Placement & Proficiency
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New Transfer Students

It's quite possible that you will not need to take any placement tests. This depends entirely on which College you are going into, what your academic background is, and how much (if any) earned credit has been transferred to your Illinois academic record from your previous institution. If you do need to take a placement exam, please do so at least two weeks prior to your Registration/Advising date.

Online placement testing for Spring 2021 course enrollment:
  • Math placement testing is now open. Access the login link here.
  • Science and "language other than English" placement testing is now open. Log in here with your NetID.
  • Transfer students into the Grainger College of Engineering or the ACES ABE Program do *not* need to take the Spatial Visualization Exam.
  • The English Placement Test ("the EPT") will be offered online in January 2021.
    • The Written EPT will be given on January 12, 13, 14, and 18. You will choose only one of those dates when you register in advance to take the test.
    • The Oral EPT will be given on January 15 and January 19. If you need to take only the Oral EPT, register here.

Not sure which placement tests you have to take? Click on the College that you have been admitted to.


Requirements for Transfer Students

  • College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences 2020-2021

  • College of Applied Health Sciences 2020-2021

  • College of Education 2020-2021

  • College of Fine & Applied Arts 2020-2021

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2020-2021

  • College of Media 2020-2021

  • Division of General Studies 2020-2021

  • Gies College of Business 2020-2021

  • Grainger College of Engineering 2020-2021

  • School of Information Sciences 2020-2021

  • School of Social Work 2020-2021