English Language Skills Assessment

All new international undergraduate students are required to have their English language skills assessed, regardless of where they have studied previously. This allows the University to have a better understanding of what new international students may need in additional English language support to be successful at Binghamton University.

The English Language Skills Assessment for Fall 2022 is scheduled for Tuesday, August 16, 2022 from 11:00am - 1:00pm in Lecture Hall (LH) 009.

If you are not able to make the August 16 assessment, there is a make-up session on Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 8:30am - 10:30am in Lecture Hall (LH) 009.

If you have any questions regarding the skills assessment, please email Nancy Rounds, ELI Administrative Assistant, at nrounds@binghamton.edu. 

English Language Institute courses count toward graduation and provide General Education credit.

New international undergraduate students who are in the dual-diploma program (DDP) or Beijing International Studies University (BISU) program are not required to have their English language skills assessed at this time. Likewise, non-native speakers of English who are permanent residents of the United States are not required to have their English language skills assessed.  If you are in one of these categories and would like to take an ELI course, please contact the ELI or your academic advisor for guidance.

New international graduate students are not required to have their English language skills assessed. The ELI offers a number of courses for graduate students. Contact the ELI or your advisor for guidance on registering for these courses.

Visit the English Language Institute website to learn more about the program, our classes, and ways to practice your English while at Binghamton University. Click on “New and prospective students” to view previously recorded Webinars introducing the ELI; Language development strategies; Cultural adaptation tips; and Tech tools for studying at BU.