Excruciatingly Aggravating Graduate Level Exams (abbreviated as E.A.G.L.E.s, pronounced Eagles) are subject-exclusive examinations taken by fifth year students at Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. They are the equivalent, in some aspects, to the O.W.L.s at Hogwarts. Like O.W.L.s, these exams are designed to demonstrate a student's aptitude in a particular subject and will determine which graduate-level (sixth and seventh year) courses they will be permitted to take.
Additionally, like at Hogwarts, the term E.A.G.L.E. refers to both the exam itself and the level of class required to take the exam. As a result, the phrase "achieving an E.A.G.L.E" means that one has passed a course of this level.
The importance of E.A.G.L.E.s are said to be similar to the importance of taking college entrance exams for No-Maj students. As a result, students often spend the majority of their fourth year at Ilvermorny preparing for the exams. It has been noted that the pressure put upon students to pass their examinations is not nearly as extreme as it is for O.W.L. students at Hogwarts, though the pressure is still palpable.
Cheating is prevented through the use of Anti-Cheating Spells. Any student caught cheating faces expulsion from the school.
E.A.G.L.E.s are administered in written form, except for Potions, which is taken as both a written and a practical examination. Written exams are exactly 100 questions in length, two of which are essay-type. Practical exams for Potions involves students correctly brewing a prescribed potion under a certain time limit.