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Academic Writing Placement Test

All new students (Master, Doctoral, CAS, Master’s leading to Doctoral, Diploma, Dual-Degree, Professional Master or Certificate leading to Master) who submitted a certificate of English medium of instruction or who have taken the online EET  – must take the AIT Writing Placement Test (AWPT) to validate their writing scores and to be able to register for classes.

The AWPT is a 75 minutes test consisting of a description of data (75-100 words), and an essay (250 – 350 words). These two tasks are scored on a nine point scale. 

For New students in 2020 August Semester

Date: 4 – 6 August 2020

Time: 8:30, 10:00, 13:00 and 14:30 (No Registration Needed)

You must bring your student ID card or passport with your student ID number to the Language Center, Room 216 to take the test.  Be on time; no one will be admitted late.

Students may check their English score on the SIS (http://sis.ait.ac.th or http://somsis.ait.ac.th). 

Students with scores 5.0 and 5.5 on the AIT academic writing placement test (AWPT) or its equivalent are required to attend mandatory English writing courses and complete EL19 with a passing grade or obtain the AWPT score of 6 or higher in order to register for thesis, dissertation, research study or project. Students will need to pay a registration fee for EL courses before they can attend. The EL course level will be automatically assigned based on a student’s current English score:

  • 5.0 – EL15 Intermediate English Composition
  • 5.5 – EL19 Academic and Technical Writing

EL courses will be graded as Pass or Incomplete. This grade will appear on transcripts, but will not count towards a student’s GPA. Those who attend less than 80% of their EL classes will not be allow to take the final exam of the course. Therefore, passing of an EL course requires both participation and performance improvement.