Testing Services

CESL provides valid and reliable testing services and instruments to meet a variety of needs for UA 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 UA 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 UA Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, the CEPT Full Academic is required.

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 for students for UA.  

Used mostly for potential visiting scholars to UA seeking a J1 (or short term) visa, this test of spoken English consists of a 15-minute online interview.