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Placement Test

About the Placement Test

*The ELI Placement Tests have been cancelled for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 due to the precautions and restrictions surrounding COVID-19. For more information on how to get your placements, visit “Fill out the ELI Placement Form.” The ELI Placement Test includes five separate tests (one writing test, two listening tests, and two reading tests) …

Preparing for the Test

*The ELI Placement Tests have been cancelled for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 due to the precautions and restrictions surrounding COVID-19. For more information on how to get your placements, visit “Fill out the ELI Placement Form.” The best way to prepare for the ELI Placement Test is to be familiar with the different parts …

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 …