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ELP Curriculum and Proficiency


We offer five levels of skills-based, intensive English classes which are designed to prepare students to be successful in undergraduate studies at SVSU. 

Levels 1 and 2 are pre-academic foundation courses and are not offered every semester. In Levels 1 and 2, students must take all of the courses in a level and must pass the reading course and at least one other course to move to the next level. At the end of Level 2, eligible students may take ELP placement tests for placement in Levels 3, 4 and 5. 

ELP Levels 3, 4 and 5 focus on academic preparations and language skill development. Students must pass a skills course to progress to the skill at the next level. Students who successfully complete Level 5 meet the English language proficiency requirements for undergraduate admission.

ELP Curriculum and Goals Chart (23KB)



We offer one English for Academic Purposes course. Analytical Writing, EAP 078, is designed to address the individual needs of non-native writers and fulfills the requirements of ENGL 080. 

EAP Curriculum & Goals Chart (315KB) (PDF)



ELPG courses are designed for international students who almost meet the minimum language proficiency requirements for their graduate program. ELPG students enroll in full-time intensive English courses for two semesters. Successful completion of all ELPG courses fulfills the language requirements for participating graduate programs.

*Note, ELPG courses are not accredited by CEA.

ELPG Curriculum & Goals Chart (330KB) (PDF)

Grading Scale


PercentLetter Grade
95-100% A
90-94% A-
87-89% B+
83-86% B
80-82% B-
75-79% C+


Not Passing

PercentLetter Grade
70-74% C
60-69% D
0-59% F

Contact Us

230 Wickes Hall
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


International Admissions/Application
230 Wickes Hall

Office of International & Advanced Studies
230 Wickes Hall