Before students can begin to study in one of Dalhousie’s EAP courses, we have to know their level of English.
If students already have an IELTS, TOEFL or other test score (CAEL, CanTest, MELAB, TOEIC), this can be used for placement in a course. You will send these scores to us when you register.
If students do not have an IELTS, TOEFL or other test score (CAEL, CanTest, MELAB, TOEIC), they must sit an EAP Placement Test.
About the EAP Placement Test
The EAP Placement Test is to assess a student for entrance into an ESL program at Dalhousie University. The placement test assesses reading, writing, listening, grammar, vocabulary and the use of that knowledge to understand meaning in communication.
The test is approximately 2 hours long and is completed on a computer.
EAP Placement Test Dates
|Jan 4, 2018|
|Feb 8, 2018|
|March 8, 2018|
|April 12, 2018|
|May 10, 2018|
|June 7, 2018|
|July 5, 2018|
|Aug 23, 2018|
|Sept 6, 2018|
|Oct 4, 2018|
|Nov 8, 2018|
|Dec 6, 2018|
Sign In and payment of test fee: 9:00 am
Test : 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Test begins promptly at 9:30 am. If students arrive after 9:30 they will not be admitted into the testing lab.
Please Note: Students are strongly encouraged to choose from the test dates provided. Under special conditions a separate test may be arranged.
If you have questions concerning the test, contact Dalhousie ESL for more information.
Dalhousie English Test
A special placement test may also be written to gain entrance to Dalhousie University's graduate programs.
Can you answer yes to either of the following statements?
- I have an IELTS or TOEFL test result that is very close to the required score for entrance into my Dalhousie academic program and I think I can do better.
- I do not have an IELTS or TEOFL test result but I think my English is at the level required by my Dalhousie academic program.
Contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies at email@example.com or your departmental graduate coordinator to ensure you are eligible to take the test.
For further details: firstname.lastname@example.org