The CASAS for ESL is intended for students whose native language is not English and wish to enroll in the ESOL program. It measures students' English reading and listening skills.

Who Should Take the CASAS for ESL Test?

CASAS for ESL is not an admissions test.
You do not have to earn a certain score to enroll in the ESOL Program.

The state of Florida requires students to take placement tests before entering certain programs. The CASAS for ESL meets the state's requirements for students entering an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program. You should take the test if you are entering the ESOL Program as a U.S. citizen or resident alien.

Seminole State uses your CASAS for ESL score to:

  • Assess your English skills, which will reveal the program level at which you should begin your studies. 
    • Beginning at the right level is critical for successfully learning English.
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses. At Seminole State, we want you to succeed. By knowing what areas you need help in, your instructors can work with you more effectively to improve your skills.

What Should I Do If I Haven't Taken the CASAS for ESL?

You can take the CASAS for ESL exam year-round. Please click your preferred testing location for test center hours:

How Can I Learn More About the CASAS for ESL?

For more information on the CASAS for ESL, speak with a Seminole State academic advisor or call Seminole State's ESOL Student Services Department at:

  • Altamonte Springs Campus: 407.404.6002
  • Lee Campus at Oviedo: 407.971.5016
  • Sanford/Lake Mary Campus: 407.708.2420

Examination Day Reminders

  • Prior to taking any examination, you will need to present a current, valid, and original photo ID with a signature (e.g.- passport, driver's license, or state-issued photo id.)
    • Digital identification is not permissible. 
  • If your Photo ID does not include a signature, a second ID is required with your name and signature (e.g.- social security card, voter registration card, credit card or debit card. 


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