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Information for Academic Advisors (last updated January 22, 2020)
The deadline for students to take the ALEKS PPL Math Placement Test for Spring 2020 course enrollment is Monday, January 27.
The deadline for students to take an online science or foreign language placement test for Spring 2020 course enrollment is Monday, February 3. After this date, new 2019-2020 students WILL NOT be able to log into the placement tests.
Students who wish to fulfill the Gen Ed language requirement with Chinese may take the Chinese Proficiency Test in the Testing Center at 1819 South Neil Street anytime between now and May 15, 2020. The cost is $25. Please tell your student which level of language proficiency their academic program requires.
Only transfer students who are pursuing an MCB curriculum are REQUIRED to take the MCB Placement Test.
Missing AP or IB test scores? It's not too late for your student to send them in. They can contact the College Board and/or the International Baccalaureate Organization and request that they be sent. A fee might be charged by the testing agency. Feel free to call Diana 265-6248 to check whether we have the scores before the student orders them again. Please have UIN and DOB ready.
Both chemistry placement and Rhetoric placement use ACT and SAT scores.
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.