Attention New Students, test registration for newly admitted students will begin in June! Please refer to the New Student Guide for updates.
The UCI Academic Testing
Center, a unit within the Division of Undergraduate Education,
administers the Placement
Testing Program to
new and continuing students to ensure correct placement in
selected introductory courses and to help students assess
their readiness for University-level work. These tests are
selected or developed by UCI faculty who also determine the
grading criteria for each test. Students, with the help of
academic counselors, use results from placement tests to
determine enrollment in introductory courses and to formulate
a plan of study that is best suited for their learning needs
and career goals.
Placement tests are
currently given in the areas of Physics, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese
and Academic English.
The Academic Testing
also administers the Language
Testing Program which provides proficiency tests
as a way for students to seek satisfaction of language components
of some UCI general education requirements, such as the Language Other
Than English (Category
VI) general education requirement and a portion of the International/Global
VIII) general education requirement.
Tests are offered in
over 40 languages and are administered 3 times during the