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AWPT Registration for New Students (January 2023 semester)

For this January 2023 semester, the following new students (Master, Doctoral, CAS, Master’s leading to Doctoral, Diploma, Dual-Degree, Professional Master or Certificate leading to Master) must take our Academic Writing Placement Test (AWPT) to be able to register for classes.  The AWPT will be conducted both in-person and online for this semester.

  • those who took our online English Entry Test
  • those who submitted a certificate of English medium of instruction

The AWPT is a 60-minute test with ONE essay writing task (minimum 200 words). The task is scored on a nine point scale.

AWPT (in-person) for students in Thailand [paper-based test]

Days: January 11th (Wednesday) & 12th (Thursday)

Time: 9 am and 1:30 pm

Venue: Language Center [click here to register]

*AWPT (online) for students who are not in Thailand

Day: January 12th (Thursday)

Time: 1:30 pm Thailand time [click here to register]

*Note: This online option is ONLY available for students who:

a) submitted their English medium of instruction certificate and;

b) will not be able to arrive in Thailand during the start of the semester.

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

If you have any questions, please send an email to languages@ait.asia.

Students with scores 5.0 and 5.5 on the AIT academic writing placement test (AWPT) or its equivalent are required to attend compulsory English writing courses and complete EL19 with a passing grade in order to graduate. 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 be counted towards the GPA. Those who attend less than 80% of their EL classes will not be allowed to take the final exam of the course. Therefore, passing of an EL course requires both participation and performance improvement.