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Testing Information

The following chart should help you to determine whether or not you must take ESOL English Language Proficiency Tests. ESOL testing is held at the beginning of each semester during International Student Services (ISS) Orientation. If you are unable to attend ISS Orientation, please contact us (esolprog@bgsu.edu) to schedule a time.

Fall 2014 ESOL testing for undergraduate students will take place on Monday, August 18. International students who need to take the General Studies Wriring Placement Test can do so on this date. Fall 2014 ESOL testing for graduate students will take place on Thursday, August 14. Fall 2014 ESOL Spoken English Testing (SET) will take place Saturday, August 16.

 

 

Are you required to take  the ESOL Program’s  Speaking/Listening Test?

Are you required to take the ESOL Program’s Written Proficiency Test?

You are a citizen of one of the following countries/regions:Australia, Canada (except Quebec), the Commonwealth Caribbean, Iceland, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

 

No.

No. Students will take their General Studies Writing (GSW) Placement Test during International Student Services (ISS) Orientation.

 

You submitted recent TOEFL/IELTS scores (no more than two years old).

No -  See the ESOL Placement Guide.

No - See the ESOL Placement Guide.

You are a transfer student.

Yes - unless you have GSW 1120 transfer credit.

Yes - unless you have GSW 1120 transfer credit.

You graduated from a U.S. high school and have one of the following: an ACT English score of 19, a SAT verbal score of 460, or AP English credits.

No

No. Students will take their General Studies Writing (GSW) Placement Test during International Student Services (ISS) Orientation.

You graduated with a previous degree from BGSU and HAVE a teaching assistantship.

Please consult INTERNATIONAL TEACHING ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE INFORMATION.

No.

You graduated with a previous degree from BGSU and DO NOT HAVE a teaching assistantship.

No.

No.

You graduated from a university/college in the U.S. or from one of the countries/regions listed above and HAVE a teaching assistantship.

Please consult INTERNATIONAL TEACHING ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE INFORMATION.

Yes.

You graduated from a university/college in the U.S. or from one of the countries/regions listed above and DO NOT HAVE a teaching assistantship.

No.

Yes.

You are a citizen of country where English is mandated as the medium of instruction in schools (i.e. Fiji, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe).

 

No, unless you have instructional duties. Please consult INTERNATIONAL TEACHING ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE INFORMATION.

Yes.