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Placement & Proficiency
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Physics Placement

Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2018-2019

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 the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019.

The online Physics Placement Test does not award academic credit. If you wish to take a physics proficiency exam, check the schedule, as they are offered at the beginning of each fall and spring semester and sometimes during Finals Week.

Questions? Contact "Placement & Proficiency" staff by emailing pnp@illinois.edu 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