How to Schedule an Assessment

Before scheduling an appointment, please read the following: 

  • Review the Graduate School's information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for detailed information on who should participate in a language assessment
  • You may schedule an assessment as soon as you have a Cornell University NetID
  • You may complete an assessment prior to arrival or during your first semester at Cornell
  • Assessments take approximately 30 minutes and are conducted online using Zoom
  • If you need to cancel your assessment, we cannot guarantee that there will be a time slot open for a future assessment. We strongly encourage you to speak with your GFA before canceling your appointment. 

If you have questions about dates, please email the ITAP team.

Assessment Schedule

Spring/Summer Assessment Dates (2024)

April - May
  • Friday, April 26. 2024
  • Friday, May 10, 2024
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024
  • Friday, May 17, 2024
  • Monday, May 20, 2024
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2024
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2024
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Time: Assessments take approximately 30 minutes and may be scheduled on the half-hour (e.g., 10:00, 10:30).

Sign Up for Your Language Assessment

Before signing up for an assessment and filling out an application, we encourage you to reach out to your GFA.

  • Sign up for an appointment 
    • If you are currently in ALS 5780, ALS 5790, or ALS 5800 please do not sign up for an assessment. Instead, please reach out to your instructor to sign up for your end-of-course assessment. 
    • If you have earned a TOEFL iBT speaking score of 27 or higher or an IELTS speaking score of 8.0 or higher, you are exempt from this requirement. More information on requirements and exemptions can be found on the Graduate School's website.
    • If you have already been assessed, please contact ITAP to determine eligibility for reassessment before signing up
  • Fill out the language assessment application form
    • You will be asked to provide a list of topics when you register for the assessment (the assessor will select from this list for the first part of the assessment)
  • Read through our student information page to learn more about: 
    • questions about making an appointment
    • general information about the assessment
    • preparing for your assessment
    • getting your assessment results 

Prior to the appointment, students should review the information for students and fill out the application form to provide information about themselves to ITAP staff to help facilitate the assessment process.

Please contact the ITAP team with any questions about language assessments.