Credit English For Academic Purposes (CEAP)

NOTE: Fall 2021 will be the last semester the CEAP program is offered.  Conditionally-admitted undergraduate students who begin their language studies in the spring of 2022 will be allowed to complete their English requirements for full admission through the Intensive English Program.

The Credit English for Academic Purposes Program (CEAP) is for advanced, conditionally admitted UNL students who are transitioning from full-time intensive English study to full-time academic study. Students admitted to the program have either successfully completed the Intensive English Program (IEP) or have tested directly into the CEAP program with a qualifying TOEFL or IELTS score when they applied to be an undergraduate student.

Students in the CEAP program are placed into tracks that guide them towards their intended areas of study at UNL. The tracks include a seminar, two core language courses (speaking/listening and academic writing), as well as a content-based reading course related to student’s intended area of study (business, science and engineering, or social sciences). A general reading-for-academic-purposes class is substituted for students whose intended majors fall outside these disciplines or for those who are otherwise undecided. Students also choose one mainstream academic course with the help of the success navigator. This course usually meets one of the student’s major or general education (ACE) requirements. All classes in the program are credit-bearing. The number of credits that count towards a student’s degree will vary depending on the college.

Students who would like to be admitted to the CEAP program should first apply for undergraduate admission to Nebraska. Those who meet all the requirements for full admission other than language proficiency will be directly admitted to Credit EAP if they have TOEFL scores of at least 61 iBT (writing subscore of at least 17) or IELTS scores of at least 5.0 (writing score of at least 4.5). Students not meeting these language requirements for Credit EAP will be admitted to the Intensive English Program (IEP) and may enter CEAP upon successful completion of IEP.