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College of Media

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PLACEMENT TEST “Do I Have To Take This Test?”
Rhetoric

We will use your best ACT English or SAT Critical Reading score unless your letter of admission states that you must take the English as a Second Language Placement Test (the EPT). Any new student who took the iBT TOEFL and scored lower than 103 is strongly encouraged to take the EPT even if he or she is not required to take 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

English as a Second
Language (the EPT)

Only if your letter of admission states this. However, any new student who took the iBT TOEFL and scored lower than 103 is strongly encouraged to take the EPT even if he or she is not required to take the EPT.

Language Other
Than English (LOTE)

Yes, if you studied a LOTE in high school but did not successfully complete at least 3 years of the same LOTE

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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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 or SAT Critical Reading score. 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.

English as a Second
Language

Only if your letter of admission states this. However, any new student who took the iBT TOEFL and scored lower than 103 is strongly encouraged to take the EPT even if he or she is not required to take the EPT.

Language Other
Than English (LOTE)

Only if you have high school credit in a LOTE, and you have not earned college credit in the LOTE, and you plan to take courses in the LOTE at Illinois. The Gen Ed LOTE requirement for the College of Media is to successfully complete the third level. Check your handbook.

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 PNP homepage.