Duke University
Graduate School

All incoming international graduate students whose first language is not English and who are pursuing a Ph.D., M.A., M.S., M.F.*, M.E.M.*, M.P.P., or M.A.T. degree are required to take a writing and speaking exam administered through the Graduate School to determine placement in English language courses. You are exempt from this requirement if you are a non-degree student.

Writing Exam

Date: Monday, August 20, 2007
Location: determined at registration
The exam consists of two writing tasks: 1) a summary and response to a reading and 2) an essay. Grading criteria are similar to those for the TWE. You must bring picture ID to the exam.

Speaking Exam

Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Location: Language Lab, 114 Languages Building, West Campus
You must bring picture ID to the exam.


You must pre-register for both exams. Register here beginning July 15, 2007.
You will need your Duke NetID to register.

Exam Results

Exam results will be available online. You will be able to login with your NetID to view the results. Your exam result will tell you which courses you are required to take and how to register.

View your exam results online.

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* This applies to the Master of Forestry and Master of Environmental Management programs in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences.

Exam Information