English Placement Examination for
The 2014 English Placement Exam took place on Wednesday, September 17. If you were required to take the exam but missed it, please contact Allison Kopp(firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a makeup exam as soon as possible.
The Stanford English Placement exam is given by the English for Foreign Students Program (EFS) to entering graduate students who have been required to take it by the Graduate Admissions Office. Please note that EFS administers the exam but is not involved in making the decision about who has to take it. Please contact Graduate Admissions rather than EFS if you have any questions about whether or not you are required to take the exam: email email@example.com or call +1 866-432-7472 Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm Pacific Time.
The exam is designed to assess readiness for graduate study using English as the medium of instruction. Most international graduate students admitted to Stanford have read academic material in English for a number of years; therefore, the focus of the exam is on writing, listening, and speaking.
There are no preparation guides for this examination. We advise you to practice listening and writing as much as you can in the weeks before the exam.
At the end of the exam, you will be given a form listing any required or recommended courses. Required courses must be completed before graduation will be allowed. Note that it is possible to challenge specific EFS requirements through additional examinations, but 1) students must wait at least six months after the placement exam to request the challenge and 2) only one challenge is allowed for a given requirement. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Updated September 20, 2014