Michigan English Placement Test (M-EPT)

The Michigan English Placement Test (M-EPT or Michigan-EPT) is a computer-based placement test to help measure your language proficiency and place you into a language course that best meets your abilities.

Register for the M-EPT

You, your ESL/ESOL advisor, and your campus Testing Services Office work together to follow these steps:

Step 1: Begin the program evaluation process and receive test referral

You should contact your ESL/ESOL advisor to begin the program evaluation process.

During this meeting, your ESL/ESOL advisor will:

  • Discuss options to take the M-EPT remotely or at a TCC campus
  • Provide you with a test ticket to take the M-EPT
  • Help you register for the M-EPT

Go to contact information for our ESL/ESOL advisors.

Schedule the M-EPT

Your ESL/ESOL advisor will help you register for the M-EPT.

Step 2: Take the M-EPT

You will take your M-EPT on your scheduled testing date.

Make sure you have your test ticket (provided by your ESL/ESOL advisor) in order to log in to take the test.

About the Test

  • Time: 60 minutes
    • Listening section: 25 minutes
    • Reading section: 35 minutes (includes grammar and vocabulary)
  • Length: 80 questions
  • Cost: Free

For more information, visit the M-EPT website.

ID Requirements

All students must show one of the following current IDs to take the M-EPT.

  • Passport
  • Driver's license (A DMV receipt for ID renewal may be presented with an expired ID)
  • State-issued ID card
  • High school ID card
  • College ID card (Must include full name and current photo)

Expired IDs, photocopies, or digital pictures of IDs will not be accepted.

Step 3: Meet with your ESL/ESOL advisor to discuss next steps

You should contact your ESL/ESOL advisor after taking your M-EPT to discuss next steps.

During this meeting, you and your ESL/ESOL advisor will review your test scores and talk about course placement.


Contact your campus Testing Center for more information.

Updated January 20, 2023