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Counseling & Testing

Counseling and Testing Center
Mary E. Forney Hall, Rm 306
1210 Blake Avenue
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3140
phone: 208-885-6716
fax: 208-885-4354


Counseling and Testing Center Hours
8:00 am-5:00 pm (academic year)
7:30 am-4:30 pm (summer)

Testing Number

Testing Phone: 885-5138

Crisis Numbers

CTC After-hours Crisis Line: 208-885-6716

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

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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 nonnative speakers of English. The MELAB consists of three parts: a composition, a listening test, and a written test containing grammar, cloze, vocabulary, and reading comprehension problems. An optional speaking test is also available. Many educational institutions in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other countries accept the MELAB as an alternative to the TOEFL.

For a list of schools that accept the MELAB, click here.

The Counseling & Testing Center offers the MELAB on dates specified by MELAB. However, we are typically able to offer one administration per calendar month. You must register a minimum of two (2) weeks in advance of a testing date. To schedule a MELAB contact the CTC at 208-885-5138 or by email at

To register for a MELAB you must complete a MELAB Official Identification Form and bring it to the CTC along with your registration fee.

The fee for the MELAB is $150 payable by check or money order made out to the Bursar, University of Idaho or by cash.

Note: The CTC does not currently offer the speaking portion of the MELAB.

For more information on the MELAB click here

For information on the University of Idaho's English proficiency requirements click here