Placement Test

About the Placement Test

The ELI Placement Test includes five separate tests (one writing test, two listening tests, and two reading tests) designed to measure your ability of academic English. The results help us to determine which ELI classes, if any, will be most helpful for you. If your English is adequate for full-time study at the University of …

Preparing for the Test

The best way to prepare for the ELI Placement Test is to be familiar with the different parts of the test, so that you know exactly what to expect. There are no “practice tests” that you can use to study from, but you can read about the structure of the ELI Placement Test here. It’s a good …

Register Online for the ELI Placement Test

All admitted UH-Manoa students who have English as a second language are required to clear the ELI. There are two ways to get ELI clearance: If you meet any of the exemption criteria, you will be exempted from the ELI and you won’t need to take the ELI Placement Test. (For a list of exemption …

Check Your ELI Placement Test Results

IMPORTANT: It is important to understand that ELI requirements are actually university requirements — if you do not fulfill the university’s ELI requirements, it is possible that you will be disenrolled from the university, or that you will not be given a degree. You must take ELI classes in the semesters assigned. If you do …