Non-Native English Speakers Applying from Outside the U.S.
If you apply from outside of the United States, you are required to take the TOEFL
or IELTS exam to be admitted. Students with at least an iBT TOEFL score of 20 or
IELTS of 3.0 will be admitted to the English as a Second Language program and given
an I-20 for English language training. Students with an iBT TOEFL score of 79 (24
in writing) or 6.5 on IELTS will receive an I-20 for an associate degree program.
If you're given an ESL I-20, you will also take the MTELP (Michigan Test of English
Proficiency) placement test upon arrival in Michigan. If your MTELP score shows that
you do not require English as a Second Language (ESL), your I-20 will be changed to
an associate degree program. If your MTELP score shows that you do need (ESL), the
score will also show the skill level you should begin.
If you're given an associate degree I-20, you will be able to skip MTELP and register
for classes in your program.
Native English Speakers Applying from Outside the U.S.
You do not need to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission, but you will need to
take MTELP upon arrival in Michigan. Your score will determine if you are ready for
English Composition I or need some developmental English classes.
Non-Native English Speakers and Native English Speakers Applying from Inside the U.S.
You do not need to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores, although if you had above 79 (iBT
with 24 in writing) or 6.5 on IELTS, you should see an academic Counselor to waive
taking the MTELP placement test. Some students who've already earned degrees in the
U.S. or have taken the equivalent of ENG 1510, may also be able to waive MTELP. All
others need to take MTELP and the score will determine whether you are in ESL or an
associate degree program. Your transfer I-20 will indicate English language training
or an associate degree program.
When you have successfully completed ESL, you will be automatically admitted to an
associate degree program, unless it is a program with a competitive admissions process.
You may be asked for additional updated financial documents, but you will then receive
an I-20 showing your associate degree program.