English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE) & ELPE Practice Session
The English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE) is offered by Texas A&M University to all international students for the purpose of English Proficiency Verification and/or Certification. Some international students will be required to take the ELPE if they are unable to meet the English Proficiency Verification and/or Certification requirements by any other means. The ELPE is administered by the Texas A&M University unit, Data and Research Services (DARS).
For the ELPE schedule and registration, please visit the DARS ELPE webpage.
The ELPE contains 6 segments:
A passing score for graduate students is at least 80 on four sections (listening, reading, speaking, and writing). For undergraduate students, a passing score is at least 70 in all six sections.
There are some reference materials in the Sterling C. Evans Library at Texas A&M. Some books are held on reserve at the Reserve Desk, and audio tapes may be checked out in the Learning Resource Department. Except for the oral interview and composition segments of the ELPE, students may prepare ahead of time by studying for the Michigan Test Battery, since this standardized test makes up a large part of the ELPE.
The English Language Institute provides information about the ELPE on their website as well: http://eli.tamu.edu/tamustudents/proficiency.php.
Students are encouraged to attend the ELPE Practice Session facilitated by ISS to get general assistance with preparing for the ELPE.
The ELPE Practice Session will take place in room 102 of the Zachry Engineering building on Friday, August 15th, 2014 beginning at 9:00am.
To attend, please go to the Event Registration System website at https://ers.tamu.edu/ and login with your net ID and password and view events hosted by International Student Services. When you register you will receive an email confirmation to your tamu.edu email. You can also view your registration to confirm or cancel on the Event Registration system in the “My Registrations” tab. Please remember to only sign up for one date and time and to cancel your appointment if you are no longer able to attend. Remember to register soon as space is limited!
For directions to the Zachry Engineering building, please refer to the following link:http://aggiemap.tamu.edu/?Bldg=0518
last updated: 12/2013
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