4: Class Registration

What is the English Language Placement Assessment test?  Do I have to take it?

The English Language Placement Assessment test is a set of tests designed to measure the listening, grammar, and reading skills of people who are not native speakers of English.  The Listening test has two parts.  Part one is a multiple-choice test in response to audio-taped questions.  Part two is an 18-minute lecture followed by a series of questions.  The grammar and reading tests are multiple-choice.  Most non-native English speakers must take this test.  Click here to find out if you do not have to take the test.  If you have to take this test, you will take it during Orientation in Hilo or you may be able to take it online before you arrive in Hilo.