Who is required to take the ESL test?
We suggest you take the ESL test if you are a permanent U.S. resident and do not speak English as your first language. You must also meet with an academic advisor in order to schedule English as a Second Language (ESL) courses after you complete the ESL Placement test.
Taking the ESL Placement Test
The ESL or Levels of English Proficiency (LOEP) Test consists of four components.
- Reading skills: You will read passages of 50-90 words and answer questions about the reading.
- Online Essay: You will have 40 minutes to write an essay on a topic provided to you.
- Language Use: This test measure’s your understanding of English vocabulary.
- Listening: This test measures the ability to listen to and understand one or more people speaking in English.
Testing is available on main campus Monday – Thursday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Friday, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on a walk-in basis. Lakeshore testing is available by appointment only.
If you prefer to schedule your ESL assessment for a time that works best for you