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Placement & Proficiency
(217) 244-4437
pnp@illinois.edu


OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Subjects with Departmental Proficiency Exams

There are many exams that allow an incoming student to try to earn proficiency credit. In addition to the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams that you can take in high school, you have ample opportunity to demonstrate your proficiency in the sciences and the humanities by taking a departmental proficiency exam once you come to campus. Most proficiency exams are offered during the first week of classes. Click on a subject below for more specific information.

Some departments require that you register in advance. Please be sure to click on the link and check for registration deadlines!

 

Already administered for Fall 2017. Check back later for Spring 2018 test dates.

Already administered for Fall 2017. Check back later for Spring 2018 test dates.

Already administered for Fall 2017. Check back later for Spring 2018 test dates.

Already administered for Fall 2017. Check back later for Spring 2018 test dates.

Already administered for Fall 2017. Check back later for Spring 2018 test dates.

There will be a mid-semester Chinese Placement Test offered for the purpose of both course enrollment and General Education LOTE fulfillment.  Click here to register. Your specific test date will be confirmed via email after your registration has processed.

Check back later for other languages' Spring 2018 test dates. Click link for additional details.

Already administered for Fall 2017. Check back later for Spring 2018 test dates.

Already administered for Fall 2017. The next test date is January 20, 20-18 with a registration deadline of 5:00 pm on January 17. Click here for more information.

Click link for information.

Already administered for Fall 2017. Check back later for information on tests offered during Finals Week or in Spring 2018.

Already administered for Fall 2017. Check back later for Spring 2018 test dates.

There is no departmental proficiency test for RHET 105. Click link for information.

 

Any student who just missed earning proficiency credit from the AP Calculus or AP Physics exams and any student who scores well on the Chemistry and/or Physics Placement Exams should seriously consider taking the departmental proficiency test. 

 

To try to proficiency out of an introductory course not mentioned above, contact the department that offers the course. 

If the proficiency exam also offers course placement, you will need to check with the department for your placement results. 

 

IMPORTANT! Duplicate credit earned through AP, IB, departmental examinations or any other means will not be granted. This means, for example, that if you already earned MATH 220 credit through the AP Calculus exam, you cannot earn MATH 220 credit again by taking the Math Proficiency Exam. Credit for a particular course will be awarded only once.