Meredith Jones Gray, Chair
Bruce A. Closser
Vanessa I. Corredera
D. Ivan Davis
Gary R. Gray
Asta Sakala LaBianca
Beverly J. Matiko
Scott E. Moncrieff
L. Monique Pittman
Dianne L. Staples
Administrators with appointment in the Dept of English
Andrea T. Luxton
Alayne D. Thorpe
Delmer I. Davis
F. Estella Greig
Merlene A. Ogden
Kendra Manuel Smith
Jill Walker Gonzalez
The Andrews University Department of English constitutes a vital component of this distinctive Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher learning. It draws together a diverse community of learners committed to seeking knowledge, affirming faith, and changing the world. Within the framework of Christian faith and purpose, it develops graduates who are competent, creative and critical readers, writers and thinkers, capable of a variety of careers and scholarly pursuits.
English Proficiency Requirements
Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English-language proficiency before they are accepted into any program in the Department of English. To qualify for admission, students must obtain at least a minimum composite score on one of the following exams, with component score(s) at or above those indicated:
- Paper-based TOEFL (ITP) composite score of 600 with no component score lower than 55. An additional written essay exam is required with a minimum score of 80, and an additional speaking evaluation with a score of not less than 3.
- Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) composite score of 100, with Reading and Listening component scores of at least 15, Writing component score of at least 17, and Speaking component score of at least 18.
- MELAB composite score of 84 with no component score lower than 80.
- IELTS composite score of 7, with Reading, Listening, and Speaking component scores of at least 6, and a Writing component score of at least 5.
The exam must be taken within two years prior to enrollment. Students who score below these levels may complete lanugage requirements by enrolling in Intensive English Program courses (ENSL) on campus. Students with a score on the TOEFL ITP of 575-599 (or the equivalent on any of the four other exams) may be eligible for the Language Bridge Program which allows students to take a limited number of degree program courses while completing language proficiency requirements in Intensive English Program courses. Students in the Language Bridge Program must demonstrate language proficiency within two semesters in order to continue in the degree program. Exceptions to these requirements may be granted by the Department of English on an individual basis.
English as a Second Language
Housed in the Department of English, the Center for Intensive English Programs (CIEP) offers programs to assist students in improving their English language proficiency. Students may enroll in the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program, which offers courses in grammar, reading, writing, critical thinking, and oral/aural practice. Students who complete all Level 4 classes in this program with a grade of B or better, who pass a required speaking test, and who pass the required exit exam, will be granted a certificate of completion. The certificate indicates that the student has completed the CIEP EAP program and has completed the university’s language requirements.
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