Testing Calendar


Following Laney’s commitment to student success, all degree-seeking students with English as a second or additional language are required to take an ELSP language assessment or receive an exemption from the English Language Support Program before registering for classes or participating in TATTO (the teaching assistantship program).  This requirement includes international students as well as permanent residents and U.S. citizens who answered “No” to the question “Is English your first language” on their application for admission. It also includes international students with degrees from US institutions.

Due to COVID-19, Fall 2020 ELSP language assessments will be conducted remotely rather than in our ELSP offices. Testing will be conducted over a 2-to-3 week period in August before the semester begins. The ELSP will email you with more details regarding your individual appointment time. The test has two sections: speaking and writing. The speaking section is a 20- to 30-minute recorded interview on topics regarding the student’s interests, routine, experiences, and opinions. The writing section is a 1-hour essay on a given academic topic. 

Students with exceptional English language skills due to education, living circumstances, or other background experiences may qualify for an exemption.  Please refer to Question #3 on the Frequently Asked Questions page.  All requests for exemptions must be submitted before June 12th to Mackenzie Bristow (see email below). No exemptions will be given after June 12th.  

Students who are required to take the ELSP language assessment will receive a follow up email with more details on the assessment including information on the mandatory testing times.  Please refer to the information on the English Language Support Program website or contact the ELSP director, Mackenzie Bristow, at mackenzie.bristow@emory.edu for more information.   

ELSP Testing by Program

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Anthropology PhD
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Art History PhD
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Behavioral Sciences and Health Education PhD
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Bioethics MS
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Biological and Biomedical Sciences PhD (GDBBS)
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Biostatistics PhD
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Biomedical Engineering PhD
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Business PhD
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Chemistry PhD
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Clinical Research MS
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Comparative Literature PhD
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Computer Science MS (family name A – Q)
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Computer Science MS (family name R – Z)
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Computer Science PhD
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Development Practice MS
  • TBA
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Economics PhD
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English PhD
  • TBA
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Environmental Health Sciences PhD
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Environmental Sciences MS
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Epidemiology PhD
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French PhD
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Health Services Research and Health Policy PhD
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Hispanic Studies PhD
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History PhD
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Islamic Civilization Studies PhD
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Mathematics MS
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Mathematics PhD
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Nursing PhD
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Nutrition and Health Sciences PhD
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Philosophy PhD
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Physics PhD
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Political Science PhD
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Psychology PhD
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Religion PhD
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Sociology PhD
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Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies PhD
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