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Registration for our placement test has opened for Fall 2024

All admitted UH-Mānoa students who have English as an additional language are required to clear the ELI. There are two ways to get ELI clearance:

  1. Meeting any of the ELIPT exemption criteria. Click here for a list of exemption criteria. If you think you meet any of the exemption criteria, please contact the ELI (by email at
  2. Getting high scores on the ELI Placement Test. Based on the scores of your test, you may be exempted in one or more of the three skill areas the test covers.

If you do not meet the exemption criteria, then you will have a “registration hold.” This means that you will not be able to register for classes until you have signed up for the ELI Placement Test, either online or in person. After we receive and confirm your registration information, we will remove the registration hold.  Holds are removed in the order we receive them. Please allow at least three working days for the hold to be removed.

ELI Placement Tests for Spring 2024 will be held at the following times:

  • Tuesday, August 20th, 12:00pm – 4:30pm at MOORE HALL 153 *Testing seats are fully booked
  • Thursday, August 22nd, 12:00 pm- 4:30pm at MOORE HALL 153
  • Tuesday, August 27th, 12:30pm – 4:45pm at MOORE HALL 153 *Due to limited availability, please only choose this date if you are arriving at UHM during the week that classes are starting.

To register online for the ELI Placement Test, please fill out the following form at the following link:

ELI Placement Test – Fall 2024 Registration

It’s important and helpful to fill the form out as detailed as you can!

If it’s impossible to take the test on dates listed above, or if you have an ELI registration hold, or need to meet with an ELI advisor, please contact the ELI office via email: