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Understanding Conditional Admission

The English Language Center Explained

The English Language Center (ELC) program is located on Miami University's regional campus in Middletown, Ohio. The ELC program provides students with a safe and optimal learning environment to increase their English proficiency skills. Students with the following test scores may be considered for Conditional Admission through the ELC program.

  • Duolingo < 90
  • ELS 109 Certificate
  • IELTS < 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT < 65

Students who enter the ELC program will be tested into one of three ELC language levels. Each level takes approximately one semester (4 months) to complete. Once a student has completed Level 3 in the ELC program with a B or higher, the student will then begin the ACE-G program on Miami University's main campus.

An Overview of American Culture and English for Graduate Students Program

The American Culture and English for Graduate Students (ACE-G) program, located on Miami University's main campus, facilitates the linguistic, cultural, and academic transition of international graduate students to Miami University. It provides high-quality English language instruction in a challenging and supportive intellectual environment, combined with the cultural and co-curricular opportunities to be successful at Miami University. Students with the following test scores may be considered for Conditional Admission through the ACE-G program.

  • TOEFL iBT: 65-79
  • IELTS: 5.5-6.0
  • Duolingo: 90 - 109

The ACE-G program consists of 3 English language courses focusing on advanced communication, advanced reading and writing, and presentation skills. Additionally, ACE-G students will work closely with their graduate study faculty mentor/advisor in an independent study course. Offered every Fall and Spring Semester, students who complete the program successfully with a B or higher may begin their graduate studies the following semester.

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