At the end of each term, students may take the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) test offered by the ELP. The MELAB is an advanced-level battery of English language proficiency and tests adult nonnative speakers of English who will need to use English for academic purposes at the college and university level. The MELAB consists of four sections: writing, listening, grammar/cloze/vocabulary/reading (GCVR), and an optional speaking test. The English Language Program does not administer the optional speaking test.
If the student obtains a score that meets the university’s language proficiency requirement, they matriculate the following term. If the student does not meet the university language proficiency requirement, but has maintained at least a 2.0 GPA in their coursework, he/she advances to the next level (between levels 1-6). The student continues in the language program until the university’s language proficiency requirement has been met by meeting the university's language proficiency requirement on the MELAB or other language proficiency exam accepted by the University of Michigan-Flint.