• FENM (Freshman English for Non-English Majors) & SENM (Sophomore English for Non-English Majors) Waiving

■ Qualification:
For freshmen and transfer students only.
Students can waive FENM (Freshman English for Non-English Majors) & SENM (Sophomore English for Non-English Majors) only during their freshman year at Tunghai. Application may be made only once.

■ Application Date:
Around in September and February each year. The exact date will be announced seperately.

■ Exam Taken Date:
Only accept exams taken two years before your enrollment.

■ Steps of the on-line application:

  1. Fill out the on-line application form (to be announced seperately).
  2. There is no need to provide the original hard copy of the transcript, diploma, or certificate to the ELC for verification. Students are legally responsible for providing accurate and complete information.
  3. The official waiving result will be announced on the application website.

■ Waiver Requirement (Choose one of the following two options)
Type I. Paper Review (Applicants must satisfy one of the following requirements and provide the transcript or certificate):

  1. GEPT High-Intermediate Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing Test or above
  2. TOEFL iBT test score 80 or above
  3. TOEFL ITP overall score of 550 or above
  4. TOEIC Listening and Reading Test overall score of 780 or above
  5. IELTS band score Band 6 or above
  6. FLPT English score 240 or above
  7. Cambridge Main Suite FCE or above
  8. BULATS score ALTE Level 3 or above
  9. Linguaskill Business/General overall score of 165 or above
  10. Anglia Ascentis Advanced or above
  11. Other equivalent certificates varified by the ELC

Type II. Students who meet one of the following requirements and score in the top 10% on FENM Placement Exam are eligible to apply.

  1. Scored 80 or above on the English Subject from Department Required Tests for University Entrance
  2. Ranked Level 14 or above on the English Subject from General Scholastic Ability Tests for University Application
  3. With a high-school diploma from an accredited English-taught high school domestic or abroad


■ Notes:



  1. ALL applicants must take FENM Placement Exam.
  2. After students have received approval to waive Freshman and Sophomore English, they will receive 10 credits in total for the Freshman and Sophomore English courses without taking those courses. However, the courses will be shown as “T” (transfer credit) instead of a grade and will not be included in the GPA.
  3. Students who can waive Freshman English and Sophomore English must first pay the full amount of the tuition and miscellaneous fees, including the "Language Tuition Fee”, and enter their postal savings or bank account number in the Student Information System. The school will process the refund of the "Language Tuition Fee" the second semester after confirming the payment of the first and second semester registration fees.

■ Policy history and result:






Academic Year Policy Result
1st Semester: (announced on the application website)
2nd Semester: (TBA)
1st Semester: (announced on the application website)
2nd Semester: (announced on the application website)
1st Semester: Result
2nd Semester: Result
109 1st Semester: Result
2nd Semester: Result
1st Semester: Result
2nd Semester: (none)
107 2018-2019 Waiving Policy Result