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Placement & Proficiency
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8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Placement testing for 2019-2020 will open in mid-April.
Illinois offers a variety of introductory-level courses, even within the same subject, and so the purpose of placement testing is to determine which of those introductory-level courses is the right one for you.
If you score high on a placement test, you will qualify for the departmental proficiency test. You are not required to take a proficiency test, but it is an option to consider. Click on "Proficiency Testing" to the left for more information.
You should complete all of your placement exams at least two weeks prior to your Registration/Advising appointment. If you wait until the last minute, your test results might not be available for your academic advisor to see.
Remember, if you never studied the subject, you do NOT need to take its placement test.