New Student Testing

Intensive English Program (IEP) and Foundations Program Placement

Students are placed in IEP or Foundation classes in one of two ways.

  1. Students give an official TOEFL, IELTS, or iTEP Academic score report to SUU. Only official score reports are accepted.
  2. Students take an English placement test when they arrive at SUU. The test is free for new students who do not have an official TOEFL, IELTS, or iTEP Academic score report.

The table below lists the test scores for the Foundation program levels.

Level TOEFL iBT IELTS iTEP academic
Foundation 1 <20 <2.0 <1.5
Foundation 2 20-31 2.0 & 2.5 1.5-2.4

The table below lists the test scores for the IEP levels.

Level TOEFL iBT IELTS iTEP academic
IEP 1 32-38 3.0 2.5-2.8
IEP 2 39-45 3.5 2.9-3.1
IEP 3 46-53 4.0 3.2-3.4
IEP 4 53-59 4.5 3.5-3.7
IEP 5 60-67 5.0 3.8-3.9
IEP 6 68-70 5.5 4.0-4.1