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Placement & Proficiency
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pnp@illinois.edu


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8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Division of General Studies (DGS) for 2018-2019

NEW FRESHMEN:

PLACEMENT TEST “Do I Have To Take This Test?”
Rhetoric We will use your best ACT English, SAT Critical Reading, or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score unless your letter of admission states that you must take the English as a Second Language Placement Test (the EPT).
Math (ALEKS PPL) Yes
Chemistry Yes
Physics Yes, if you are thinking of transferring into any of the following programs:

 

  • College of ACES: Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • College of Engineering: any program
  • College of LAS:
    • Astronomy
    • Atmospheric Sciences
    • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    • Chemistry-specialized curriculum
    • Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability: the Science of the Earth System (SES) Concentration only
    • Physics
    • Specialized Geology (some of the options)
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 your letter of admission states this
Language Other
Than English (LOTE)
DGS students need to adhere to the LOTE requirements for the major/college they intend to declare. If you’re not sure, then take the LOTE placement exam now and discuss your plans with your academic advisor.
PLACEMENT TESTING FOR SPRING SEMESTER IS NOW OPEN.

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 English, SAT Critical Reading, or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score unless your letter of admission states that you must take the English as a Second Language Placement Test (the EPT).  If you have taken a college-level composition course, then your Rhetoric placement is based on your previously taken, transferable English courses. You must enroll in RHET 233 if you have earned at least one hour of transferable credit for academic writing but not enough to fulfill the Composition I requirement.
Math (ALEKS PPL) Only if you plan to enroll in a Calculus I or a lower-level math class
Chemistry Only if you have high school credit in chemistry, and 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 your letter of admission states this
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 the same LOTE at Illinois. DGS students need to adhere to the LOTE requirements for the major/college they intend to declare. If you’re not sure, then take the placement exam now and discuss your plans with your academic advisor. Check your handbook.
PLACEMENT TESTING FOR SPRING SEMESTER IS NOW OPEN.