ELI students are evaluated on a continuous basis through in-class activities, graded assignments, quizzes and tests. Students will also be given a placement level test as they begin studies and then at the end of each course level. Students will receive a mid-term grade and a final grade report at the end of each term. For official transcripts, students must contact the Office of the Registrar for processing.
All students enrolled in ELI courses will be given a grade for each class taken. ELI follows the Millersville University grading scale. The grades you can earn are:
|A 93-100%||B 83-86%||C 73-76%||D 63-66%|
|A- 90-92%||B- 80-82%||C- 70-72%||D- 60-62%|
|B+ 87-89%||C+ 77-79%||D+ 66-69%||F 0-60%|
In order to pass a course, ELI students must earn a B- (80%) or higher. If a student fails to make adequate progress in the program, they will be placed on academic probation. Probation can lead to dismissal from the program, which will result in your I-20 being terminated in SEVIS, affecting legal immigration status.
Students who believe there is an error on their mid-term or final grade report may submit a Grade Appeal Form to the English Language Institute. This appeal will be reviewed by the appropriate ELI administrators in consultation with the instructor.
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
Academic integrity rules vary from country to country, so it important for ELI students to understand the academic integrity expectations of Millersville University and the U.S. In some cultural contexts, it is considered honoring a person to use his or her words without giving credit. However, in the U.S. this practice is considered very bad and is called plagiarism. Plagiarism is taking credit for an idea or statement that did not originate in your mind. Students who present someone else’s work, words or ideas, whether it be another student’s or from a publication, as if their own creation, have committed plagiarism. ELI students caught plagiarizing will receive a zero on the related assignment, which affects the overall grade for the course. A repeat offense will result in disciplinary action, including possible failure of the course, as determined in by the ELI administration and your instructor.