Fall 2023 English Language Placement Exam (ELPE)


Graduate Students

International graduate students are required to take the ELPE. The fall makeup ELPE will be administered online on Friday, September 22, 2023. The exam will open at 00:01 PST and close at 23:59 PST on the same day. If you are not exempt from the ELPE, information will be sent to you by email.

Some international graduate students are exempt from this exam (for example, students who completed all years of an undergraduate degree at an approved English medium institution). Exemptions are determined by the Graduate Division and are made available to the EMS Program prior to the ELPE date.

If you are an international graduate student but have not received instructions for the ELPE, contact the EMS placement administrator: EMSplacement@linguistics.ucsb.edu.


Prospective Teaching Assistants

TA English Language Evaluations are required of all international students whose home language is other than English who are offered a TAship for the first time. These evaluations are arranged for students at the request of the student’s home department.

Please note – there are no exemptions to the TA English Language Evaluation.

For more information on these evaluations, please review our TA Information section.