All new international undergraduate students are required to take the English Language Skills Assessment during Orientation, regardless of where you have studied previously. This will allow 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.
If you are a new international graduate student or in the dual-diploma program (DDP)/Beijing International Studies University (BISU) program you are encouraged to take the English Language Skills Assessment, but it is not required.
Information on when the English Language Skills Assessment will take place will be available in the near future.
After the assessment, you will receive an email indicating which course is recommended or required for you to take. New international freshmen may be required to take one or more English Language Institute (ELI) courses that will count toward graduation.
Students required to take an ELI course will register for an ELI course before those that have been recommended to take an ELI course. More details about ELI course registration, locations and times will be given during the assessment.
If you have any questions, please contact Linda Sukarat, ELI Interim Director.
Visit the English Language Institute website to learn more about the program, our classes, and ways to practice your English while at Binghamton University.