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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 is underway.
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 to sit for the departmental proficiency test. You are not required to take any proficiency test, but it is an option to consider. The "Proficiency Testing" page (click the link in the left panel) has more information.
You should complete all of your placement exams at least two weeks prior to your New Student Registration appointment. If you wait until the last minute, your test results might not be available for your academic advisor to see.
If you are a rising sophomore, junior or senior at Illinois who wishes to study Chinese, please take the "Chinese Placement Test for Continuing Students" at your earliest convenience. You can log in with your NetID, self-enroll into the test, and see your course placement recommendation upon completion.
Remember, if you have absolutely no familiarity with a subject, you do NOT need to take its placement test. You can click the INFORMATION links in the left-hand panel to learn about our academic writing courses, math placement testing, options for science placement testing, and studying a "language other than English."