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Placement Testing For ELI Classes

All students must take a Placement Exam before they can register for Intensive, Pre-Undergraduate, or Pre-Graduate English classes.

For New York City campus students, beginning in Spring II 2018 there is a $10 Placement Exam & Advisement fee per student. There is no fee for the Westchester Campus Placement Exam.  Your Placement Exam will take about two and one-half hours. It will include a speaking test, a listening test, a grammar test, a reading test and writing test. After the placement test, an advisor will help you decide which courses to take. You can register the same day.

If you are an F-1or J-1student, please bring your Form I-20 or DS-2019, passport, and I-94 record to your placement test.


Placement Exam Day - What Happens?

On your scheduled Placement Exam day, you will:

  • Take your Placement Exam
  • Meet with your academic advisor to review the results of your exam and create a class schedule
  • Pay for classes

ELI Orientation Day - What Happens?

All new students will participate in a day filled with informative workshops for new ELI students at Pace University before classes begin. ELI Orientation will be after Placement Testing so all new students will have arrived by Orientation date. A sample of the ELI Orientation schedule is:

  • Official Pace University ID photo
  • Activate Pace e-mail accounts, learn how to access Blackboard, learn how to navigate Pace Portal, and receive access to Pace Wi-Fi network
  • Take a campus tour
  • F-1 Immigration Meeting for all new F-1 Visa students
  • and more!

There is no cost to attend ELI Orientation. All new ELI students are required to attend ELI Orientation.

Students that are unable to make payment the day of their placement exam have until the last business day before classes begin. Any payment after this deadline will result in a late fee. Until payment is made students cannot take an official University ID photo or access any of the Pace networks.