Testing Services

Our office conducts language proficiency testing twice each semester using the Michigan State University English Language Test (ELT).  Free ELT testing is provided to the following students whose first language is not English:


Intensive English Program (IEP) students 

All new students to the Intensive English Program must take the English Language Test (ELT) upon arrival for placement into IEP class levels.  This includes those who only want to study English as well as those who have been conditionally admitted to the university but have not yet met the language proficiency requirements.   The full exam is required for these students.


Graduate Students already admitted to UNL

Some newly admitted graduate students are required to take the English Language Test (ELT) to demonstrate writing proficiency.  These students will be notified by the College of Graduate Studies of the requirement and need only take the writing portion of the exam.  The full exam is not required for these students.

You can learn more about the ELT test by clicking here.

If you meet one of the criteria above for taking the ELT, you can sign up for the next available test by clicking here.  You must have a UNL ID number in order to register for the test.  Please contact the IEP office if you have any difficulty registering for the test.

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For a listing of scheduled testing dates, times, and places, see our calendar of events. To register for tests, please call or stop by our office.