ESL Placement Test

ESL Placement Test

All new students (and continuing students who have not taken a CLP class in 13 months or more) must be registered and have an appointment to take the test. The next ESL placement test will be held on the following dates and times:

Fall 2024

Wednesday September 4 (IN-PERSON)  9:00am - 11:30am (on campus), 12pm - 2:30pm (on campus), & 3:00pm - 5:30pm (on campus)
Thursday September 5  (ONLINE)  9:00am - 11:30am (online), 1pm - 3:30pm (online), & 6:00pm - 8:30pm (online)

Please choose one of these dates and times that best work for you when you register. All new students must take the test in order to be placed into a class in our program. There will be no exceptions. Please note that the placement test can be taken in person, at Teachers College, OR online.

To take the exam in person, students must:

  • Bring their official photo ID

If you are taking the test remotely from your home, students must have:

  • High Speed Internet
  • A laptop or desktop computer with a working camera and microphone
  • Google Chrome on the computer they will use for the test
  • Headphones
  • A quiet place to take the test for about 2.5 hours on the test date
  • An updated operating system

Please note that there is a non-refundable fee of $8 for the placement test. 

Our placement exam is a computerized test with 5 sections: Grammar, Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. Please note that all placement test data will be used for research and for placing students in a class appropriate for his or her level.

This test is only for those registered for ESL AM or PM, Conversation, Writing, Pronunciation, Grammar & Writing, TOEFL, and English for Professional Purposes courses


Continuing students do not need to sign up to take the test if they were enrolled in a CLP course within a year. Placement test appointments made by students who do not need the exam will be cancelled automatically.


The test scores will be valid for placement for one year.

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