The ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) is a test that measures how well you write in a language by comparing your performance with the criteria described in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines - Writing (Revised 2001). The WPT is a timed test. The test taker is given 90 minutes (booklet) or 80 minutes (internet) to complete the four major test prompts.
The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview by Computer (OPIc) measures how well you speak a language by comparing your performance with the criteria described in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines - Speaking (Revised 1999) It is conducted on the computer, and you will be asked to talk about yourself, your interests, your daily routine, etc. Pre-recorded prompts are played to the examinee, and they have a set amount of time to record their response to each prompt.
Test Reservation and Registration
1. Reserve your test dates/times at the MU Test Center at least 2 weeks in advance of your desired test dates. Please call in at (717) 872-3710 for reservation of your OPI(c) before you register using our online form. For the WPT, choose one of the scheduled dates listed on the right.
2. Submit a separate online OPI(c)/WPT TEST RESERVATION/REGISTRATION FORM, for each test session with a first and second choice of date and time. A non-refundable Reservation/Registration fee is required ($85/OPIc; $95/WPT; ). Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or electronic check accepted. If you are re-taking a WPT, the test will automatically be paper-based, and an additional shipping fee of $17.39 (CASH ONLY) is required on the day of your test.
3. Upon receipt of the complete Reservation/Registration Form, the Test Center will confirm your appointments via email. Your WPT and/or OPIc is considered confirmed at this point.
4. Scores will be sent via email from the Test Center as soon as they become available. This can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks.
On the following dates:
Tuesday at 12:00 p.m.
Monday at 5:00 p.m.
June 3, 24
July 1, 8, 15
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
May 21, 28
Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
July 2, 9, 16
February 4th through May 8th
**Please call ahead for an appointment before you register. We must confirm that we can accommodate you.
Administrative Office Location
College of Graduate & Professional Studies
Test Center, Lyle Hall
P.O. Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551
Phone (717) 872-3710
Fax (717) 872-3453