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Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)

The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) evaluates advanced-level English language competence of adult non-native speakers of English such as:
  • Students applying to United States, Canadian, British, and other educational institutions where the language of instruction is English.

  • Professionals who need English for work or training purposes.

  • Anyone interested in obtaining a general assessment of their English language proficiency for educational or employment opportunities.
The MELAB is a secure test battery and is administered only by authorized official examiners in the United States and Canada. Many educational institutions in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other countries accept the MELAB as an alternative to the TOEFL.


is conducted on the following dates at Washtenaw Community College:

Test Date Must Register Before
December 4, 2015 November 11, 2015 (by 4:00pm)
January 22, 2016 December 23, 2016 (by 4:00pm)
February 19, 2016 January 27, 2016 (by 4:00pm)
March 18, 2016 February 24, 2016 (by 4:00pm)


Download the MELAB Official Identification Form (PDF) from the following webpage:
  1. Complete the form and attach a passport size photo.
  2. The test fee is U.S. $140.00, without the speaking test or $180.00, with the speaking test.
    Note: Most schools require the speaking test along with the written test. Check each school's requirement.
  3. For in-person registration, turn in your completed MELAB Official Identification Form with the fee at SC 305. Check or money order should be made payable to Washtenaw Community College. Include the test fee, check or money order. Check or money order should be made payable to Washtenaw Community College.
  4. Your registration is valid for six months. The test fee is non-refundable.
  5. If you send the completed form through U.S. mail, send the completed forms with the test fee check or money order to the address below before the deadline.
MELAB Office
Washtenaw Community College
4800 E. Huron River Drive, SC 303
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

On Test Day

  • Arrive before the scheduled time. Late arrivals cannot take the test on that date. It may be possible to reschedule the test for another date.
  • You will need to show evidence of your identity. That can be:
    1. A valid passport
    2. Permanent Resident Card
    3. Official government issued identification with signatures and a photo


  • MELAB results are ready within six weeks after you take the test.
  • Institutions receive Official MELAB score reports six to seven weeks following the date on which you took the test.
  • Scores can be RUSHED to the institutions for an additional fee of $70.
  • MELAB results are not given by phone, fax, or email.

More information is available here.

Please call or write to us if you have questions about MELAB tests.
Anita Chaudhri
Testing Center Manager, MELAB
Washtenaw Community College
4800 E. Huron River Drive, SC 303
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734-677-5473


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