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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.

Undergraduates: If you are required to take the test, you do not have to take the test before your first meeting with your advisor, but you should register for the test before that meeting to ensure you can enroll in courses. You can still take the test after your initial registration meeting.

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

Registration:

The table below serves as a guide to upcoming 2024 test dates and how to register. More information about test window timing is available on the registration page (ALL TIMES ARE US CENTRAL TIME - CHICAGO). Please read all the registration options below before clicking a registration link.

NOTE: If you have been notified that you need ONLY to take the oral portion of the EPT, use this link: Oral EPT registration

Test Window EPT registration Notes
May 27th Registration open Online sessions
May 28th Registration open Online sessions
May 29th Registration open Online sessions
May 30th Registration open Online sessions
May 31st Registration open Online sessions
June 3rd Registration open Online sessions
June 4th Registration open Online sessions
June 10th Registration open Online sessions
July 19th Registration open Online sessions
July 22nd Registration open Online sessions
July 26th Registration open Online sessions
July 29th Registration open Online sessions

 

If you are pursing certain Masters' degrees in the Gies College of Business, you must register for one of the online sessions below. Please use the links below ONLY if you are starting the listed programs.

Test Window EPT registration Notes
May 24th, 6:00PM Central Time Registration open Online Zoom-proctored test session for MSA only
May 31st, 8:30AM Central Time Registration open Online Zoom-proctored test session for MSA only
August 9th, 8:30AM Central Time Registration open Online Zoom-proctored test session for Gies MSTM, MSBA, MSM programs
August 16th, 8:30AM Central Time Registration open Online Zoom-proctored test session for Gies MSTM, MSBA, MSM programs

 

If you are pursing a degree in the Masters of Science in Policy Economics program, you must register for one of the online sessions below. Please use the links below ONLY if you are starting the MSPE program.

Test Window EPT registration Notes
August 5th, 8:30AM Central Time Registration open Online Zoom-proctored test session for MSPE only
August 12th, 8:30AM Central Time Registration open Online Zoom-proctored test session for MSPE only

 

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.