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Advisor's Guide to PLaCE

This guide to PLaCE includes everything from background information on PLaCE to how students are evaluated to details on Short Courses and more. Use the side navigation bar to browse, or download the PDF brochure 

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Quick Start Student English Class Placement Chart

Class Placement Protocol for International Students

SCLA 11000 1st semester

SCLA 11100 2nd semester

ENGL 108 or SCLA 101

TOEFL iBT total ≤100

TOEFL iBT total > 100

IELTS overall ≤ 7.5

IELTS overall > 7.5

Duolingo (DET) ≤130

Duolingo (DET) 135-160


“No TOEFL, IELTS, or DET Score” placement is in SCLA 11000. Exemptions will be decided in consultation with PLaCE testing staff and involves review of test scores, including the ACE-In test administered online during the summer and other compelling evidence of proficiency.