All incoming freshmen must take the ALEKS PPL Math Placement Exam. There are no exceptions.
Transfer students with transferred credit for Calculus I do not need to take the ALEKS PPL Math Placement Exam. Transfer students who plan to enroll in Calculus I or in a lower-level math course (e.g., precalculus, trigonometry, algebra) must take the ALEKS PPL Math Placement Test. If you are not sure whether you will take a math course at Illinois, we encourage you to take the math placement test, especially if you are planning to major in Engineering or Math.
Whether you should take any of the science and "language other than English" (LOTE) placement tests will depend on several factors, including your academic background, the college you are entering, and any transferable credit you earned elsewhere. Click here to learn more.