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 Michigan State University 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.  IEP students also have the option of taking the ELT at the end of each semester and will be placed for the following semester according to their ELT score or classroom performance, whichever is higher.

Credit English for Academic Purposes (CEAP) Students

New students in the CEAP program are NOT required nor allowed to take the ELT exam upon arrival at UNL.  Current CEAP students will be offered the option of taking the ELT at the end of their semester in CEAP.  Completion of the CEAP program will be determined by semeter grade point average of 3.0 or higher OR a qualifying score on the ELT.  

Graduate Students fully admitted to UNL

Some newly admitted graduate students are required to take the Michigan State University 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.

ELT Registration
Current, eligible students can register for the end-of-semester ELT by clicking on one of the links below. Make sure you bring two forms of picture identification on testing day (Passport and NU ID card).  

Monday, December 5, 2016  REGISTRATION CLOSED

Tuesday, December 6, 2016  REGISTRATION CLOSED

Sample ELT Questions

You can review samples ELT questions by clicking here.

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