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EPT Information and Registration for Undergraduate Students

If you are an undergraduate student and are required to take the English Placement Test (EPT), you can take either online EPT in Summer (June through August) or on-campus EPT for ESL courses.

1) The Online English Placement Test (EPT) is not yet available; It will be offered again in Summer 2018.

Summer online EPT test dates: June 4 & 18, July 9 & 23, and August 6, 2018. -- Registration is available NOW; Please see below for the link.

2) You can take the On-campus English Placement Test for Fall 2018 ESL courses.

  • If you would like to take ESL courses in Fall 2018, you can take Summer or Fall On-campus EPT.
  • Summer on-campus EPT dates: June 5 and 6, 2018
  • Fall on-campus EPT date: August 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24, 2018

3) The registration site for Summer & Fall 2018 On-campus EPT is available now.

-- Please click this link to register for Summer/Fall On-campus EPT.

4) The registration site for Summer 2018 ONLINE EPT is available now.

-- Please click this link to register for Summer ONLINE EPT.

4) EPT Practice test (online version) is now available. Please follow the link below using the enrollment key.

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

Click here for information on Illinois NetID.
Click here for information on AD password

Online English Placement Test

You are highly encouraged to take the Online English Placement Test to ensure that you can get your EPT results before your initial advising appointment. This will allow you to discuss the results with your advisor before registering for fall classes.The Online English Placement Test (EPT) is only available to undergraduate students. Graduate students must take the On-campus EPT.

* The Online English Placement Test (EPT) will be offered in Summer 2018.

* Registration site will be available early May.

Test dates:

  • Test window 1: June 4-6, 2018
  • Test window 2: June 18-20, 2018
  • Test window 3: July 9-11, 2018
  • Test window 4: July 23-25, 2018
  • Test window 5: August 6-8, 2018

 

To take the Online English Placement Test, you are required to have the following:

- UIUC NetID and AD Password
- a pair of earphones
- a microphone

To learn about the procedure, required materials, and other information about the Online EPT, please read the Online EPT Guide (updated 5/3/2017).

** The only difference between the Online EPT and the on-campus EPT is the test delivery format. The grading criteria, required courses, and other administrative details are the same. **

 

On-campus English Placement Test

If you cannot take the Online EPT, you can take the on-campus EPT.
To learn about the procedure, required materials, and other information about the on-campus EPT, please read the On-campus EPT Guide (updated 5/3/2017).

 

It is strongly advised that students take the test before the start of instruction to receive the results in time for class registration.

** The only difference between the Online EPT and the on-campus EPT is the test delivery format. The grading criteria, required courses, and other administrative details are the same. **