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Kaplan Test of English ELS Placement Scores

Kaplan Test of English (ELS Placement Test) scores do not expire. Students may retake the Kaplan Test of English (ELS Placement Test) one time per year, based on their last test date. If you have questions about course placement, contact an advisor

Students are placed based on the cumulative score from Part 1 (Multiple Choice) or the average score from Part 2 (Writing and Speaking).

Kaplan Test of English Test Scores

Category Part 1 or Part 2 Score Required Course Placement
College Ready 500-700 Student can register for all classes that do not have additional prerequisites at COD
ELS Level 5 425-499 ELS 0501, ELS 0502, ELS 0503
ELS Level 4 350-424 ELS 0401, ELS 0402, ELS 0403
ELS Level 3 275-349 ELS 0301, ELS 0302, ELS0303
Adult ELA 0-274 Adult ELA


Contact Information

Academic and Specialized Testing Center, Glen Ellyn - Main Campus
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2A06/2A08
(630) 942-2401
Testing Hours and Locations