English Testing

Students who are granted conditional Missouri S&T academic admission are tested by the IEP faculty to assess their English language proficiency levels and placed either in full-time classes in the Intensive English Program or in full-time academic courses according to the results. English language placement testing is mandatory for all international students who have not satisfied Missouri S&T's English language proficiency requirements. Please note that there is a charge of $130 for testing.

Why Language Proficiency Testing?

IEP faculty work with Missouri S&T’s Testing Center to provide English testing for newly arrived international students who have not met Missouri S&T’s English Language proficiency requirements.  This includes students who have:

  • Low verbal GRE scores
  • Borderline TOEFL scores
  • Attended an American university, but did not submit TOEFL or IELTS results for admission

IEP Test Sections

Missouri S&T’s language proficiency testing and results are determined by four tests:

  • Michigan Test of Language Proficiency
  • Test of Writing Proficiency
  • Test of Listening Proficiency
  • Oral Proficiency Evaluation

Recommendations for Study

Results from all four tests are analyzed prior to making a recommendation for the student. Recommendations vary depending on initial language skills. 

Students may receive:

  • Full-time study in the IEP
  • Full-time study at Missouri S&T