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Admission to the Program

English is the medium of instruction at the American University of Kuwait; therefore, competence in the language is a prerequisite for success in academic pursuits. Applicants whose TOEFL score is below 70 on the internet based test and who otherwise qualify for admission to AUK are eligible for admission into the Intensive English Program. Once admitted to the IEP Program, students take the ACCUPLACER English as a Second Language Placement Test. This is a diagnostic test that enables the Intensive English faculty to assess students’ language ability and place them at the most appropriate level. Benchmarks are subject to change.

UG Essay
(8 pt)
UG Reading Comp
(120 pt)
(6 pt)
Language (120pt)
ESL Reading Skills
(120 pt)
ESL Sentence
(120 pt)
ESL Listening
(120 pt)
IEP Level 1     2-3 62-77 62-77 62-77 62-77
IEP Level 2     3-4 78-93 78-93 78-93 78-93
IEP Level 3     4-5 94-109 94-109 94-109 94-109
Referred to UG     5-6 110-120 110-120 110-120 110-120
ENGL 100   51-79 4-5        
ENGL 101 6-8 80-120          


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