Northern Michigan University is an official test site for the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB). The MELAB is based in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan. Find more information at The Cambridge Michigan English Language Institute

About the MELAB

The MELAB evaluates advanced-level English language competence of adult nonnative speakers of English. The MELAB is intended for:

  • 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 and is administered only by authorized official examiners. Many educational institutions in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other countries accept the MELAB as an alternative to the TOEFL.

Download a copy of the MELAB Official Identification Form (PDF)

How to register for the MELAB at NMU

  • Complete the MELAB Official Identification Form (PDF). You can fill out the form by typing the requested information into the required fields. You should be able to type directly into the form on your screen. Print the form and either mail it or bring it to NMU's International Programs office.
  • Send your completed application and proctoring fee to:
    • Northern Michigan University
      International Programs Office
      1401 Presque Isle Avenue
      Marquette, MI  49855

      Phone: 906-227-2510
      E-mail: anmaki@nmu.edu
  • Obtain a registration bulletin from the MELAB web site and review the day-of-test rules and regulations. The test fee must be paid in two parts: 1) non-refundable proctoring fee of $75 paid at the time of registration fee  2) testing fee of $60 paid when you arrive for testing.
  • You can make one payment of $135 when you submit your application.
  • Both fees may be paid by cash or check made payable to Northern Michigan University.

MELAB Application/Test Dates

Application Due Date

Test Date



October 2, 2015 October 23 10:00 am (eastern time zone)

Hedgcock 2603

October 30, 2015 November 20 10:00 am (eastern time zone)

Hedgcock 2603

November 13, 2015 December 4 10:00 am (eastern time zone)

Hedgcock 2603

January 1, 2016 January 22, 2016 9:00 am (eastern time zone) TBA
January 29, 2016 February 19, 2016 9:00 am (eastern time zone) TBA
February 26, 2016 March 18, 2016 9:00 am (eastern time zone) TBA
March 25, 216 April 15, 2016 9:00 am (eastern time zone) TBA
April 29, 2016 May 20, 2016 9:00 am (eastern time zone) TBA
May 27, 2016 June 17, 2016 9:00 am (eastern time zone) TBA
June 24, 2016 July 15, 2016 9:00 am (eastern time zone) TBA
July 29, 2016 August 19, 2016 9:00 am (eastern time zone) TBA
August 26, 2016 September 16, 2016 9:00 am (eastern time zone) TBA
September 23, 2016 October 14, 2016 9:00 am (eastern time zone) TBA
October 21, 2016 November 11, 2016 9:00 am (eastern time zone) TBA
November 11, 2016 December 2, 2016 9:00 am (eastern time zone) TBA



 Important information about the MELAB Test

Contact Angela Maki in the International Programs Office 906-225-2510 or anmaki@nmu.edu for more information.


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