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Test Cycles' Dates and Deadlines

Candidates can take the certification assessment (i.e., the ECC Test) once per semester*, during the following months:

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

The WRITE Test is offered before each ECC Test cycle*, during the following months:

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

The ECC Test costs $50, to pay the test raters. The WRITE Test is free. 

plan ahead

International scholars who may hold a position that involves instructional interactions 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 Spring 2022 semester, candidates must begin the certification process no later than November 1st, 2022. New graduate students for Spring 2022 can be certified in January, 2022.

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

This Year's Assessment Cycle Dates

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