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Example: A student fails the EPI in Fall 2019 and wants to retake the EPI in Spring 2020. To do this, the student must enroll in one of the approved ESL courses during Spring 2020, or complete approved tutoring before the Spring 2020 EPI date. Even if the student was tutored or was enrolled in an ESL class during Fall 2019, he or she must still take another ESL course (or complete additional tutoring) in Spring 2020 to be eligible to retake the EPI in Spring 2020.
English improvement activities (only one is required, though both may be selected):
1. Take an approved ESL course: Enroll in one of the three ITA-focused ESL courses (ESL 504, 506, or 510).
2. Work with a tutor. Complete at least 8 weeks of tutoring with an approved EPI tutor. Please note that tutors are not employed by the university. They offer their services on a freelance basis and charge for their services.
If the student selects tutoring for the improvement activity, the following requirements apply:
EPI Exam Date
Tutoring during Spring Break
Start tutoring by
NO tutoring during Spring Break
Week of April 12, 2020
Week of April 19, 2020
Week of April 26, 2020
Week of May 3, 2020
Individual language assessment meeting
Students who receive a 3 on their second EPI attempt are strongly encouraged to arrange for an individual language assessment meeting with the ESL-ITA Coordinator in the Linguistics Department, Dr. Suzanne Franks. This one-hour consultation is free of charge. At this meeting, the student will be given a diagnostic exam. Based on that exam, a study plan will be developed to guide the student’s oral English improvement.