Testing Exemptions


Academic Writing — Students whose 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.

Also, transfer students who have completed at least one semester of Academic Writing/English Composition in college are not required to take the Academic Writing placement test.

 

Chemistry — Transfer students who have completed one full year of General Chemistry in college are not required to take the Chemistry placement test. Such students should consult with the UIC Chemistry department for course selection in Chemistry.

 

Foreign Languages — Students who have no prior knowledge of the language they plan to study 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.

 

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.