Proof of English Proficiency Exam
Proof of English Proficiency Exam During COVID-19 Restrictions
The Proof of English Proficiency Exam, a 90-minute timed essay, is required for those who need to show proof of English proficiency for admittance to UNO.
Proof of English Proficiency Students who need to take the EPPE can temporarily take the exam online.
For instructions on how to register and take the EPPE online go to "Registering for the EPPE & Taking the EPPE (View instructions)" section on the page of this link.
**DURING COVID-19 Restrictions, you are no longer required to download the Respondus Lockdown Browser.**
During COVID-19 Restrictions DO NOT FOLLOW ANY OF THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS IN THE LINK ABOVE.
Register for the Proof of English Proficiency Exam
To register for this exam, contact the UNO Testing Center Office at 402.554.4800.
You are required to register at least one week prior to the date you wish to take the exam. On the day of your exam, a 2-hour testing window is scheduled which includes check-in, instructions, testing, and check-out.
Be sure to report at least 15 minutes before the exam start time to begin the check-in process.
You will need your MavCARD or some other form of Photo ID to be admitted to the exam.
Taking the Proof of English Proficiency Exam
You need to know your UNO NetID credentials (Username and password). This is not the 8 digit number but is created using parts of your first and last name.
You will have 90 minutes to complete the exam. Please use all of your time to craft a strong essay. Be sure to closely read your essay prompt so that you can accurately answer your selected question. Craft sentences that are varied and well-constructed. Summarize the original author accurately and effectively integrate the author's points into your essay. Don't forget to proofread your essay before submitting.
When you are finished click Save. Once you click Save, you can no longer access the test to make changes.
- Within the text editor, you can click Double up arrow (double arrows up icon) to show more or fewer text editing options.
- To expand the text box you are typing in to full screen mode click (full screen icon). In full screen mode, the test timer disappears. Click the icon again to return to regular screen mode.
Timed Test: This test can be taken twice in a calendar year. A third attempt will not be graded! You will also have to re-register through MavLINK to take the exam a second time.
General Placement Exam Guidelines
Students are expected to abide by UNO's policy on Academic Integrity. Failure to do so may result in one or more of the following: (but is not limited to) cancellation of test results, being declared ineligible for admission to UNO, and/or expulsion from the institution.
The Testing Center cancels exams due to inclement weather or other emergencies only if the university officially closes. Announcements are made via local media. UNO's emergency site and at 402.554.2255.
Only examinees are allowed in the testing rooms.
Food and drink are NOT ALLOWED.
Students who have disabilities or needs that require accommodations need to contact Accessibility Services at 402.554.2872. After your plan is established, email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about testing accommodations.
Proof of Proficiency Exam Friday Schedule (Excluding Finals Week and Holidays)
|January 3, 2020||9:00 AM||Through December 29, 2019|
|January 17, 2020||1:30 PM||Through January 12, 2020|
|January 31, 2020||9:00 AM||Through January 26, 2020|
|Feb 14, 2020||1:30 PM||Through February 9, 2020|
|February 28, 2020||9:00 AM||Through February 23, 2020|
|March 13, 2020||1:30 PM||Through March 8, 2020|
|March 27, 2020||9:00 AM||CANCELED|
|April 10, 2020||1:30 PM||CANCELED|
|April 24, 2020||9:00 AM||CANCELED|
|May 15, 2020||1:30 PM||CANCELED|
|May 29, 2020||9:00 AM||CANCELED|
|June 12, 2020||1:30 PM||CANCELED|
|June 26, 2020||9:00 AM||CANCELED|
|July 10, 2020||1:30 PM||Through July 5, 2020|
|July 24, 2020||9:00 AM||Through July 19, 2020|
|August 7, 2020||1:30 PM||Through August 2, 2020|
|August 21, 2020||9:00 AM||Through August 16, 2020|
|September 4, 2020||1:30 PM||Through August 30, 2020|
|September 18, 2020||9:00 AM||Through September 13, 2020|
|October 2, 2020||1:30 PM||Through September 27, 2020|
|October 16, 2020||9:00 AM||Through October 11, 2020|
|October 30, 2020||1:30 PM||Through October 25, 2020|
|November 13, 2020||9:00 AM||Through November 8, 2020|
|December 4, 2020||9:00 AM||Through November 29, 2020|
|December 11, 2020||1:30 PM||Through December 6, 2020|
Placement results will be emailed to each student.
EPPE Scores Explained
|ENGL 7||You've placed out of 1000 level composition and should contact your academic advisor regarding completion of your English and/or writing requirements.||See Advisor|
|ENGL 6||You have received an EPPE score of 6. Please register for ENGL 1160 or ENGL 1164, the "second" semester of English Composition. 1160 and 1164 are equivalent three credit-hour courses. Honors students should register for ENGL 2160.||ENGL 1160 or 1164|
|ENGL 5||You have received an EPPE score of 5. Please register for ENGL 1150 or ENGL 1154, the "first" semester of English Composition. 1150 and 1154 are equivalent three credit-hour courses.||ENGL 1150 or 1154|
|ENGL 4||You have received an EPPE score of 4. At this time, your essay submission does not demonstrate readiness for ENGL 1150 Composition 1. Please register for ENGL 1010 Genre Studies: Prose; ENGL 1020 Genre Studies: Poetry, Drama, and Film; or ENGL 1030 US Cultures in Literature. These General Education courses will expose you to the practice of academic reading and writing. In order to be placed into ENGL 1150 Composition I, you will need to retake the EPPE.||ENGL 1010, 1020, or 1030|
|ENGL 3||You've placed into ENGL 110, English as a Second Language (II), a three credit-hour course in vocabulary, grammar, and composition skills for non-native speakers. You must complete 1100 with a grade of "C-" or better before enrolling in 1150 or 1154.||ENGL 1100|
|ENGL 2||You've placed into ENGL 1090, English as a Second Language (I), a three credit-hour course in vocabulary, grammar, and composition skills for non-native speakers. You must complete 1090 with a grade of "C-" or better before enrolling in 1100.||ENGL 1090|
|ENGL 1||You have not placed into any department of English courses at UNO. This placement is reserved for non-native English speakers. See your academic advisor or contact the English Department.||See Advisor|
|ENGL 0||You have not followed directions. Please register to take the EPPE again. When you retake it, please follow the directions.||Retake the EPPE|
EPPEs Taken Before December 2019
If you took the EPPE before December 2019 and received a score of ENGL 1050 or ENGL 1200, please retake the EPPE.
If you received a score of ENGL 2000, please see your advisor. If you received a score of ENGL 1160, please register for Composition II, and if you received a score of ENGL 1150, please register for Composition I.
The Privacy Act prohibits the releasing of test results by phone; please DO NOT phone for your results.
Registration and General Exam Process Questions: