Tests Services

English Diagnostic Test (EDT)


The EDT exam is administered in NEC 116. Bring no materials with you to the examination room except a USF Student ID or government ID. Scratch paper will be furnished. No watches, pens, cell phones, etc. are allowed in the room while taking the EDT. You will have one hour to complete the examination.


USF Testing Services offers the EDT Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Please call Testing Services at 813-974-2742 to schedule your appointment at least one business day in advance.


The registration fee for the EDT test is $50.


  1. Submit your test fee online. Please note: Your purchase will appear on your bank/credit card account statement as "USF Innovative Education."

  2. Contact Testing Services at 813-974-2742 after step one has been completed to schedule your test date and time.


Appointments may be rescheduled up to one day in advance of your test date for a $15 fee. The reschedule fee must be paid online prior to calling. Missed appointments will require full repayment of exam fee.

Retest Policies

You may retake the EDT after two business days.

Reference Link

The EDT is a necessary requisite for admission to the School of Mass Communications.

Disability Services

If you require special accommodations based on a documented disability, please submit your request with documentation prior to scheduling an examination. Contact USF Students with Disability Services at 813-974-4309 for additional information.