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  • Wayne State University

    English

    Language

    Institute

    STUDENT

    HANDBOOK

    2009-2010

  • TO THE STUDENT

    Welcome to the ELI! We are pleased to have you in our

    program, and we hope that the time you spend with us will be

    both pleasant and productive. The ELI program offers many

    opportunities for intellectual, cultural and personal enrichment,

    and we would like your stay at the ELI to be not only a time for

    gaining proficiency in English and improving your study skills,

    but also a time for learning about and participating in life in the

    U.S., both on- and off-campus. This handbook has been created

    to help you get started. Good reading and good luck!

    .

  • THE ELI STUDENT HANDBOOK

    CONTENTS

    THE ELI p. 1-12

    THE INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM 1

    ACADEMIC CALENDAR 1

    VACATIONS 1

    SERVICES 2

    THE ELI OFFICE STAFF 2

    THE ELI ADVISOR 2

    ORIENTATION 2

    REGISTRATION 2

    PLACEMENT, PROMOTION, AND

    COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM 3

    PLACEMENT 3

    PROMOTION 3

    GRADE POINT AVERAGE

    WRITING TEST

    INSTITUTIONAL TOEFL

    COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM 4

    SATISFYING UNIVERSITY ENGLISH

    PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS 5

  • THE DUAL PROGRAM 5

    CULTURAL, EDUCATIONAL AND

    RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES 6-7

    ELI ACTIVITIES 6

    THE ELI CONVERSATION-PARTNER PROGRAM 6

    INTERNATIONAL COFFEE HOUR 6

    RECREATION 7

    ELI POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 8-9

    LATE ARRIVALS 8

    ATTENDANCE 8

    PROBATION 8

    DROPPING CLASSES 9

    STUDENT CONDUCT 9

    PAYING FOR YOUR STUDIES 10-12

    TUITION RATES 10

    PAYMENT OF TUITION 10

    TUITION REFUND 10

    OTHER FEES 11

    FINANCIAL AID 11

    HEALTH/ACCIDENT INSURANCE 11

    CASHIER 12

    WSU OneCard 12

  • AFTER THE ELI: COLLEGE AND 13-15

    UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS

    ADMISSION TO WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY 13-14

    ADMISSION TO OTHER COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES 14-15

    CHOOSING AND APPLYING TO A SCHOOL 14

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS 14-15

    TRANSFER PROCEDURES (FOR F-1 VISA HOLDERS) 15

    RESOURCES ON CAMPUS 16-22

    THE OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

    AND SCHOLARS (OISS) 16

    ADVISING/COUNSELING 16-17 ACADEMIC ADVISING 16

    PERSONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING 16-17

    LIBRARIES 17

    BOOKSTORES 18

    STUDENT CENTER 19

    ATHLETIC COMPLEXES 19

    UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES 19-20

  • PUBLIC SAFETY 20

    OMBUDSPERSON 20

    LEGAL AID 20

    JOB PLACEMENT 20

    ETHNIC ASSOCIATIONS AND LANGUAGE CLUBS 21

    CHILDCARE SERVICES 21

    PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER

    INFORMATION SOURCES 21-22

    DAILY LIVING 23-31

    ADJUSTING TO A NEW CULTURE 23-24

    WEATHER AND CLOTHING 24

    HOUSING 25

    ON-CAMPUS HOUSING 25

    OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING 25

    TRANSPORTATION 25-26

    PARKING 26

    SAFETY 27

    SHOPPING 28

    BANKING 28

    SOCIAL SECURITY CARD 28

  • AMERICAN AND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 29-31

    IMMIGRATION 32-35

    MAINTAINING STATUS 32

    DEPARTURE AND EXTENSION OF STAY 32-33

    TRAVEL ABROAD AND REENTRY TO THE U.S. 33

    VISITING CANADA 33-34

    CHANGE OF VISA STATUS 34

    VISA EXPIRATION 35

    WORK 35

    APPENDIX A 36

    CALCULATING YOUR GPA

    APPENDIX B 37

    RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS 37

    APPENDIX C 38

    WSU ACCESS ID 38

    IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS 39

    INDEX 40-43

  • 1

    THE ELI

    THE INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM

    The ELI Intensive Program seeks to equip students for both daily life and academic work in the

    U.S. through the teaching of communicative and academic skills and through orientation to

    American culture. Classes at four levels of proficiency, from beginning to advanced, offer an

    integrated curriculum of listening, speaking and pronunciation, reading, writing, and grammar.

    Advanced classes emphasize academic skills, including research paper writing, analytical and

    extensive reading, lecture-listening and note-taking, test-taking, library skills, and word

    processing. The ELI Dual Program (see below) allows advanced students to take a credit-

    bearing academic course while completing their work at the ELI.

    In order to provide a well-rounded learning experience, the program also seeks to actively

    involve its students in the life of the ELI, the University and the community. An integral part of

    the ELI Intensive Program, curricular and extracurricular activities provide a variety of

    educational, recreational and social experiences to help integrate the student into the University

    environment and to provide opportunities for intercultural exchange.

    ACADEMIC CALENDAR

    The ELI follows the University calendar, with two fifteen-week semesters beginning in August

    and January, and one thirteen-week semester beginning in May. During the summer term, ELI

    class hours are lengthened so that the total number of hours per semester remains constant year

    round. There is a one-week break between the fall and winter terms, a one-week spring break

    in the middle of the winter term, and a three-week break between the summer and fall terms.

    Students will receive a copy of the ELI calendar at registration. To check the University

    calendar, go to www.wayne.edu, scroll down to Quick Links, and click on University

    Calendar.

    VACATIONS

    Students on F-1 visas may take the s

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