Upcoming ELI Placement Tests
and Writing Placement


Fall 2014 ELI Placement Tests


Registration Deadline
August 19, 2014
8:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Bilger 152
Monday, August 18, 2014 (2:00 PM)
August 21, 2014
8:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Bilger 150
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (2:00 PM)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
4:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Bilger 152
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (12:00 noon)

Click here for online ELI test registration information


Writing Placement (Undergraduate Students)

One part of the UH-Manoa general education core is the Foundations in Writing (FW) requirement. ESL 100 is one of the courses that meets the FW requirement. Transfer students who have already taken a course that is equivalent to ESL 100 or ENG 100 do not have to take an FW course here at UH-Manoa. All others will be placed based on ELI exemption criteria (if exempt), or by taking the ELI’s writing placement test.

  1. Those who are exempt from the ELI based on attending school for 6 years or more in the U.S., Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom will be placed into an appropriate English Department writing course based on SAT/ACT scores. Those who were exempt basesd on years of schooling but feel strongly that their writing is actually more non-native-like should contact the ELI.
  2. Those who are exempt from the ELI based on other exemption criteria are placed into ESL 100.
  3. Those who do not meet any ELI exemption criteria must take the ELI’s writing test, along with the listening and reading sections of the ELI Placement Test.

Anticipated ELI Placement Test Dates - Upcoming Semesters





Spring 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015
8:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    Note: Classes begin Monday, January 12, 2015
4:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Fall 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
8:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
    Note: Classes begin Monday, August 24, 2015
4:45 PM - 9:30 PM