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Information for Academic Advisors

How to Log in and Interpret Student Profiles

You may wish to bookmark the Information for Academic Advisors page because this page not only will provide you with the login link but also will be where we post any announcements specifically for advisors.

Logging in to the PNP Student Profiles

  1. Click “Log In to the PNP System.” Log in using your EnterpriseID and password. This will take you to the Search page: 

  2. Enter the student’s 9-digit UIN with no spaces and no hyphens.
  3. If you do not know the UIN, enter the student’s full name. The field is not case-sensitive. If the name is not unique, a table of “Search Results” will appear. The arrow next to each column title allows you to list the search results in ascending or descending order, whichever you prefer (e.g., sort by first name, sort by date of birth). Click on the UIN of the student whose records you wish to see.
  4. If you do not know the UIN or full name, enter partial information according to these rules:
    • Use the percent sign (%) as a wild card.
    • The UIN must contain at least three numbers before you add the wild card.
    • If you are not entering the UIN, you must enter at least two characters of the student’s last name before you add the wild card.
    • If you enter only the last name, the search might take a while depending on how common the last name is. Try to enter some other information too, such as the student’s College or the initial of the first name followed by the wild card.
    • Searching by College must be combined with last name.
  5. Clicking “Reset” will erase what you have typed so that you can start over.

NOTE: The best way to print Student Profiles is to set the print orientation to landscape. This prevents high school units and other large tables from getting cut off. Please print-preview before printing. You may need to reduce the size from 100% to 90% to make it fit.

Interpreting the PNP Student Profile

A “Student Information” section appears first and provides you with demographic information for the student you selected.

Next is the section with "Testing Information." There is a Last Updated date in YYYY-MM-DD format. The Student Profiles are updated every time we process a test score, so if you print out the profiles, we recommend you always check the “Last Updated” date and keep only the most recent one.

  1. In the section with testing information, the UIUC Placement Exam table appears first. Here you see both the test scores and the placement messages for Rhetoric, Language Other Than English (if the student took an online French, German, Latin, or Spanish Placement Test), Chemistry, MCB, and Physics (if the student took one or more of these online science placement tests). Online exams should be taken at least two weeks prior to the student’s Summer Registration date to ensure that results will be available.
    • The ACT English and SAT EBRW scores that you see will be the highest of a student’s multiple attempts at the test. If the student took both the ACT and the SAT, this table will reflect results from both exams.
    • An "N/A" in the “Credit hours earned” column and the “Courses credited” column means “not applicable.” This will occur for math, chemistry, MCB, physics, and language other than English because students receive placement only in these subjects; it is not possible for a student to earn proficiency credit based on the online placement exams.
  2. The next table provides information about the student’s placement into a math course based on the ALEKS PPL math placement exam. The ALEKS PPL math exam is required of all new freshmen, and students must be attending the course they place into within four months of earning the score; otherwise, they will have to re-take the math placement exam.
    • If the student did not take ALEKS PPL, the message will read “No information found.”
    • Otherwise, the test score and the math course placement will appear.
    • The ALEKS PPL math score that you see in this table will be the highest of a student’s multiple attempts at the test. Scroll down if you wish to see the dates and results of all the multiple attempts. 
  3. The next section pertains to non-native speakers of English. Whereas all native speakers of English get placed into a Rhetoric course based on their ACT or SAT score, non-native speakers of English might have to take the English as a Second Language Placement Test (EPT) in order to determine whether they will fulfill their General Education Composition I requirement with a RHET course or with an ESL course. This EPT determination is based on the test scores they submit with their application materials. Students are informed about the need to take the EPT in their letter of admission. In this section, you will see either the phrase "EPT (both Oral and Written) Required" or the phrase "EPT (both Oral and Written) Not Required."
  4. The next table provides information about the student’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) test scores. If there are no AP records on file, the message will read “No information found.” Otherwise, the name of the test, the test score, any earned proficiency credit, and course placement (if applicable) will be listed. AP scores are received electronically from the College Board every week and processed immediately.
  5. The next table provides information about the student’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) test scores. If there are no IB records on file, the message will read “No information found.” Otherwise, the name of the test, the test score, any earned proficiency credit, and course placement (if applicable) will be listed. The vast majority of IB test scores arrive in August and are entered manually when the IB transcripts arrive.
  6. After these sections with placement messages and proficiency credit is a section detailing the student’s scores on the ALEKS PPL math exam, the previous version of the math exam (known as ALEKS), the ACT, the SAT, the IELTS, and/or iBT TOEFL test. If the student took any of these tests more than once, there will be more than one column in reverse chronological order. That is, the most recent set of test scores will appear as the left-most column. The date that the student took the exam is in the header of the column.
    • If the student took 'the old' SAT, there will first appear the original three-digit scores and then there will be the two-digit equivalency scores for the ACT Composite, ACT English, and ACT Math scores.Scores from 'the new' SAT do not get converted.
    • Note that Illinois does not currently use the ACT or the SAT Writing (essay) score for placement or proficiency purposes.

At the end of the Student Profile is a summary of High School Information. The high school units populating this table will be the same information available in Banner. It appears here for convenience, e.g., if you wish to see how many years the student took a foreign language.

If you wish to return to your Search Table, click “Return to Search.” If you wish to look up a different student, click “New Search.”

Logging Out of the PNP System

It is always best to quit your browser when leaving any secure site. This is the only way to ensure that no one else will be able to view your students’ confidential information.

Contact Us

If you have questions or problems contact us via email at pnp@illinois.edu or call Diana at (217) 265-6248.