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Information for Academic Advisors (last updated November 8, 2019)
Placement testing for Spring 2020 course enrollment is open. All new students for 2019-2020 can log in and take the placement tests they may need to take.
Only transfer students who are pursuing an MCB curriculum are REQUIRED to take the MCB Placement Test. Others are welcome to try it if they are thinking of pursuing a molecular biology curriculum.
The English Placement Test ("the EPT") will be offered Tuesday morning, January 14; Wednesday morning, January 15; and Thursday morning, January 16. Please remind your students that these dates are during the week BEFORE classes start for Spring semester! They should plan their travels accordingly. Registration is now open.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org If there’s a question about a particular student, please have the UIN handy.