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please contact:

Placement & Proficiency
(217) 244-4437
pnp@illinois.edu


OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

PLACEMENT TESTING FOR SPRING SEMESTER IS OPEN.

Which test do you want to take?

  • Math placement test

  • Chemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Physics, French, German, Latin, and/or Spanish placement tests - Log in with your NetID and password. Be sure to complete the Academic Integrity statement first.

  • Chinese Placement Test - Log in with your NetID and password, enroll yourself for the test, and be sure to do the Technology Check to make sure that your speaking and writing responses will be captured.

  • Japanese Placement Test - This is NOT an online test. It will be offered on campus from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on January 11, 2019 in Room G30 FLB. Note that this is the Friday *before* classes start. Registration is required. The next opportunity to take this test will be in August 2019 prior to Fall semester.

  • Korean Placement Test - This is NOT an online test. It will be offered on campus from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on January 11, 2019 in Room G27 FLB. Note that this is the Friday *before* classes start. Registration is required. The next opportunity to take this test will be in August 2019 prior to Fall semester.

  • English as a Second Language Placement Test (EPT) - You will choose just one of the three on-campus test dates (January 8, January 9, or January 11) when you register. The test is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon each day.

Before you start ...

Please complete all of your placement exams at least two weeks before your registration date.

  • You may take the exams in whatever order you want.
  • You do NOT have to take all of your placement exams all at once. You may log out of placement testing after one test and log back in another day to take another test.
  • Once you start a test, though, you must complete it in one sitting. There is no "Save and Continue Later" feature.
  • Only math allows more than one attempt.
  • Detailed instructions for each test will appear before the test actually begins.

Before logging in, make sure that you ...

  • Know your Network ID and the Active Directory password that you created when you claimed your NetID.
  • Have a reliable Internet connection. The best browsers are Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.
  • Choose a quiet location where you will be able to work on a computer UNINTERRUPTED for an hour or two.
  • Close all other applications before you begin taking a placement exam so that you can focus on its questions and complete it within the time limit.
  • Have a pencil and scratch paper ready for calculations and diagrams if you want to take a science exam. You may also use a calculator.

Having Problems?

You can call us at 217-244-4437 during business hours (Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. through 5:00 p.m. Central Time) or you can email us at pnp@illinois.edu. Please let us know your UIN.

Not able to log in?

  • Make sure you inform the Office of Undergraduate Admissions that you accept Illinois’ offer of admission.
  • Enter the correct AD password for your NetID. Do you need to re-set your password ?
  • Try using a different browser. Firefox and Safari are recommended.
  • Double-check your modem, cable, or DSL connection. Go wherever there is a stronger Internet connection.

Disconnected?

  • If you are unexpectedly disconnected in the middle of an exam (e.g., due to a thunderstorm), just email us pnp@illinois.edu with the subject line reading "disconnected placement exam" and we will be happy to re-set it for you, if necessary. Tell us your full name, NetID, which exam got disconnected, and any error message you saw.

Missing an Exam?

If you logged in but you didn’t see the exam that you expected to take, it means either that you already took the exam or that you clicked into the test on an earlier occasion but exited without completing it.

  • If you already took the exam, you cannot take it again. Only one attempt is allowed.
  • If you entered the exam but quit before submitting answers, the computer thought you had done as much as you could and removed it from your menu options. You can email us and request that we re-set the exam for you.