APP Testing Policy

English Language Placement Exam/Testing Policy

AUIS and APP admits students of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. Each student’s level of English proficiency is tested (using the TOEFL exam) prior to the start of his or her time on campus. The AUIS admissions policies ensure that all students get the instruction that they need in order to thrive in an American-style education system. The TOEFL ITP exam (or equivalent English test) is used in order to determine which level (Foundations, APP Level 1, 2, 3 or the undergraduate program) a student is qualified to enter. By using the TOEFL to determine the English-competency levels of all of our applicants, we have created an objective and fair method of determining the proper placement of each student, either within APP or in the AUIS undergraduate program.


AUIS Prospects (New Students)

AUIS shall use the TOEFL ITP L2 as its primary English placement exam for admission and APP level placement. TOEFL iBT is used for students testing into Undergraduate (UG) Program. TOEFL ITP results for new students are final and determine placement into APP levels.


APP Enrolled Students: Currently enrolled, Withdrawn or LOA:

Once enrolled, if students want to change their APP level, they are allowed to participate in an official TOEFL iBT, IELTS or ITEP during a scheduled date with the AUIS testing center. 

  • A higher score on the exam can advance their level in APP
  • A lower score on the exam will not affect their APP level
  • Any type of academic dishonesty (using a cell phone, looking at your neighbors answers, talking during the exam) will result in an Integrity Strike in the UG program.

To test directly into the UG program from APP, students must pass the TOEFL iBT or IELTS . These are more comprehensive exams that test all academic skills. This will increase the rigor and security of direct testing to the UG program.