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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 Fine and Applied Arts (FAA) 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 Only if you plan to take a chemistry course at Illinois and you have completed less than two years of chemistry in high school
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 fulfill the Gen Ed LOTE requirement, or if you plan to continue with the language at Illinois. The Gen Ed Language Requirement for most programs of study is satisfied by completion of three years of one LOTE in high school or through the third level (3 semesters) of one LOTE in college. Students completing programs of study in Art History, Music History, and Music/Vocal Performance have higher language requirements for graduation. Please consult with your department’s academic advisor or the FAA college office for the specific language requirements for your program of study.

Placement testing will open on November 1st for Spring 2020 course enrollment.

Registration for the mid-semester English Placement Test is still open. The test will be given on campus tomorrow -- Saturday, October 12th from 9:00 to noon -- in the Oregon Building Computer Lab. Advance registration is required, as seating is limited. There is no online option for mid-semester testing.


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 plan 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 need to continue studying a LOTE to fulfill your language requirement. Check your handbook. The Gen Ed Language Requirement for most programs of study is satisfied by completion of three years of one LOTE in high school or through the third level (3 semesters) of one LOTE in college. Students completing programs of study in Art History, Music History, and Music/Vocal Performance have higher language requirements for graduation. Please consult with your department’s academic advisor or the FAA college office for the specific language requirements for your program of study.

Placement testing will open on November 1st for Spring 2020 course enrollment.

Registration for the mid-semester English Placement Test is still open. The test will be given on campus tomorrow -- Saturday, October 12th from 9:00 to noon -- in the Oregon Building Computer Lab. Advance registration is required, as seating is limited. There is no online option for mid-semester testing.