Graduate Writing Exam: Non-Native English Speakers/ESL Students

The Graduate Writing Exam is separate from the English Evaluation Test (EET), an exam that the Institute requires all entering international graduate students to take if their primary language of instruction has not been English from the age of six through high school.

The GWE is the same exam for both native and non-native English speakers. Some departments and programs require students to take both the GWE and the EET to determine if further ESL study is needed. If you are a non-native English speaker and have questions about what exams you need to take, contact your Graduate Administrator.

Click here for more information about the relationship between the MIT English Evaluation Test and the Graduate Writing Exam.