EPT Registration & Information

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The EPT consists of two parts: a written test and an oral test. The writing test requires students to produce an academic essay based on the information obtained from a series of short reading passages and a short lecture. In the oral test, students are asked to complete a series of speaking tasks during a separate oral interview. 

All students are strongly recommended to take the EPT well before classes begin, and if possible, at least two full business days before meeting with their advisor(s) to do final course selection.

Students will be placed into or exempted from the general oral or written ESL service courses based on the results of the test.

Registration:

The table below serves as a guide to upcoming 2021 test dates and how to register. More information about test window timing is available on the registration page. (For your safety, and to comply with the campus policy regarding COVID-19, all tests will be conducted online until further notice)

Test Window Availability Oral-EPT-only registration* Notes
March 6th Registration closed Registration closed  
April 10th Registration closed Registration closed  
May 1st  Registration open here Oral registration open here Priority for summer ESL placement
May 22nd Registration open here Oral registration open here Undergraduate and Masters students only
May 28th Registration open here   MSA program only
June 4th Registration open here   MSA program only
June 7th Registration open here Oral registration open here Undergraduate and Masters students only
July 10th Registration open here Oral registration open here Undergraduate and Masters students only
July 24th Registration open here Oral registration open here PhD and Masters students only; Specific test windows available
July 31st Registration open here Oral registration open here  
August 7th Registration open here Oral registration open here  
August 10th Registration open here   iSchool only
August 11th Registration opens May 23rd Registration opens May 23rd  
August 12th Registration opens May 23rd Registration opens May 23rd  
August 13th Registration opens May 23rd Registration opens May 23rd  
August 14th Registration opens May 23rd Registration opens May 23rd  
August 16th Registration opens May 23rd Registration opens May 23rd  
August 17th Registration opens May 23rd Registration opens May 23rd  
August 18th Registration opens May 23rd Registration opens May 23rd PhD only
August 19th  Registration opens May 23rd Registration opens May 23rd PhD only

 

* Use this link if you plan to ONLY take the oral portion of the EPT. 

** A note on re-takes: Please note that re-taking the EPT is not permitted. If you have taken the EPT and have gotten results, you will have to complete any required courses based on these results. You may not take the EPT again.

 

Please refer to the Test Procedure Page to learn more about the test.