Testing Exemptions

Academic Writing Students that have an official ACT English sub-score* is 27 or higher are not required to take the Academic Writing placement test. Such students should consult with an Academic Advisor from the UIC Undergraduate College into which they plan to enroll for course selection in Academic Writing. Transfer students who have completed at least one semester of college–level Academic Writing/English Composition are not required to take the Academic Writing placement test.
Chemistry Transfer students who have completed one full year of college level General Chemistry course are not required to take the Chemistry placement test. If you meet this requirement you should consult with the UIC Chemistry department for course selection in Chemistry.
Foreign Languages Students who have no prior knowledge of the language, except Spanish, and plan to study a foreign language at UIC are not required to take the placement test for that language. In most cases, such students will be allowed to register for the 101 level class in their chosen language. All students who want to take Spanish must take the placement test regardless of prior knowledge.
Mathematics If a student is awarded transfer credit for Pre-Calculus (Math 121) or Calculus (Math 180) by UIC, they are eligible to enroll in any course requiring these courses as a prerequisite without taking the ALEKS Placement Exam.