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First Year Students

Recently accepted to UIC and have not started classes then you may take a placement test by logging into  You must complete the first year survey in order to fulfill your placement test requirements.

To start the process:

  1. Log into your  UIC Portal
  2. Click UIC Connect/Students
  3. Click Required Placement Tests

If you have any questions related to online placement testing or experience a problem while taking an online exam, visit UIC Testing FAQ’s

Spring 2024 Deadline Dates for Completing Tests: New Students need to complete their test(s) and the Online Pre-Orientation prior to advising. Orientation sign-up begins November 2023.  Placement tests can be taken until 3:00 pm Sunday, January 21, 2024.  However, to register for a class requiring a placement test by the add/drop deadline date (January 19, 2024), you must complete the test(s) prior to the final deadline date that is listed below:

  1. Accounting, Chemistry, Physics, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Russian – 3:00 PM Wednesday, January 17, 2024
  2. Arabic, Chinese, Computer Science, English, Korean, Japanese, Modern Greek, Polish, and Spanish – 3:00 PM Sunday, January 14, 2024