Test of Oral English Proficiency (TOEP)

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Undergraduate Education has decided to work remotely March 14-26 to attempt to minimize potential exposure to COVID-19. This means that all March 14-26 TOEP appointments are cancelled. Please read below for guidance on alternatives for students planning to test this quarter. 

Students who have not taken the TOEP or have received a failing score on the TOEP:

If a student has been offered a TA position in Spring contingent upon their upcoming TOEP score, they can request to reschedule the TOEP exam to one of the times we are now offering on Friday, March 13 before our office closes on March 14. If a student is unavailable on Friday, they should contact us to discuss their options. For students who have not been offered a TA position in Spring, we ask that they wait until the next rounds of testing, which we expect to happen at the end of Spring quarter, during the summer, and in the weeks prior to Fall quarter.  

Students who have received a Conditional Pass on the TOEP:

Generally, students are only permitted to work as a TA with a conditional pass for up to two quarters. However, due to the current situation, any students with a Conditional Pass will still be eligible to work as a TA in Spring quarter regardless of whether they have already worked for two quarters or not. These students can wait to retake the TOEP during the next rounds of testing, which we expect to happen at the end of Spring quarter, during the summer, and in the weeks prior to Fall quarter. Students working as a TA with a Conditional Pass in Spring will still be required to complete English instruction during Spring quarter.


We do hope to be able to offer the TOEP early in the Spring quarter to students who were scheduled to test March 14-20, but this possibility will depend on guidance from the university pertaining to COVID-19 and Spring quarter. 


Students who were scheduled to test March 14-20 can still use the same document for TOEP part 2 when they take the TOEP in the future.

Register for the TOEP

Click the button below to register for an End of Winter 2020 TOEP session. Exam dates for Spring 2020 and later are not available yet. If you would like to receive an email when registration opens for future exam periods, please join our email list.

TOEP Information Series

Watch the TOEP Information Series to learn more about the TOEP like what test takers need to do to prepare, what happens during the test, how the test is scored, and more.

TOEP Scheduling Guidelines

  • Students must register for the TOEP at least one week prior to the exam date. Registration closes seven days before each exam date.
  • 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 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 individual schedule, so students need to plan ahead and register for the TOEP as early as possible. Students who join the IAE grad email list will receive an email notification the day the exam schedule is published.
  • TOEP scores are made available to all test takers and their departments about a week after the test date.

All TOEP Dates

Tentative Future TOEP Dates*

Winter 2020

March 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, and 24

Spring 2020

Three dates between May 18 and 29

Three dates between June 1 and 5

Three dates between June 8 and 12

*Test schedules are typically published 4-6 weeks prior to the first exam date for that quarter. To receive an email when the next test schedule is published, please join our mailing list.

 

Scheduled Current & Past TOEP Dates

Fall 2019

November 19, 25, and 26

December 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 16

Summer/Pre-Fall 2019

August 19, 28, and 29

September 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20

Spring 2019

May 13, 20, 24, 29

June 3, 7, 10, 12, 14

Winter 2019

March 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

Fall 2018

December 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18

Pre-Fall 2018

September 10, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

Summer 2018

August 1, 31

Spring 2018

May 29, 30, 31

June 7, 8, 11, 12, 13

Winter 2018

February 26, 27, 28

March 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 23

Fall 2017

December 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Pre-Fall 2017

September 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23

Spring 2017

April 25, 27

May 3, 25, 31

June 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 28

Winter 2017

March 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 24

Fall 2016

November 30

December 1, 2, 9, 12

Pre-Fall 2016

September 1, 2, 6, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 23

Spring 2016

May 23, 25

June 3

Winter 2016

February 26

March 2, 12

Fall 2015

December 5, 14, 15, 16, 18

Pre-Fall 2015

August 13, 14, 28

September 3, 12, 14, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 28

Students with Disabilities

Please contact us at iae@ucdavis.edu if you have a documented disability and need accommodations during the TOEP.

Test takers generally stand for the duration of the 20-minute exam, but sitting is also an option. Just notify the staff when you check in if you would like a chair.

For more information about disability services, please visit the UC Davis Student Disability Center.