Exit Criteria

  1. All full-time students in the IEP must take the official TOEFL iBT or IELTS test in order to obtain a certificate of completion and graduate. Undergraduate students must achieve a 60 on the TOEFL iBT or a 5.5 on the IELTS in order to exit the intensive English language program. Graduate students can exit the IEP when they achieve a 6.0 on the IELTS or a 79 on the iBT.

  2. Undergraduate students must complete Level 5 with a combined GPA and level test score of 75% to graduate. Graduate students must complete Level 6 with a combined GPA and level test score of 75% to graduate.

  3. Students must receive final approval from the director stating that these requirements have been successfully met.

Please note: If a student’s official IELTS/TOEFL score cannot be verified, the program director cannot issue a certificate of completion to the student or allow him/her to walk in the graduation ceremony.


All eligible level five students will participate in the IEP Graduation ceremony. However, official completion certificates will be available to students only after TOEFL iBT or IELTS scores have been received. Students must bring their official score reports to the Assistant Director’s office to receive their official graduation certificate. Students will not be admitted to Wilkes University without this Certificate.