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English Placement Test (EPT)

The English Placement Test (EPT) is a paper & pencil exam that assesses basic English proficiency. The EPT is used in lieu of the COMPASS/ESL for students with documented disabilities who request special accommodations.

Retest Procedure:

EPT scores are valid for one year. If a student does not use these scores for course placement during that time, the student will be required to take the test again. Students may retest once on EPT for initial placement. Retesting of the complete battery of tests must occur prior to enrollment or by the 100% refund date each semester. Students who have already begun EAP instruction may only be referred for retesting on an individual basis by the department chairperson. Scores are no longer valid for placement after the one-year period; therefore, students may retake the test.

EPT Schedule:

Homestead Testing By appointment M, T, R 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
W 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
F 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
InterAmerican Testing By appointment M, T, W, R 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
F 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Kendall Testing By appointment M, T, W, R 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
F 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
North Testing By appointment M, T, W 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
R 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
F 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Examinees must be checked-in and seated by the time scheduled in order to begin the test. Examinees will then have adequate time to finish the test in a reasonable period or within the Testing Office Hours of Operation.


Auxiliary Aids and Modifications

Auxiliary Aids and Modifications:

Under certain circumstances, arrangements for auxiliary aids and modifications are permissible. The College makes every reasonable effort to ensure equal access to educational opportunities and experiences for candidates with documented disabilities. These services can include:

  • Sign language interpreters
  • Adaptive or assistive technology
  • Note takers
  • and more

An ACCESS representative can help eligible candidates identify and arrange for accommodations that ensure success.

Instructions for Auxiliary Aids and Modifications:

  1. Candidate presents documentation to ACCESS department.
  2. ACCESS department intakes documentation.
  3. Accommodations are determined.
  4. ACCESS department informs Testing Center about candidate's accommodations.
  5. Candidate contacts Testing Center to schedule the test with accommodations.
  6. Testing Center plans for accommodated testing needs.
  7. Candidate tests.


EPT Placement purposes (all attempts). MDC NO FEE

MDC administers the test at:

Homestead Testing
500 College Terrace
Room A114
Homestead, FL 33030 Map
(305) 237-5105
(305) 237-5213
InterAmerican Testing
627 SW 27 Avenue
Room 1110
Miami, FL 33135 Map
(305) 237-6041
(305) 237-6207
Kendall Testing
11011 SW 104 Street
Building R, 5th Floor
Miami, FL 33176 Map
(305) 237-2341
(305) 237-0679
North Testing
11380 NW 27 Avenue
Room 1160
Miami, FL 33167 Map
(305) 237-1015
(305) 237-1889

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or genetic information. Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator, at 305.237.2577 for information.