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Test Cycles' Dates and Deadlines

ETCS offers the English certification test (the ECC Test) once per semester*, during the following months:

  • Late March - Early May
  • Late July - Late August
  • Late October - Early December

Screening Tests are offered before each ECC Test cycle*, during the following months:

  • February - Early April
  • June - Early August
  • October - Early November

The ECC Test and SPEAK Test each cost $50, to pay the test raters. The WRITE Test is free. 

plan ahead

International scholars who may hold a position that involves instructing OU students for the any given semester must be certified by ETCS at the appropriate English capacity level BEFORE the semester that the instructional position begins.

etcs upcoming deadlines

To obtain English proficiency certification for the Fall 2019 semester, candidates must begin the certification process no later than August 1, 2019 or as soon as possible upon arrival to OU, to ensure time to schedule all required assessments.

*Emergency requests for certification which require the administration of a SPEAK, WRITE, or ECC Test after the regular testing cycle has been completed are subject to a late fee of $50. 

2019 Assessment Cycles: Important Dates and Details

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