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Placement and Arrival


Students are placed at the appropriate level of ASU’s English Language Learners’ Institute by doing ONE of these things:

If you take a placement exam after you arrive, or wish to retest once you get to ASU, the English Language Learners’ Institute will administer those tests. Your highest test score will be used to determine your level and coursework.

Based on the standardized test you complete, we use this scale to place you at the appropriate level:

Placement Test Levels
  Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
PBT 433-462 463-496 497-547
TOEFL iBT 40-49 50-59 60-68
TOEFL ITP 400-449 450-499 500 or Higher
IELTS 4-4.5 4.5-5 5.5
TOEIC* 500-599 600-699 700 or Higher
Duolingo 60-74 75-84 85-95


New students are required to attend ELLI and immigration orientations. Arrival times are published in advance of new terms.

Students who are late for orientation and testing (if necessary) will be fined $100 as this creates additional processing time.

Confused About Your Placement?

Contact the English Language Learners’ Institute for personalized assistance.

English Language Learners’ Institute
ASU Station #11035, San Angelo, TX 76909