Testing Calendar


All LGS degree-seeking students whose first language is not English must take the LGS English language proficiency test or receive an exemption from the English Language Support Program. This requirement includes international students, permanent residents, and U.S. citizens, and it includes students with degrees from U.S. institutions. 

The test has two sections: speaking and writing. The speaking section is a 20- to 30-minute recorded interview on topics regarding the student’s interests, routine, experiences, and opinions. The writing section is a 1-hour essay on a given academic topic.

The two sections of the test are given separately, often on different days and locations. Please review the schedule below for dates and locations based on field of study. Please arrive at the location before the start time — you can access an interactive map at this link and search for "North Decatur Building" and/or "Woodruff Library."

Note: Because of the number of students being tested, there may be wait times. Plan accordingly and bring something to do while waiting.

ELSP Testing by Program (External)

ProgramWritingSpeaking
Anthropology PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • W Aug 21
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Art History PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • T Aug 20
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Behavioral Sciences and Health Education PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • T Aug 20
  • 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Bioethics MS
  • F Aug 16
  • 1:30pm – 2:45pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • M Aug 19
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Biological and Biomedical Sciences PhD (GDBBS)
  • W Aug 14
  • 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • Th Aug 22
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Biostatistics PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 1:30pm – 2:45pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • W Aug 21
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Biomedical Engineering PhD
  • T Aug 13
  • 1:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
  • T Aug 13
  • 1:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Business PhD
  • T Aug 13
  • 1:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
  • T Aug 13
  • 1:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Chemistry PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • W Aug 14
  • 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Clinical Research MS
  • F Aug 16
  • 1:30pm – 2:45pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • M Aug 19
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Comparative Literature PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • T Aug 20
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Computer Science MS (family name A – Q)
  • F Aug 16
  • 1:30pm – 2:45pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • F Aug 16
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Computer Science MS (family name R – Z)
  • F Aug 16
  • 1:30pm – 2:45pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • F Aug 16
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Computer Science PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 1:30pm – 2:45pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • W Aug 14
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Development Practice MS
  • F Aug 16
  • 1:30pm – 2:45pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • M Aug 19
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Economics PhD
  • T Aug 13
  • 1:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
  • T Aug 13
  • 1:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
English PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • T Aug 20
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Environmental Health Sciences PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 1:30pm – 2:45pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • W Aug 21
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Environmental Sciences MS
  • F Aug 16
  • 1:30pm – 2:45pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • M Aug 19
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Epidemiology PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 1:30pm – 2:45pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • Th Aug 22
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
French PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library

T Aug 20

8:30am – 10:30am

Rm 101 N. Decatur Building

Health Services Research and Health Policy PhD
  • T Aug 13
  • 1:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
  • T Aug 13
  • 1:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Hispanic Studies PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • T Aug 20
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
History PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • T Aug 20
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Islamic Civilization Studies PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • T Aug 20
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Mathematics MS
  • F Aug 16
  • 1:30pm – 2:45pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • M Aug 19
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Mathematics PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 1:30pm – 2:45pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • W Aug 14
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Nursing PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 1:30pm – 2:45pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • Th Aug 22
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Nutrition and Health Sciences PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 1:30pm – 2:45pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • Th Aug 22
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Philosophy PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • T Aug 20
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Physics PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 1:30pm – 2:45pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • W Aug 21
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Political Science PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • T Aug 20
  • 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Psychology PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • T Aug 20
  • 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Religion PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • W Aug 14
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Sociology PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • T Aug 20
  • 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies PhD
  • W Aug 14
  • 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Rm 312 Woodruff Library
  • T Aug 20
  • 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Rm 101 N. Decatur Building