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


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College of Media for 2018-2019

NEW FRESHMEN:

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

We will use your best ACT English 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, 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)

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


Placement testing for 2019-2020 will open in mid-April.

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 unless your letter of admission states that you must take the English Placement Test (the EPT). Students with partial 'Composition I' transfer credit have the option of taking RHET 233 to satisfy both the Advanced Composition and the Composition I requirements. Consult 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 (the EPT)

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 that same LOTE at Illinois. The College of Media requires that its students successfully complete the third level of a LOTE to fulfill the General Education language requirement. Check your handbook.

Placement testing for 2019-2020 will open in mid-April.