Information for AEM placement and progress through levels
- Official test scores (iBT TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) submitted directly to USF Admissions by the testing service company, will determine tentative placement in the AEM Program.
- During Orientation Week, students will take the English Placement Test (EPT) to determine final placement in AEM
classes in order to best support individual academic needs at USF.
- Courses in AEM are structured within a four level sequence:Introductory, Intermediate, Low Advanced, and High
Advanced. After placement in the correct level, students move sequentially through
the levels with a “C” grade or higher. (Standardized test scores cannot be used to
progress through or exit ESL).
upon the original EPT score and subsequent grades, students will take 4 to 16
units of AEM per semester. Especially strong students may follow a
procedure to skip levels.