Written Proficiency Test
After being admitted to BGSU and upon reporting to the University, all students whose native language is not English are required to take the ESOL Program’s Written English Proficiency Test before registering for classes. This includes international students, permanent residents, students from Puerto Rico, and international students transferring from other colleges or universities in the United States.
The Written English Proficiency Test is an in-house exam developed by the ESOL program at BGSU to assess students’ writing skills. In the exam, all students will be asked to write a persuasive/argumentative essay. Students will be given the choice of two prompts and have one hour to write the essay using Microsoft Word. There is no minimum or maximum length requirement for this essay, and each student's essay will be evaluated holistically by at least two ESOL Program staff members. The qualities each student's writing should demonstrate include the clear organization and development of ideas as well as overall fluency, vocabulary, and grammatical accuracy and sophistication.
The Written Proficiency Testing takes place before the beginning of the fall and spring semesters during ISS Orientation. Below are the testing dates and locations for Fall 2013:
Graduate Placement Testing
Undergraduate Placement Testing/Graduate Makeup Testing
Makeup Placement Testing
For more information about testing location and times, please contact the ESOL Program Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).