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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.

College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) for 2019-2020

NEW FRESHMEN:

PLACEMENT TEST "Do I Have To Take This Test?”
Rhetoric We will use your best ACT English+Reading sum or best SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score unless you are required to take the English Placement Test (the EPT). If you are required to take the EPT, you will have received an email informing you of this. Please note that we do not superscore the ACT (i.e., we sum your English and Reading subscores from the same test date).
Math (ALEKS PPL) Yes
Chemistry Yes
Physics Only if you have studied physics and you plan to take a physics course at Illinois
Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) No. However, it is strongly recommended for any student with AP Biology or IB Biology credit who is considering using that credit to pass out of MCB 150 and register for MCB 250.
English as a Second
Language (the EPT)
Only if you received the email stating that you are required to take it
Language Other
Than English (LOTE)
Only if you studied a LOTE in high school but did not successfully complete at least 3 years of the same LOTE, or if you plan to continue with the language at Illinois

To take the ALEKS PPL Math Placement Test, log in here.

To take an online science or foreign language test, log in here using your NetID and password. Options are Chemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Physics, Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish.

The Japanese Placement Test is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. in Room G30 FLB on Friday, January 17, 2020. This exam is not offered online. Please note that the test is given on the Friday BEFORE classes start for Spring semester! Plan your travels accordingly. You must register in advance. Walk-ins are not allowed.

The Korean Placement Test is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in Room G27 FLB on Friday, January 17, 2020. This exam is not offered online. Please note that the test is given on the Friday BEFORE classes start for Spring semester! Plan your travels accordingly. You must register in advance. Walk-ins are not allowed.

The English Placement Test ("the EPT") will be offered Tuesday morning, January 14; Wednesday morning, January 15; and Thursday morning, January 16. Please note that these dates are during the week BEFORE classes start for Spring semester! Plan your travels accordingly. Registration is required. You need attend only one of those three test dates.


TRANSFER STUDENTS:

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PLACEMENT TEST “Do I Have To Take This Test?”
Rhetoric If you haven't taken any college-level composition course, we will use your best ACT or SAT score to place you into a composition class unless you are required to take the English Placement Test (the EPT). Please note that we do not superscore the ACT (i.e., we sum your English and Reading subscores from the same test date). If you are required to take the EPT, you will have received an email informing you of this. Students who have TOEFL or IELTS scores that do not exempt them from the EPT and who have partial 'Composition I' transfer credit should take the EPT and follow the placement recommendation. Other transfer students with partial 'Composition I' transfer credit have the option of taking RHET 233 to satisfy both the Composition I requirement and the Advanced Composition requirement. Consult with your academic advisor to decide which option is best for you.
Math (ALEKS PPL) Only if you plan to enroll in a Calculus I or a lower-level math class
Chemistry Only if you studied chemistry in high school, you have not earned college credit in chemistry, and you plan to take chemistry at Illinois. Check your handbook.
Physics Only if you are required to take PHYS 211. Check your handbook.
Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) No. However, it is strongly recommended for any student with AP Biology or IB Biology credit who is considering using that credit to pass out of MCB 150 and register for MCB 250.
English as a Second
Language
Only if you received the email stating that you are required to take it
Language Other
Than English (LOTE)
Only if you studied a LOTE in high school, you have not earned college credit in the LOTE, and you plan to take courses in that same LOTE at Illinois. The College of AHS requires that its students successfully complete the third level of a LOTE to fulfill the General Education language requirement. Check your handbook.

To take the ALEKS PPL Math Placement Test, log in here.

To take an online science or foreign language test, log in here using your NetID and password. Options are Chemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Physics, Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish.

The Japanese Placement Test is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. in Room G30 FLB on Friday, January 17, 2020. This exam is not offered online. Please note that the test is given on the Friday BEFORE classes start for Spring semester! Plan your travels accordingly. You must register in advance. Walk-ins are not allowed.

The Korean Placement Test is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in Room G27 FLB on Friday, January 17, 2020. This exam is not offered online. Please note that the test is given on the Friday BEFORE classes start for Spring semester! Plan your travels accordingly. You must register in advance. Walk-ins are not allowed.

The English Placement Test ("the EPT") will be offered Tuesday morning, January 14; Wednesday morning, January 15; and Thursday morning, January 16. Please note that these dates are during the week BEFORE classes start for Spring semester! Plan your travels accordingly. Registration is required. You need attend only one of those three test dates.