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Placement Testing Reference Chart - Test- Day Check List

  Placement Test

Physics Calculus (if
you have
passed a
Precal. course)

Analytical
Writing

Academic
English
Chinese,
Japanese,
Korean,
Vietnamese,
Spanish
Arts***** * * Yes Yes, if you
receive a letter
from the
Acad.Engl.
Office
**
Business *

Yes, if you are a Business Administration Major

Yes Yes, if you
receive a letter
from the
Acad.Engl.
Office
**
Biological Sci. No,most Bio
Sci majors take
Physics 3
which does not
require a test.
Yes Yes Yes, if you
receive a letter
from the
Acad.Engl.
Office
**
Engineering Physics 7C
Yes Yes Yes, if you
receive a letter
from the
Acad.Engl.
Office
**
Humanities * * Yes Yes, if you
receive a letter
from the
Acad.Engl.
Office
**
ICS Computer Science Majors do not need to take Physics. CSE majors do.
Yes, except for
Informatics Majors
Yes Yes, if you
receive a letter
from the
Acad.Engl.
Office
**

Pharmaceutical
Sci
.

No,most Pharmaceutical
Sci majors take
Physics 3
which does not
require a test.
Yes Yes Yes, if you
receive a letter
from the
Acad.Engl.
Office
**
Physical Sci. Yes, if your
major is
Chemistry,
Math**** or
Physics (take Physics 7C exam)
Yes, for all
majors
Yes Yes, if you
receive a letter
from the
Acad.Engl.
Office
**

Public Health Science

Public Health Policy

* Yes, if you are a
Public Health
Science/Policy major
Yes Yes, if you
receive a letter
from the
Acad.Engl.
Office
**
Social Ecology *** * * Yes Yes, if you
receive a letter
from the
Acad.Engl.
Office
**
Social Sciences + * Yes, if you are an Business Econ, General Econ or Quantitative Econ major Yes Yes, if you
receive a letter
from the
Acad.Engl.
Office
**
Undecided/Undecl. You should select tests required for majors that may interest you. Yes Yes, if you
receive a letter
from the
Acad.Engl.
Office
**
  * This placement test is required only if you plan to enroll in the course for which it is a prerequisite.
** Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Spanish tests are required only if you intend to enroll in those series.
French and German are optional, advisory placement tests.
*** If you are an Applied Ecology major, follow the recommendations for a major in Biological Sciences.
**** Math majors may take Physics.
***** Arts placement testing is required for Music transfer students and all new Dance majors. Refer to the Academic Testing Centerwebsite or the specific department for details.
+ If you are an International Studies major, you must satisfy the “2B” level of any language.

 

 

Test-Day Check List

  • Leave early and allow ample time to get to the test site. Familiarize yourself with the directions to the
    Gateway Plaza (the area located between the Gateway Study Center and the Langson Library) on UCI
    campus (see map) and parking information.
  • Read policies on academic honesty before you take an exam to familiarize yourself with appropriate
    behavior during a test at UCI.
  • The air conditioning or heating systems in the testing room(s) at UCI may not be under the control of the
    testing staff, so make sure you are dressed in a manner that will allow you to adapt to different room
    temperatures.
  • Check in at the Gateway Plaza at least 15 minutes prior to your first test time.

Items you are required to bring:

  • Your Entry Ticket (confirmation of registration)
  • A document with your UCI ID number
  • Two forms of valid, unexpired identification such as your UCI or other school photo ID card AND a
    government-issued photo ID card
    Examples of government-issued photo ID are:
  • A valid photo-bearing driver’s license
  • A photo-bearing DMV-issued identification card
  • A photo-bearing military identification card
  • A valid passport featuring a current photograph
  • A valid Permanent Resident Card (commonly known as a Green Card) featuring a current
    photograph
    .

Important Notes:

  • If the name on your ID card differs from the name in which you are registered, you must bring
    official verification of the change.
  • You MUST present your IDs and your Entry Ticket for any and all testing and for each
    administration of a test. You will not be admitted to the test site without them. This requirement
    will not be waived for any reason.
  • Exact change for parking, $4 An Hour or $10 All Day Info for Parking.
  • Several sharpened No. 2 black lead pencils. Pencils will not be provided at the test site.
  • An eraser
  • Black or blue pens.
  • Silent timing devices. It is recommended that you take a watch with you to the exam, as the testing room
    may not have a functioning clock.

Items you are not allowed to bring:

  • Any electronic devices that make noise such as cell phones, PDA's, pagers, beepers, and watch alarms
  • Books, pamphlets, notes, scratch paper, dictionaries, reference materials or any other testing aids
  • Food or drink. Neither food nor beverages may be taken into the testing room..

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