Due to the COVID-19 epidemic and the need for social distancing, there currently is limited face-to-face proctored testing at the Testing Center on South Neil Street. Some online proctoring may be possible. Please contact the Testing Center for the most updated information at (217) 244-1342.
For the purpose of fulfilling the Gen Ed language requirement, we accept test results from the following institutions. No academic credit is awarded. Please note that you are responsible for making arrangements and for paying all proctoring and testing fees. You should plan on taking the exam during Fall or Spring semester, as faculty are not usually available during the summer to administer language tests.
- New York University School of Professional Studies. NYU offers language proficiency testing in over 50 languages. Several are currently online, and NYU plans to transition all of their language proficiency exams to an online format in the coming months. Whether you take an online exam or a paper-and-pencil exam, you must pay by credit card in advance, choosing the 12-point exam in the language that you wish to be tested in.
- University of Pennsylvania Language Center. NOT AVAILABLE DURING FALL 2020 DUE TO COVID-19. UPenn offers language proficiency testing in 48 languages. When filling out their registration form, under "Name of Academic Advisor" put "Diana Steele" (do not type in your actual advisor's name) and for her email address, put "email@example.com". Under "Address Where Test Results Should Be Sent," put Dean Steltman's information: Robert Steltman, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Administration, 2002 Lincoln Hall, 702 South Wright Street, Urbana IL 61801. PHONE 217-244-6877. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brigham Young University. BYU offers language proficiency testing in over 50 languages, but their tests assess only through the third level of language study. All programs in the Gies College of Business, most programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and some programs in the College of Fine and Applied Arts require that you demonstrate proficiency through the fourth level. If your program requires fourth-level proficiency, you cannot take a BYU language test. When filling out BYU's registration form, you'll notice that UIUC is not included in their drop-down menu. Please select "Other" and provide them with the Testing Center's proctor's contact information.
Contact PNP for assistance in completing the registration form or if you have any questions.