1. A method for selecting a Coverage Enhancement (CE) level from a plurality of CE levels, the method comprising:identifying, by a User Equipment (UE), a Coverage Enhancement (CE) level from a plurality of CE levels by matching a Maximum Coupling Loss (MCL) coverage class to a Reference Signal Received Power (RSRP) measurement;
determining, by the UE, that the identified CE is not defined in a CE configuration received from a Base Station (BS);
in response to determining that the CE level is not defined in the CE configuration, determining, by the UE, a new CE level from the plurality of CE levels, wherein the new CE level is a next highest available CE level from the plurality of CE levels; and
transmitting, by the UE, using the determined new CE level.