Placement Testing
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Placement and Proficiency
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(217) 244-4437
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New Freshmen

Placement testing is closed and will reopen in May 2023.


Math is the only placement test that all new freshmen are required to take, and it is the only placement test that you can take more than once. Whether or not you are required to take any of the other placement exams depends on which College you are going into, what your academic background is, and what you chose for your intended program of study. Even if you have taken Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate tests in these subjects, you still need to take the placement exams if your College requires them. Please complete your placement testing at least two weeks prior to your New Student Registration date.

  • Math placement testing - Click here for more information and the login link.
  • Science placement testing - Click here to log in with your NetID and password.
  • "Language other than English" placement testing - Click here to log in with your NetID and password.
  • Composition placement testing - If you submitted ACT/SAT scores, you do not have to fill out the Rhetoric Placement Questionnaire. For more information, click on your College (below). International students who are required to take the EPT must take the EPT for placement into their 'Composition I' class.

Not sure which placement tests you have to take? Click on the College that you have been admitted to.

Requirements for Freshmen

  • College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences 2022-2023

  • College of Applied Health Sciences 2022-2023

  • College of Education 2022-2023

  • College of Fine & Applied Arts 2022-2023

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2022-2023

  • College of Media 2022-2023

  • Division of General Studies 2022-2023

  • Gies College of Business 2022-2023

  • Grainger College of Engineering 2022-2023

  • School of Information Sciences 2022-2023

  • School of Social Work 2022-2023