Placement Testing

Program Overview
All First Year students and most transfer students entering UIC are required to take one or more placement tests prior to the beginning of their first semester of study. Testing requirements vary depending upon a student’s college and major course of study. First year students must complete their required placement tests prior to signing up for Orientation.

The purpose of placement testing is to assist students and their academic advisors in the selection of the most appropriate beginning courses in each of four subject areas — mathematics, academic writing, chemistry, and foreign languages.

Placement tests are administered to newly-accepted incoming students prior to the beginning of their first semester of study. These administrations are conducted on-line and are free of charge.

Results of tests taken are made available to students during Orientation. Because placement tests are prerequisites for many UIC courses — and because the more popular classes are sometimes filled well before the semester begins — we recommend that students take their required placement tests at the earliest possible date.

Korean Placement Test
Students wishing to take the Korean Placement Exam will need to do so in person. The exam is being offered on Wednesday, May 20th at 1 pm and on Wednesday, June 10th at 5 pm. Test takers will be allowed up to two hours to complete the exam. Students unable to attend those times can work with the program instructor to make other arrangements.

Please email Korean instructor Hanae Kim at to register for the exam. The East Campus location and directions will be offered once your registration is confirmed. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early as late students will need to reschedule.