• SENM (Sophomore English for Non-English Majors) Waiving

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

Application Date:
Around in June 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 (Applicants must satisfy one of the following requirements and provide the transcript or certificate):

  1. GEPT Intermediate Listening and Reading Test or above
  2. TOEFL iBT test score 52 or above
  3. TOEFL ITP test score 480 or above
  4. TOEIC Listening and Reading Test overall score of 550 or above
  5. IELTS band score Band 5 or above
  6. FLPT English score 195 or above
  7. Cambridge Main Suite PET or above
  8. BULATS score ALTE Level 2 or above
  9. Linguaskill Business/General score 140 or above
  10. Anglia Ascentis Pre-Intermediate or above
  11. BESTEP Listening and Reading Test each score of 70 or above, and Speaking Test score of 230 or above, and Writing Test score of 230 or above
  12. Other equivalent certificates varified by the ELC


  1. After students have received approval to waive Sophomore English, they will receive 4 credits in total for the 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.

Policy History and Result:

Academic Year Policy Result
113 113 SENM Waiving Policy (2024.01.16) 113 SENM Waiving Result (announced on the application website)
112 112 SENM Waiving Policy (2022.12.16) 112 SENM Waiving Result
(announced on the application website)
111 111 SENM Waiving Policy (2021.12.21) 111 SENM Waiving Result
110 110 SENM Waiving Policy (2021.01.12) 110 SENM Waiving Result
109 109 SENM Waiving Policy (2020.02.06) 109 SENM Waiving Result (2020.07.01)
108 108 SENM Waiving Policy (2019.01.24) 108 SENM Waiving Result
107 107 SENM Waiving Policy (2018.01.04) 107 SENM Waiving Result
106 106 SENM Waiving Policy (2017.02.24) 106 SENM Waiving Result