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English Language Institute  

Welcome! The English Language Institute (ELI) offers academic and cultural programming for students at the University of Central Missouri. It is our goal to provide English language learners the skills they need to be successful in the university, their careers, or in specialized language programs.

The ELI is housed together with the Center for Global Education and the Study Abroad Program.

Our premier for credit program, the Intensive English Program (IEP), is CEA-accredited. The IEP offers nine levels, ranging from beginning to advanced. Please contact the English Language Institute at 660-543-8131 or We look forward to hearing from you.

Registration for testing is not available December 22, 2021, through January 10, 2022. We'll still provide testing IF you have registered before December 22, 2021, but we cannot accept new registrations until January 11, 2022.


UCM English Proficiency Test
Item: 202104ELI11501  

UCM′s English Proficiency Test assesses Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills, with a focus on Vocabulary and Grammar subskills. A student who has applied to UCM may choose to take this test in lieu of TOEFL or IELTS.

Important Information: This test may be taken only one time by students prior to their arrival at UCM. UCM reserves the right to retest a student upon arrival if there is a suspicious difference in the level of English as compared to the UCM English Proficiency Test results. The scores for this test may only be used for Admission to the University of Central Missouri.

Scoring: Total: 120 points:

• Undergraduate: Conditional = 52 points and below; ELIPS = 53-60 points; Full Academic: = 61 points

• Graduate: Conditional = 60 points and below; ELIPS = 61-78 points; and Full Academic = 79 points.

  • If you have applied to UCM for Spring 2022 for full (regular) admission from your home country, the deadline for Test Registration is October 1, 2021. All test slots on or before October 1, 2021 are full.

  • If you are transferring from within the United States for Spring 2022, the deadline for Test Registration is November 1, 2021. 

  • Please contact Valerie Heming at with any questions.

  • Students who have applied IEP-to-degree for Spring 2022 may still register for the test and submit new scores. However, new I-20 admission documents will not be created until arrival in the U.S. The deadline for initial test registration is October 15, 2021.

  • Students who are applying for Summer or Fall 2022 may still register for the test.

This is a 90-minute examination and students may not leave the session. To schedule a date and time for your test, you must email Valerie Heming, Director of the English Language Institute: Tests will be viewed, proctored and recorded. Students must show a valid passport in order to take the test. Test results will typically be sent to students within 48 hours after the test. In case of technical difficulties, the Test Administrator will contact you with details and reschedule the test.