English Placement Test for Non-Native Speakers of English
The English Placement Test for Non-Native Speakers of English (EPT) is required of all incoming students whose first language is not English if they are (a) graduates from non-U.S. high schools or (b) graduates from U.S. high schools with an ACT-E below 16 or SAT-V below 410.
The placement test takes approximately 3-3.5 hours and consists of three parts: writing, reading comprehension, and listening comprehension. Students who do not pass the test will be placed in ESL courses based on their results. Registration is required (click here or see below for more details).
Off-campus (distance-ed) students are required to complete the written part of the test, which is available online. Please contact the English Placement Test Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule the test. NetID is required for online testing.
Parking permits are NOT available for test-taking students. Those who drive to campus to take the test are advised to find a proper parking lot in advance in which they can park for about 4 hours. Some coin-parking lots near Kildee Hall are only available for 2-hour parking.
Schedule for Fall 2014
The English Placement Test for non-native speakers of English is administered at the times listed below. Students need to take one test only.
NEW international students who want to take the English Placement Test should check in with the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) first and then complete online registration for EPT before coming to the test place. Non-native English speaking students who hold a U.S. citizenship do not need to check in with the ISSO. ISU ID number (the middle nine digits on the ISU card) is required for the registration. NetID should be entered if students want to check their results online.
Go to the signup page. (Note: Online test registration will be available a week before each test date.)
If you need to change test dates after the registration, please log into the registration site using your ISU ID number and password you set when you signed up for the test. Use the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page to select a new test date.
All students who are taking the EPT will be able to check their
placement online via Blackboard Learn. In addition, graduate students can pick up
their results in person in Ross Hall 226. The EPT results of the
undergraduate students will be distributed to their advisors.
Tentative Future Test Dates