Academic English Placement Test
What is the purpose of the Academic English (AE) Placement Test?
The purpose of this exam is to identify
those students who would benefit from Academic English (AE) course work.
needs to take the Academic English Placement Test?
You may be required to take the AE
Your performance on the UC Analytical
Writing Placement Exam indicates that AE course work would be
You are an International Student and have not satisfied the University Entry Level Writing Requirement.
When should I take the Academic English test?
The AE Test must be taken prior
to your first quarter of enrollment at UCI. It is strongly recommended that
you take this test as early as possible for improved course choices when you
enroll. The AE test may not be repeated.
long is the test?
This 100-minute test has two components:
Writing - You will have
50 minutes to respond to an essay question. Your essay will be evaluated on
the basis of grammar, vocabulary, content, and organization.
Reading - You will have
50 minutes to answer multiple-choice questions on reading comprehension and
- Don't forget your blue book! - This item is required and can be purchased at the UCI Bookstore.
happens after the test?
Within three weeks
after your exam dates, you can check your results on the
Academic Testing Center website. If your scores on the test do not exempt
you from Academic English course work, then you must enroll in the appropriate
AE reading course (Humanities 22A) and AE writing course (Humanities 20A-B-C).
Since these AE courses are designed to improve your abilities in academic
reading and writing, they are most beneficial if begun during your first
quarter at UCI. You must enroll in required AE courses no later than your
second quarter. Upon completion of your AE course work, you will then be
placed into the appropriate lower-division writing course. You must complete
your AE writing course work before taking the course needed to satisfy the
UC Entry Level Writing Requirement. The AE course sequence can be viewed here.
long are the test results valid?
results are valid for your entire academic career at UCI.
test registration required?
Test registration is always
required. You may register online, by phone or email.
I need an I.D. to take a placement test?
Yes. To be admitted to
any test administered by the Academic Testing Center, you must present two
forms of valid photo I.D. This requirement is strictly enforced.
The following are examples
of acceptable forms of I.D.:
UCI or other school photo
I.D. card AND a government-issued photo I.D. card. (e.g., a photo-bearing
driver's license, a photo-bearing DMV-issued identification card, a photo-bearing
military I.D. card, a passport featuring a current photograph, a Permanent
Resident Card- commonly know as a Green Card- featuring a current
here for sample