum Level 2 Pass )

(Level 1 Distinction: Proficiency*)

LCCI (ESP) (minimum Level 2 Distinction)

(Level 2 Pass:  Proficiency**)

WAEC/WASSCE/SSSCE/NECO/NABTEB/

ZIMSEC (minimum D7)

WAEC/WASSCE/SSSCE/NECO/NABTEB/

ZIMSEC (minimum C6)

(D7: Proficiency*)

WAEC/WASSCE/SSSCE/NECO/NABTEB/

ZIMSEC (minimum C5)

(C6: Proficiency**)

UCE (between 3-6) UCE (between 3-6)

UCE (1-2)

NSC (ieb)  (minimum  50% or 4 )

NSC (ieb) ( minimum 60% or 5 )

(50 % or 4 : Proficiency*)

NSC (ieb) (minimum 70% or 6 )

(60 % or 5 : Proficiency**)

ECZ (minimum 6)

ECZ (minimum 5) ECZ (minimum 5)
HIGCSE/NSSC   (minimum 3) HIGCSE/NSSC  (minimum 3)

HIGCSE/NSSC  (minimum 2)

KNEC (minimum C)

KNEC  (minimum C+)

(C: Proficiency*)

KNEC  (minimum B-)

(C+: Proficiency**)

NECTA (CSEE) (minimum C)

NECTA (CSEE) (minimum B)

(C: Proficiency*)

NECTA (CSEE) (minimum B+)

(B: Proficiency**)

SAT      (Writing 340 or Reading 400

              or 740 Total)

SAT      (Writing 350 or Reading 410

              or 760 Total)

(Writing 340 or Reading 400

   or 740 Total:  Proficiency*)

SAT     (Writing 360 or Reading 420

              or 780 Total)

(Writing 350 or Reading 410

  or 760 Total:  Proficiency*)

NEAEA (minimum C) NEAEA (minimum C) NEAEA (minimum B)

Students who have no documents regarding their language level are required to take the EMU FLEPS Placement Test. If successful, these students are required to sit the EMU FLEPS English Proficiency Test.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

1. *Students can enroll on ENGL191-192 courses if they decide to take the EMU FLEPS English Proficiency Test and score minimum 60%.

2. Two choices are given if a document certifying that a student has successfully completed the English Preparatory Program at another university or if a student is exempted from another English Preparatory Program (the validity of the document will be evaluated) is presented:

a) Take ENGL181-182 courses.

b) Take the EMU FLEPS English Proficiency Test and enroll on ENGL191-192 courses if the student receives a score of minimum 60%. ( If not, students will have to take ENGL 181 and 182 courses. Since ELT Department program does not entail ENGL 181 and 182 and ENGL 191 and 192 courses, this decision is not applicable to ELT students. They need to get minimum 60 % in order to be exempted from English Preparatory Programs).

3. The exemption for the following faculty and three departments is minimum 60% on the EMU FLEPS English Proficiency Test:

  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Translation and Interpretation
  • Department of English Language Teaching

4. **The exemption for the Faculty of Medicine is minimum 70% on the EMU FLEPS English Proficiency Test** (60-69% range need to take a separate Speaking Exam).