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Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) Placement

Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2018-2019

Placement into the introductory Molecular and Cellular Biology courses is based on the student's score on the MCB Placement Exam. Cutoff scores and placement recommendations are derived in collaboration with the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology and are reviewed annually. The policies below apply to all students entering the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019.

The online MCB Placement Test does not award academic credit. If you wish to take the MCB 150 Proficiency Exam, it is offered at the beginning of each fall and spring semester.

Questions? Contact "Placement & Proficiency" staff by emailing or by calling 217-244-4437 during business hours.


Test Score

Placement Message

0 - 10
Placed into MCB 150
11 - 14
Placed into MCB 215
15 - 20
Placed into MCB 250