ESL Institute/Office of Global Engagement

O'Dowd Hall, Room 326
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(location map)
Phone: (248) 364-8803
Fax: (248) 370-3587

Online Placement Test

ESL Online Placement Test

We are excited that you have chosen to attend Oakland University to improve your skills in English!  It is important that you take the online placement test prior to your orientation. 

1.  You must activate your student accounts in order to be given access to the ESL Online Placement Test.  For directions on how to activate your student accounts, follow the steps listed at this link provided by First Year Advising

2.  After you have activated your Oakland University accounts, use your new OU email address and email for access to the ESL Online Placement test.   Please, allow 24 – 48 hours for access to be given.

Access the ESL Online Placement Test  here


  • Registration will not be allowed until the ESL online placement exam is completed. 

  • Alternate testing is granted by special permission only through the ESL Institute.