Linguaskill English Test

Our testing center is CLOSED. 
2024 Week 24: Weekly testing quota met. 

Candidates for Linguaskill online proctored by Talview
may register again Thursday June 20 at 2345 USCT.

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Linguaskill is an online, at home, multi-level test designed to assess international students at Missouri State University (MSU). MSU’s English Language Institute (ELI) is an authorized Cambridge Exam Center.

The Linguaskill test offers a complete picture of your English abilities, with fast and accurate testing of all four language skills: reading, listening, writing, and speaking. It is used by Missouri State University for undergraduate and graduate program admission and by the English Language Institute for level placement.

Cost: $115*

Cost: free for English for Academic Purposes program applicants that have paid the EAP application fee.

Subjects: 3 sections (Speaking, Writing, and Reading/Listening) *Our test center only offers the entire test bundle covering all 4 skills.

Length: 3 hours (including 30 min for breaks and pre-test preparation)

Application: Submit your application to register and pay for the Linguaskill test at MSU. After completing the application, you will receive an email confirmation with access codes. Access codes will remain valid one week after your receive the email. 

Processing: Our test center processes Linguaskill registrations 0800-1300 on weekdays. Test registration can take up to 24 hours to be processed on weekdays. Registration submitted Friday after 1300 US Central Time, may not be processed until the following Monday. 

Scoring: As a test center we provide access to LINGUASKILL and monitor test-taking protocols. However, the test is scored by Cambridge Assessment by a team of trained experts. Within 72 hours of taking the test, you will receive an official Lingaskill score report. These scores cannot be modified or appealed.

Testing protocols: Candidates will take the test using an AI system called Talview, and trained MSU instructors will review the footage for any rule violations or validity issues. We reserve the right to withhold official score reports if  any rule violation is detected. In case of rule violation, no refund will be issued, nor free test credits allocated. The candidate will also be barred from retaking the test through our center. See all the tech requirements and test security requirements below.

*The testing fee is non-refundable.  

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In-person testing: If you are located in Missouri, you may book an in-person test to be taken in our facilities: 301 South Jefferson Ave Springfield, Missouri 65806 USA. To book an in-person test, please contact ELI@missouristate.edu

Learn More about the Linguaskill Test

Missouri State University’s English Proficiency Requirements for Admission

  Undergraduate Graduate
Minimum Linguaskill Score 162 169
Minimum Individual Subscore* 154 161

Scores are obtained in each skill area: Writing, Speaking, Reading/Listening.

*scores of less than the minimum subscores will require enrollment in a corresponding EAP course during student’s first semester at MSU.