Testing Calendar

The English Language Support Program (ELSP) is dedicated to providing professional development in graduate-level speaking and writing. Our assessment is the first step in accessing our services and obtaining feedback on your current proficiency level. For more information on the testing and procedures, please refer to the calendar below and the ‘FAQs about testing’ link on the right menu. We are excited to meet you and look forward to seeing you this August.

For your assessment, please join us with your cohort in Room 101 of the North Decatur Building. You can search for the North Decatur Building on this interactive map

Fall 2017

Date

Description

Times/Notes

August 8 Business; Economics; Health Services Research and Health Policy Arrive at 1:00pm; finish by 4:00pm
August 9 Chemistry Arrive at 8:30am; finish by 11:30am
August 9 Physics, Religion Arrive at 1:00pm; finish by 4:00pm
August 10 Mathematics PhD; Computer Science PhD Arrive at 8:30am; finish by 11:30am
August 15 Biomedical Engineering; Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS); Nutrition and Health Sciences Arrive at 8:30am; finish by 11:30am
August 16 Behavioral Sciences and Health Education; Biostatistics; Development Practice; Environmental Health Sciences; Epidemiology; Nursing Arrive at 8:30am; finish by 11:30am
August 17 Anthropology; Art History; Comparative Literature; English; French; Hispanic Studies; History; Islamic Civilizations Studies; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Arrive at 8:30am; finish by 11:30am
August 18 Master's Program: Computer Science MS (family name starts with A-S) Arrive at 8:30am; finish by 11:30am
August 18 Master's Programs: Computer Science MS (family name starts with T-Z); Bioethics; Clinical Research; Environmental Sciences; Film and Media Studies; Mathematics MS; Music Arrive at 1:00pm; finish by 4:00pm

The test has two sections: speaking and writing. For the speaking assessment, the student participates in a 30-minute recorded conversation with an interviewer. For the writing assessment, the student completes a one-hour essay on a designated academic topic.

If scores indicate a speaking and/or writing course requirement, these courses must be taken in the student’s first academic year, including first-session summer semester as needed. English language support courses carry 2-3 hours credit, are graded S/U, and appear on transcripts.