Testing Services

CESL provides valid and reliable testing services and instruments to meet a variety of needs for UArizona students and departments, visiting scholars, as well as other institutions. Developed by assessment specialists, the CESL English Proficiency Test (CEPT) assesses the English competence of individuals and their readiness for research or coursework in UArizona programs, or other academic and professional settings. The CEPT is aligned to the most widely used and recognized language proficiency scale, the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), and all CEPT score reports provide test-takers with a CEFR score. There are two versions of the CEPT, as outlined below. Note that for UArizona Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, the CEPT Full Academic is required.

For Prospective UArizona Students

This test focuses on assessing Reading, Writing, and Speaking skills to provide a full picture of overall English proficiency. It is accepted by both Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions at the University of Arizona. 

For International Visiting Scholars & Student Interns

This test is designed for visiting scholars and student interns to UArizona seeking a J1 (or short term) visa. It is a test of spoken English that consists of a 15-minute online interview.