English Placement Test (EPT)

The video below introduces the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign English Placement Test (EPT), used to assess English ability of newly admitted international students as validated against the English language demands of our campus. It is strongly advised that students take the test before the start of instruction to receive the results in time for class registration.


Contact the EPT office: eptillinois@illinois.edu

Information on undergraduate score requirements and exemption

Information on graduate score requirements and exemption

Please refer to the pdf EPT Guide to learn more about the test.

Learn more about the registration procedure: UndergraduateGraduate

You're strongly encouraged to take the EPT Practice Test before your test date. Log in with your NetID, and use the enrollment key when prompted: eptpractice2017!

You will need your Illinois NET ID and AD Password to take the practice test and to register for the test. 

Learn more about Score Interpretation here.

Learn more about EPT-related Research here.

NOTE: The EPT does not assess or in any way affect the qualification of graduate student International Teaching Assistants (ITAs). For information about English language assessment requirements of ITAs, please go visit the Graduate College.