Graduate English Language Placement Exam (ELPE)

Event Date: 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Please arrive between 8:30 - 8:45 AM in order to check in and find seating.

Please make sure to bring the following to the exam:

            1) Your UCSB Access Card (or photo identification AND your perm number)

            2) A pen and/or a pencil

Event Location: 

  • Buchanan 1910

Event Contact: 

If you are not sure whether you have to take the ELPE or if you have additional questions that are not answered in the FAQs, please contact Josie Patterson

  • ELPE

Fall 2016 English Language Placement Exam - Graduate Students

The university expects all nonnative English-speaking graduate students to demonstrate proficiency in English. In order to help graduate students fulfill this expectation, The Graduate Division requires all international students whose first language is other than English take the ELPE.

The ELPE is a two-hour written exam during which you will be asked to write a response to a general academic topic. Your writing is then evaluated by EMS Program faculty to determine if you should receive specialized instruction in graduate writing.

If you have questions about the exam, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section: