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Information for Academic Advisors (last updated May 16, 2019)
Please be aware that we DO NOT send placement test results to other institutions. Our test content and our course placement recommendations are pegged to the content that is taught in UIUC courses, which may or may not be the same as the content that is taught in the other school's courses. To enroll in a course at another institution, the student needs to take that institution's placement test.
ALEKS PPL valid test dates:
Chinese Placement Testing:
Significant PNP changes for 2019-2020:
The SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) cutoffs for proficiency credit is now 700. The ACT cutoffs are based on the sum of a student's ACT English and ACT Reading scores. Please note that we do not superscore (i.e., we do not "mix and match" in order to take the highest English and highest Reading score from different test dates).
AP U.S. History will no longer award credit for HIST 172. Scores of 3, 4 and 5 will all earn 3 hours of HIST 1 - - credit.
AP French scores of 4 will now earn an additional two hours for FR 205.
An evaluation of all test scores was run on May 2nd for our incoming students. When another test score comes in (e.g., the student takes the Chemistry Placement Exam), the "Last Updated" date for the PNP Student Profile will change from "2019-05-02" to the date when that new score was processed. Please check the "Last Updated" date and if you print out the PNP Student Profile, be sure to keep only the most recent version.
Both chemistry placement and Rhetoric placement use ACT and SAT scores.
Many students take one or both tests multiple times.
Test-based credit will not be taken away.
Remember, it is not permitted for currently enrolled undergraduate students to take the ACT or SAT now, as college students, in an attempt to earn RHET 105 credit. This policy appears in the Academic Catalog under "Degree Requirements: Written Communication Requirement" for undergraduate students. The ACT and the SAT, and the AP and IB exams too, are written for and statistically normed on high school students. Although test scores will be evaluated for course placement and possible proficiency credit whenever they are received -- for example, it is okay for a UIUC junior or senior to send in their AP scores that were never sent when they first enrolled as a freshman -- the tests themselves have to have been taken prior to enrolling in college courses.
Feel free to call Diana at 265-6248. You may also email email@example.com If there’s a question about a particular student, please have the UIN handy.