The MSN-ESLAT (Madison English as a Second Language Assessment Test) is used to assess students’ English language skills required for academic work and to place students in appropriate ESL courses. The MSN-ESLAT is required of many new graduate and undergraduate students. This test is currently offered in an online format. Read the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) below for more information.
If you have questions, please contact the ESL office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students with disabilities needing a reasonable accommodation should contact the McBurney Disability Resource Center.
There are two test-taking options, online or in-person.
Students will be enrolled in the online ESLAT Spring 2024 Canvas course in which the test will be administered. Students must complete their ESLAT two weeks before their SOAR date.
- The Spring 2024 ESLAT Canvas course dates begin on December 11, 2023.
Students who are unable to take the test online or who opt out of online testing will be required to take the test in-person. If you choose to take the in-person ESLAT, you must email email@example.com by December 18, 2023 with the information below to sign up for an in-person test time after you have arrived in Madison.
- Last Name, First Name
- Campus ID number
- UW-Madison email account (@wisc.edu)
- Date you will be on campus