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English placement test

The test includes three aspects: Listening Comprehension, Language and Reading. The scale goes from 40 to 200 points.

A. About the required scores:

The curriculum (list of subjects and career requirements) has two language requirements for all majors:

  1. Take English subjects according to the career and the established level (See Step 5 leveling table)
  2. For graduation purposes, achieve an established score of the ELASH test (See Step 5 Resolution No. 01-26 / 2015)

New students:

Must take the ELASH test during the admissions process on the dates provided in the Admissions calendar.

  • Graduates of INTEC who pursue another undergraduate program, will have their corresponding level taken from the one acquired in their first test.
  • If you have taken an international tests, check section B.
B. About exemptions:

1. For students of any quarter, the equivalence of ELASH will be accepted. These are the international TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, Cambridge Exam and VEC tests, according to established tables and the submission of the original certificate with less than two years of expiration. The Coordinator of the ELASH test will approve the equivalences and report these accordingly to the Registry.


If you take the TOEFL iBT you are not given printed results but these can be seen in a web portal. In order for INTEC to carry out the exemption, the original printed document is required. Therefore, it is necessary to carry out the paperwork for the shipment of the corresponding documents from the USA to the DR.

If you have already taken the test, you will have to request an ETS service with an additional cost to send the printed results. If you are going to take the test, identify your p.o. box address in the USA to avoid having to pay additional cost.

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C. About the steps

  • Payment and Registration

    • Make the payment of US $ 35 (or the equivalent to the rate to date in pesos):
    • Register's schedule at the Ercilia Pepín Building Monday to Friday from 9:00AM to 1:00pm and from 2:00-4:00pm
    • Bursary's Main Box: Monday to Friday of 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.


    • Complete registration form for the test at Student Services. It is in the Ercilia Pepín Building, in its first floor to the far right. Available Monday to Friday from 9: 00 am to 1: 00 pm and from 2: 00 pm to 5: 00 pm
    • Deliver the copy of payment receipt to confirm your registration.
    • Verify that you are given a ticket with the classroom number, date, and time of the test.
  • Download your ELASH II Guide

    Download the ELASH II Study Guide

    • Read and practice the exercises in the guide.
    • It is not necessary to take the study guide on the day of the test.

    Resource of Interest:

    ELASH II Study Guide
  • Attend the test


    • Any identity document with your photo and name (ID, passport, college or university card, health insurance, driver's license), any of which must have a recent photo. If you do not bring your identity document, you will have to take the test to enter the next quarter. The payment made will be salvaged, but you have to send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register to take the test on the next available date.
    • Bring a coat, the cold could be a distractor.
    • Have breakfast or lunch properly. The cafeteria will not be available as you can not leave the building although there is a brief pause of 5 minutes in the middle of the examination.
    • Rest the day before. Clock or cell phone alarms that don't ring. Check on your map where the test building is.

    Do not bring:

    • Stationery such as pencils, erasers or pencil sharpeners, that will be provided in the classroom.
    • Dictionaries, calculators, ipod or any electronic device.
    • Mobile phone. If you were to bring it, it must remain off and stored throughout the evaluation process. If it vibrates or the alarm clock makes a sound, your test will be canceled.
  • Result

    For leveling purposes

    Upon receiving your results digitally, you will be sent an email confirming the assigned level (see table 2) and if you meet the minimum requirements for graduation (see table 3). If you do not receive this email, please write to us This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    2 table. ELASH subtest results and English subject levels *

    Subject level Range of results Listening Range of results Language Range of results Reading
    Basic I 40-80 40-89 40-89
    Basic II 81-93 90-106 90-106
    Intermediate I 94-106 107-125 107-125
    Intermediate II 107-140 126-140 126-140
    Advanced I 141-159 141-159 141-159
    Advanced II 160-200 160-200 160-200
    Updated: 2 February 2015, Maria Guevara and Ruth Espinola

    * To be placed on a level, you must meet the ranks in the three subtests, otherwise you will be placed on a previous level.

    ** If you start the English subjects of your curriculum in Basic level I or II, it will not be enough to take these subjects to reach the scores of Intermediate. It is important that before taking the test you prepare yourself with additional English courses.

    For graduation purposes

    Remember that it is your responsibility to check if you meet the required scores for graduation purposes. If your email is updated, after three weeks of taking the test, the information will arrive confirming whether or not you meet the minimum required for graduation.


    Resolution No. 01-26 / 2015 published the 15 of July of 2015 indicates that:

    The Academic Council, in response to the request submitted by the Academic Vice-Chancellor, resolves to approve the modification introduced to the application process of the ELASH test, so that as of May 2015, for graduation purposes all students must meet a minimum of 120 points in the total result.

    Those students who entered before February 2013, who have taken the test until February 2015, the 100 points score will apply for them. Those who have not passed the test with 100 points, are required the 120 points that will apply for the October 2015 graduation and beyond.

    If you do not achieve the required scores, we recommend that you take courses from the first time you fail, in the Student Development Department.

    Students with three or more faults please write mail to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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