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Physics Placement 

Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2013-2014

Placement into the introductory Physics courses is based on the student's score on the Physics Placement Exam. Cutoff scores and placement recommendations are derived in collaboration with the Physics Department and are reviewed annually. The policies below apply to all students entering Illinois in Summer 2013, Fall 2013, or Spring 2014.

The online Physics Placement Exam does not award proficiency credit. Click here for information about the Physics Proficiency Exams.

Questions? Contact Measurement & Evaluation by emailing or by calling 217-244-4437 during business hours.


Test Score

Placement Message

0 - 7 Placed into PHYS 100
8 - 9 PHYS 100 is highly recommended
10 - 13 Placed into PHYS 211 if math prerequisite has been met