ESL Institute/Department of Linguistics
O'Dowd Hall, Room 326
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
Phone: (248) 364-8803
Fax: (248) 370-3587
Online Placement Test

ESL Online Placement Test

Before accessing the online placement test, you will need to do the following:

  1.       Go to:
  2.       Click on Reset/Change your Grizzly ID PIN  


  • Type Date of Birth as indicated.
  • Type name as it appears on your letter from Oakland University.
  • Choose a security question and write down your answer.
  1.       Return to
  2.       Click on Create a NetID Account
  • When prompted, enter your Grizzly ID Number and Grizzly PIN created in step 1
  • Follow prompts
  1.  Please return to:, click on Obtain your NETID account or reset your NetID password and complete the online form to create your NetID Password.
  2.  Email the ESL Institute using your OU email address.  Please, email:  
  3. You will receive a return email to your Oakland University email address when access to the ESL Online Placement Test has been given with further instructions about accessing the online test.

Click here for a video that explains these procedures.  

Please, allow 24 – 48 hours for access to be given.



Access the ESL Online Placement Test  here


  • Registration will not be allowed until the ESL online placement exam is completed. 
  • Alternate testing is granted by special permission only through the ESL Institute.