Step 1 - Determine where and when you want to take the CAEL Assessment. Check that this date meets any admission deadlines.
Step 2 - Read through the detailed instructions found in the ? link at the top of the registration form.
Step 3 - Have your ID in hand.
Step 4 - Work your way through each section of the online registration form completing all sections. Be aware that there are boxes you need to tick off confirming that the information you provide is accurate.
Step 5 - You will be asked to create an Online Profile where you will log in to retrieve your Test Admission Ticket and your Score Report.
Step 6 - Decide how you will pay the registration fee. If you choose credit or debit card, you can pay online; if you chose Money Order you need to mail it to the CAEL Office as soon as possible.
Step 7 - Click the Register button. If you have provided all required information, review the details and click YES. If the system asks you to go back to review missing information, provide what is needed and click Register again. The system will ask you to confirm the information and click YES.
Step 8 - Your request for registration will be processed within 3 business days. If your registration was successful (you provided all required information and we received your payment), your registration will be processed. You will then receive an email indicating your Test Admission Ticket is ready to be downloaded. Review it carefully. Print it out and bring it with you on Testing Day.
Yes, registration for an Official CAEL Assessment is online.
If you cancel your test date, you may be eligible for a refund if you inform the CAEL Assessment Office, in writing, no later than 2 business days before the test date for which you have registered. For example, the deadline to cancel a Saturday test is Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. EST. If your request is not received at least 2 business days in advance, the CAEL Office may forfeit your full registration fee. Refunds will not be given if you do not follow proper registration procedures or fail to bring required documentation on the day of the test. The refund is your registration fee less a $60.00 administration fee.
There are no restrictions on how frequently you can write the CAEL Assessment.
Comparing a CAEL test result to a TOEFL test result is a bit like comparing apples and oranges. The two tests operationalize very different constructs of language. The TOEFL is a general proficiency measure, while the CAEL Assessment is a test of English in use for academic purposes within the domain of college or university study.