The Michigan State University English Language Test (MSUELT) is a proficiency test used for two main purposes:
If you are not sure of your status, please check with your academic adviser.
The MSUELT is offered near the beginning of each semester and once after each semester's ELC classes have ended.
The cost for the test is $75.00 per student, payable when the student signs up for the test. This fee is waived (NOT charged) for students who have provisional admission to MSU. It is also waived for some special-program students who are studying at 093 or 094 in ELC classes.
For information about signing up for the MSUELT, contact the English Language Center's main office.
The results of the initial MSUELT will place students into classes for a full semester as indicated in this flowchart. (Note: some graduate departments have higher requirements).Placement in subsequent semesters will be based primarily on class performance. Students enrolling in short courses (less than a full semester) or arriving late for a semester will be placed one level lower than indicated in this chart, at the discretion of the ELC.
Graduate students: for additional information on English language requirements, please refer to this page.
*MSU reserves the right to modify placement requirements.