UB English Course Placement for Undergraduate Non-Native Speakers of English

The UB English course placement guidelines should be used to register non-native English speaking students for the most appropriate English course. The largest number of nonnative speakers of English at UB are those students most commonly referred to as “international students.” For the purpose of these English course placement guidelines, “international student” will be defined as any student studying at UB on an F-1, J-1 or other non-immigrant visa.

It is not always immediately clear how to place certain international students who have unique educational backgrounds, multiple English proficiency exam scores, or exam scores other than TOEFL or IELTS scores. In these cases, please consult with the English Language Institute for further placement guidance.