English as a Second Language (ESL) Test

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Test:

All undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking international students whose native language is not English are required to take this test. Exchange students on a J-1 visa studying for one or two semesters are not required to take this test. Degree seeking students on J-1 visa studying for a full time degree program are required to take the test.

If you are transferring from another U.S. school, you are not required to take this test if you have completed English Composition I and II. The test consists of four parts: a multiple-choice structure test, a multiple-choice listening comprehension test, a one page reading selection with 5 short-answer questions, and a written summary of the reading selection. The test is in paper-and-pencil format, and there is no practice test on the web to access.

Please note:  If after taking the ESL test you are required to take remedial English courses, then you will have to register and pay for the courses. Those courses will not count towards your overall degree requirements.

Date:           Monday January 13, 2014

Time:           1:00 p.m. (approximately 2.5 hours)

Location:      Schmitt Hall Room 135