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English as a Second Language Placement
Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2012-2013

Placement into the ESL courses is based on results from both parts of the ESL Placement Test (EPT). Cutoff scores and placement messages are derived in collaboration with the Linguistics Department and are reviewed annually. The policies below apply to all students entering the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Summer 2012, Fall 2012, or Spring 2013.

The Office of Admissions determines whether an incoming student must take the EPT or not. If the test is not mandated, a student may still take the EPT and enroll in ESL courses if he or she wishes to do so. Successful completion of the ESL 113-114-115 sequence fulfills the Composition I General Education requirement.

The EPT does not award proficiency credit. Click here to learn more about the test.


Oral Test Score

Placement Message

1 ESL 110 is required based on the first phase of the EPT oral interview.
2 ESL 110 is required based on both phases of the EPT oral interview.
3 ESL 110 is recommended; May enroll in ESL 110 only if all students scoring 1 and 2 have been accommodated.
4 Exempt from ESL 110 based on both phases of the EPT oral interview; May enroll in ESL 110 only if all students scoring 1, 2, and 3 have been accommodated.
5 Exempt from ESL 110 based on the first phase of the EPT oral interview; May enroll in ESL 110 only if all students scoring 1, 2, 3 and 4 have been accommodated.

Written Test Score

Placement Message

1 Placed into ESL 113; Supplemental tutoring is strongly recommended. Successful completion of the ESL 113-114-115 sequence fulfills the Composition I requirement.
2 Placed into ESL 113; Successful completion of the ESL 113-114-115 sequence fulfills the Composition I requirement.
3 Placed into ESL 114; Successful completion of the ESL 114-115 sequence fulfills the Composition I requirement.
4 Placed into ESL 115; Successful completion fulfills the Composition I requirement. The ESL program will submit a course credit request for ESL 114.