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Placement & Proficiency
(217) 244-4437
pnp@illinois.edu


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8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fine and Applied Arts (FAA)

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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 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 plan to take a physics course at Illinois
Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) No. However, if you are thinking of taking MCB courses (e.g., possibly going into pre-med), you are strongly encouraged to take this test even if you have AP Biology or IB Biology credit.
English as a Second
Language (the EPT)
Only if your letter of admission states this.
Language Other
Than English (LOTE)
Yes, if you studied a LOTE in high school but did not fulfill the Gen Ed LOTE requirement. 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 different Language Requirements for graduation. Please consult with each department’s academic advisor or the FAA college office for the specific Language Requirements for your program of study.

Ready to test? Click here to take the Math Placement Test.

Ready to test? Click here to take your science or LOTE placement tests.

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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, if you are thinking of taking MCB courses (e.g., possibly going into pre-med), you are strongly encouraged to take this test even if you have AP Biology or IB Biology credit.
English as a Second
Language
Only if your letter of admission states this.
Language Other
Than English (LOTE)
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 different Language Requirements for graduation. Please consult with each department’s academic advisor or the FAA college office for the specific Language Requirements for your program of study.

Ready to test? Click here to take the Math Placement Test.

Ready to test? Click here to take your science or LOTE placement tests.

Return to the PNP homepage.