Newly Admitted Students
Student Orientation Program
Before the semester begins, a
special orientation program is held for all new international students. You are
required to attend the International Student Orientation Program. The program
takes place the week before classes begin.
2012-2013 International Student Orientation
June 4 through June 8
Fall 2012 Semester:
Aug. 13 through Aug. 17
Spring 2013 Semester: January
7 through January 11
the B-Building, Room B109, by 8:45 a.m. Monday, June 6 or Monday, Aug. 15
English Testing and
Moraine Valley does not
require a TOEFL exam for admissions. All students are required to be
examined and assessed in English. Placement tests will determine your class schedule and
your ability to enroll in regular academic classes. English testing is
conducted on Monday, the first day of Orientation.
Our five-hour test is utilized to
evaluate your grammar, writing, listening, reading, and speaking skills, and to
help determine your placement in appropriate levels of the Intensive English
Students whose test results show
university-level competency will be allowed to register in regular academic
classes and may enroll in Communications 101, our required university-level
English course required for all degree programs.
Students are able to submit an
official TOEFL score of at least 213 (computer) or 79-80 (internet-based), OR who have successfully completed
university-level English from a fully accredited college or university, will be
allowed to waive the English testing requirement.
Intensive English Language
If your test results show that
your English skills are not university-level, you will be placed in the
Intensive English Language Program (IELP). The IELP has three levels of full
time academic English coursework: beginning, intermediate and advanced. Four
courses: writing, reading, speaking and grammar, are offered at each level of
the IELP. Level One Beginning is 13 credit hours. Level Two Intermediate
is 12 credit hours. Level Three Advanced offers 12 credit hours in English.
Depending on the results of the tests, students may be in more than one level at
the same time. Students who show proficiency in the advanced level may be
allowed to begin taking additional regular academic courses while studying
Advising and Registration
After testing is completed, during the
second and third day of the International Student Orientation Program,
students will meet individually with the International Student Advisor to
discuss the results of their tests, and their academic plans.
Registration will be completed after this meeting, and test results and class
selection are completed.
Orientation will provide you with
information about Moraine Valley's educational programs and a comprehensive tour
of the campus. You also will receive your student photo identification card so
you may begin using the Library and the computer lab on campus.
Orientation also provides
important cultural and community information. We will provide an overview of the
local community and general information for your daily life, such as housing,
transportation, shopping, employment, health care, entertainment, recreation,
and other local resources you will need to know. College tuition,
your finances and banking, medical insurance, and other policies and procedures
for international students will be discussed.
The International Student
Orientation Program is required. Failure to attend the International
Student Orientation Program may result in your being denied admission for this