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 three 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. Nine are currently online (Cantonese, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Spanish, and Yiddish). The others are paper-and-pencil. 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. Register for the 16-point exam of the language that you wish to be tested in. The 16-point exam is the 12-point exam plus the one-page essay that you write for the 4-point exam.
- University of Pennsylvania Language Center. GENERALLY NOT AVAILABLE DURING FALL 2020 DUE TO COVID-19. Please email Lada Vassilieva before filling out their registration form to ask whether it is possible for you to take their test. 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 "firstname.lastname@example.org". Under "Address Where Test Results Should Be Sent," put: Robert Steltman, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Administration, 2002 Lincoln Hall, 702 South Wright Street, Urbana IL 61801. PHONE 217-244-6877. EMAIL email@example.com
- 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.