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English Language Institute at the University of Utah

1901 E. South Campus Dr., #2202, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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English Language Institute Graduation Requirements

Students who start at the Skill-Building Level (level 2 or 3) will need at least six sessions (more than one year) to complete the program. If you start ELI from level 4, it would take five sessions (one full year) to complete our program. If you fail ELI classes or take a break from studying, it will delay your graduation date. (See breakdown of courses here.)

Proficiency Scale for Students at the English Language Institute

Letter Grade Percentage (%) Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) Description
A 100-94 4.0 The student has successfully met all of the objectives to move up to the next level. The student will be able to meet the objectives of the next level with little difficulty.
A- 93-90 3.7 The student has met all of the objectives to move up to the next level or course. The student will be able to meet the objectives of the next level with some difficulty.
B+ 89-87 3.3
B 86-84 3.0
B- 83-80 2.7
C+ 79-77 2.3 The student has completed only the minimal number of objectives to move up to the next level. The student might have some difficulty in meeting the objectives of the next level.
C 76-74 2.0 The student did not meet enough of the objectives to move up to the next level. The student will have considerable difficulty in meeting the objectives of the next level.
C- 73-70 1.7
D+ 69-67 1.3
D 66-64 1.0
D- 63-60 0.7
E 59-0 0.0

Certificate of Graduation

If you successfully complete levels 7 and 8 courses, you will receive a Certificate of Graduation. See sample here:

sample graduation certificate

Level 7 Required Courses
You must earn a minimum of "C+" or 2.3 GPA for each course. You must complete four level 7 courses in order to take level 8 courses.

Core Courses

  • ELI 710 Advanced Grammar I
  • ELI 720 Advanced Writing I
  • ELI 740 Debate
  • ELI 750 College Success I

Level 8 Required Courses
You must earn a minimum of "C+" or 2.3 GPA for each course. You must complete four level 8 courses in order to graduate.

Core Courses

  • ELI 820 Advanced Writing II
  • ELI 860/870: Advanced Electives-see below
    • ELI 842 Advanced Oral Proficiency
    • ELI 845 Business English
    • ELI 865 Introduction to Social Sciences
    • ELI 872 American Perspectives
    • ELI 874 American Cinema
    • ELI 875 Earth Matter
    • ELI 877 The American West in Literature and Media
    • ELI 879 Language Insights

Certificate of Participation

If you complete less than four sessions and do not complete the Bridge Course (level 7 and 8), you will receive a Certificate of Participation. See sample here:

sample participation certificate

ELI reserves the right to change session dates, schedules, program requirements, all fees and charges without notice if necessary. Some courses are not necessarily offered each session or each year.