Preparatory Program Structure, Deanship of Preparatory Program
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Preparatory Program Structure

Admission Criteria

The majority of students entering the PMU Preparation Program will be graduates of the secondary school Science Stream in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. However, students of other nationalities and from other countries also will be admitted if they have received equivalent secondary school preparation.

All students applying for admission must submit a satisfactory overall average on the General Secondary Education Certificate and satisfactory scores on standardized tests. The admissions process will ensure that every student

Student Placement

Students’ initial instructional levels will be determined by a placement test administered before the beginning of the semester.
PMU Placement Scale
CEFR Level A1 Pre-Beginner
CEFR Level A2 Beginner
CEFR Level B1 Intermediate
CEFR Level B2 Advanced
CEFR Level C1 Core

Sequence of Courses

The Preparatory Program classes build one upon the other in a sequence. Students must master English language competencies measured in terms of course content, critical thinking skills and effective learning strategies at lower levels before they can successfully participate in and benefit from higher level classes.

The “ideal sequence” below in EFL, math, and Theories and Applications of Learning I and II allows a well-prepared and highly engaged student the opportunity to complete the Preparatory Program in three semesters. Upon completing the program, the student is appropriately prepared for success in the Core Curriculum and major classes that will follow.

Low Beginner Level
Module 1
Course Number Course Title Contact Hours
PRPC 0011 Communication Skills 5
PRPW 0011 Writing Skills 5
PRPE 0011 Enhanced Learning 5
Credit Hours 15

High Beginner Level
Module 2
Course Number Course Title Contact Hours
PRPC 0021 Communication Skills 5
PRPW 0021 Writing Skills 5
PRPE 0021 Enhanced Learning 5
Credit Hours 15
Beginner Total Credit Hours 30

Low Intermediate Level
Module 1
Course Number Course Title Contact Hours
PRPC 0031 Communication Skills 5
PRPW 0031 Writing Skills 5
PRPE 0031 Enhanced Learning 1
Credit Hours 11

High Intermediate Level
Module 2
Course Number Course Title Contact Hours
PRPC 0041 Communication Skills 5
PRPW 0041 Writing Skills 5
PRPI 0041 Enhanced Learning 1
Credit Hours 11

Regular Full Semester Courses
Course Number Course Title Contact Hours
PRPL 0011 Theories & Application of Learning I 3
PRPM 0011 Introductory Algebra 5
Credit Hours   8
Intermediate Total Credit Hours 30

Low Advanced Level
Module 1
Course Number Course Title Contact Hours
PRPC 0051 Communication Skills 5
PRPW 0051 Writing Skills 5
PRPI 0051 Enhanced Learning 1
Credit Hours 11

High Advanced Level
Module 2
Course Number Course Title Contact Hours
PRPC 0061 Communication Skills 5
PRPW 0061 Writing Skills 5
PRPI 0061 Enhanced Learning 1
Credit Hours 11

Regular Full Semester Courses
Course Number Course Title Contact Hours
PRPL 0012 Theories & Application of Learning II 3
PRPM 0012
OR
PRPM 0022
**Intermediate Algebra
OR
*Pre-Calculus
5
OR
6
Credit Hours   8
Advanced Total Credit Hours 30
PREPARATORY PROGRAM TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 90 hours

** Non-Technical = CSHS
* Technical = CCES, CAS