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Instructions for Taking the Online Science and LOTE Placement Exams

Step 5


To log in and take your placement exams now, click here

 Then select "University of Illinois Placement Tests."



Not able to log in?

  • Make sure that you informed the Office of Undergraduate Admissions that you accept Illinois’ offer of admission.
  • Make sure that you entered a correct Active Directory ID and password. Click here if you need help with your IDs and passwords.
  • Try using a different browser. We strongly recommend that you use Firefox, Chrome, or Safari to access the placement tests.  We do not suggest using Internet Explorer.
  • Double-check your modem, cable, or DSL connection.
  • If you are unexpectedly disconnected in the middle of an exam (e.g., due to a thunderstorm), email with the subject line reading "disconnected placement exam." Tell us your full name, NetID, which exam got disconnected, and any error message you saw.

Missing an Exam?

If you logged in but you didn’t see the exam that you expected to take, it means either that you already took the exam or that you clicked into the test on an earlier occasion but exited without completing it.

  • If you already took the exam, you cannot take it again. Only one attempt is allowed.
  • If you clicked into it, read the instructions, and quit, the computer thought you had done as much as you could and removed the exam from your menu options. You can email us and request that we re-set the exam for you.

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