Exemption Policies
Exemption Policies

Exemption Policies

If you have the following IELTS or TOEFL English test scores, you can apply for exemption. Exemption means that you do not have to study English at the ELI.

Important Notes

  • The test score report must be valid (no more than two years old).
  • You can apply for exemption throughout the academic year before the final teaching week of any module or semester.
  • If you have English program grades from before you applied for exemption, they will remain on your KAU student academic record.
  • If your application is accepted, your English language course will be updated to ‘TR’ on ODUS and will not be part of your grade point average used to place you in prospective KAU colleges.

How to Apply for Exemption

  1. Go to the Electronic Requests System (ERS) website, make a new request and attach a copy of your official IELTS or TOEFL score report and your university ID card.
  2. Your documents will be reviewed by the Educational Affairs Office.
  3. If your documents pass the initial checks, the Educational Affairs Office will send you an interview time on ERS. If your documents fail the initial check, you will be notified on ERS.
  4. Attend an interview according to the date specified on ERS. Bring your original and valid IELTS or TOEFL certificate and your university ID card.
  5. Check if your exemption application has been accepted or rejected on ERS.
  6. If your application has been accepted, check your academic record on the ODUS Plus system to ensure that the status of the English language courses has been updated to ‘TR’. Make a request on ERS if it has not been updated two weeks after your application has been accepted.
ELI Track IELTS Overall Minimum Score IELTS Band Minimum Scores TOEFL Overall Minimum Score TOEFL Band Minimum Scores
General Track (ELIA) 5 IELTS General Training 4.5 45 Reading 7, Listening 6, Speaking 14, Writing 14
Academic (ELIS) 5.5 IELTS Academic 5 59 Reading 8, Listening 7, Speaking 15, Writing 17
Geosciences (ELIG) 4.5 IELTS Academic 4 34 Reading 5, Listening 5, Speaking 11, Writing 11
English Studies (ELIE) 5 IELTS Academic 5 45 Reading 7, Listening 6, Speaking 15, Writing 17
Health Sciences (ELIH) No Exemption No Exemption No Exemption No Exemption
Communication (ELIC) 4.5 IELTS Academic 4 34 Reading 5, Listening 5, Speaking 11, Writing 11

Last Update
10/20/2022 12:23:28 PM