Admission and Placement
ENG 113, ENG 113 E and F, and ENG 114 students must apply through UNLV Admissions. Students are placed in ENG 113, ENG 113 E and F based on their official English language proficiency test score.
English Composition Placement for Non-native Speakers of English at the English Language Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Students place into classes based on standardized English language test scores or a placement test.
If you do not have a test score, the English Language Center (ELC) offers an online placement test.
To receive the link and instructions on how to pay for and take the ELC: ENG 113E or ENG 113 Placement test, please call 702-895-3925 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Placement test is $25.
To place into ENG 113E/F, equivalent to ENG 101 E/F, a student needs to score any of the following:
- 17 and below ACT ENGL
- 200 - 470 SAT Evidence-BasedReading &Writing (ERWS)
- Overall 46 and 18 Writing TOEFL iBT
- Overall 70 and 35 Writing MTELP**
- Overall 5.5 and 5.5 Writing IELTS
- Overall 40 Pearson English Language Test (Academic)
To place into ENG 113, equivalent to ENG 101, a student needs to score any of the following:
- 18 - 29 ACT ENGL
- 480 - 650 SAT Evidence-Based Reading &Writing (ERWS)
- Overall 61 and 20 Writing TOEFL iBT
- Overal 76 and 40 Writing MTELP**
- Overall 6.0 and 6 Writing IELTS
- 90 Duolingo English Test (Fall 2021 only)
- B in Level 6 Academic Writing in the Intensive English Program
- Overall 44 Pearson English Language Test (Academic)
To place into ENG 114, an equivalent to ENG 102, a student needs to score any of the following:
- 30 - 36 ACT ENGL
- 660 - 800 SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing (ERWS)
- 3-5 AP Composition Exams*
- Overall 80 and 21 Writing TOEFL iBT
- Overall 81 and 40 Writing MTELP**
- Overall 6.5 and 6 Writing IELTS
- Overall 58 Pearson English Language Test Academic
*Advanced Placement is a program offered by the CollegeBoard that enables students to earn college-level credits and/or advanced placement whiledoing high school coursework. The final score is on a five-point scale. Students should take the English Language & Composition topic.**
Transfer of credits is determined by UNLV’s Office of Admissions. Credits from regionallyaccredited institutions will be transferred. After admission, academic advisors can submit a course evaluation request through TES. Credits from non-US postsecondary institutions recognized by a country’s Ministry of Education as a degree-granting institution will be considered for credit transfer. After admission, academic advisors can send a course evaluation request to the ELC Director at email@example.com
ENG 113E/F Composition I for International Students Extended (6cr.) is a two-partsequence completed in one semester.
ENG 113E focuses on instruction in narrative, descriptive, expository writing for Non Native Speakers (NNS) students better served with a two-semester format for mastering academic writing.
ENG 113F focuses on the thesis driven essay. Following successful completion of ENG 113F, students may register for ENG 114.
ENG 113 Composition I for International Students (3cr.) is designed for non-native speakersof English to develop fluency and confidence in writing by extensive practice in the narrative, descriptive, and expository modes of discourse.
ENG 114 Composition II for International Students (3cr.) is a continuation of ENG 113 and ENG 113E/F with emphasis on critical thinking and practice in persuasive discourse.
General Education Requirements: ENG 113/ENG 113E&F and ENG 114 fulfill the UNLV requirement for 6 credits of English Composition.
For more information, contact the English Language Center in person on the fifth floor of Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) room 543, by phone at 702-895-3925 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.