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 Illinois in Summer 2016 or Fall 2016.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions determines whether an incoming student must take the EPT or not. If the test is not required, 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 111-112 sequence or ESL 115 fulfills the Composition I General Education requirement.
Students whose iBT TOEFL score is lower than 103 are strongly encouraged to take the EPT and enroll in an ESL composition course even if they are not required to take the EPT.
The EPT does not award proficiency credit. Click here to learn more about the test.
Questions? Contact "Placement & Proficiency" staff by emailing email@example.com or by calling 217-244-4437 during business hours.