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General Information

Christian Faith Statement

CELE students are not required to have a personal faith in Jesus Christ, however, NU is a Christian university and CELE students are expected to follow the community lifestyle standards and attend chapel with NU students two times per week.

Language Placement Exam

After arriving at NU, all CELE students take a Language Placement exam which will determine the course levels they will enroll in. Students must pass level 3 of each course AND pass the exit exam to graduate from CELE and qualify to matriculate into NU.

Students who are in the Kirkland/Seattle area and are seeking conditional enrollment into an Undergraduate or Master's program may schedule a placement exam through .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at any time to evaluate their language readiness for admittance. This exam is not given online. Results will be returned within 1 week. There is no charge to take the placement exam.

Conditional Admission

Students who pass CELE exit exams have conditional academic admission to NU. All NU undergraduate students must have personal faith in Jesus Christ. A TOEFL score is not required to enter NU after you complete CELE classes.

Airport Pickup

The CELE office will provide airport pick up at the Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEATAC) on a selected day. Upon acceptance to NU, the CELE office will contact you with information regarding arrival dates and orientation.