Test of Oral English Proficiency (TOEP)

TOEP Overview

TOEP Information Sessions

There will be two TOEP information sessions in March 2017. These sessions will provide an overview of the TOEP - what test takers need to do to prepare for it, what happens during the test, and how the test is scored.

Thursday, March 9, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Friday, March 10, 1:00-2:00 p.m. 

Both of these info sessions will be in 1360 The Grove (Surge III). Email Emily Montgomery at edmontgomery@ucdavis.edu if you have any questions.

The TOEP is used to test the oral English ability of non-native English speaking graduate students in order to determine their eligibility for working as teaching assistants (TAs). TAs need to have exceptional oral English skills so that they can effectively communicate with students. The TOEP assesses these communication skills with a 20-minute classroom simulation. 

For a complete TOEP guide, please click here.

TOEP Schedule

The TOEP is offered at the end of each quarter. It is recommended that students take the TOEP as early as possible and not wait until the quarter before they want to work as a TA. TOEP scores are made available to all test takers and their departments about a week after the test date.

The TOEP dates for Winter 2017 are March 14, March 16, March 17, and March 24.

TOEP Registration is first come, first served. Students who register early will have the best opportunity to find a time that works the best for their schedules. IAE cannot accommodate every student's schedule, so students need to plan ahead and register for the TOEP as early as possible.

TOEP Registration

To take the TOEP on one of the test dates listed above, please complete the following steps:

  1. Register for a test session using the testing calendar at https://appointments.ucdavis.edu/?calendar=140
  2. Read about the TOEP and how to prepare for it: TOEP OverviewNote: Students who have not sufficiently prepared for all parts of the TOEP will not be permitted to take the test.
  3. Download the sample class document here: Winter 2017 TOEP Sample Class Document
  4. Prepare for the TOEP.
  5. Report to 1350 The Grove 15 minutes prior to your testing appointment. Bring your copy of the sample class document and your Student ID.