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The UCI Academic Testing Center (ATC) is home to the Placement Testing Program, Language Exemption Testing Program, Distance Testing Program, and many other resources for the UCI community.

The ATC’s primary mission is to ensure that new and continuing students are accurately placed in selected introductory courses and to make sure that students get the best start possible for their academic careers.

UCI faculty also benefit from the ATC’s proctoring and scanning services.

The general community can take advantage of the ATC’s services through its Distance Testing Program for students who require proctored testing from institutions outside of UCI.


Placement Testing

The ATC offers placement tests for various languages and general introductory course sequences. These exams are designed to place students in the courses that allow for the most advantageous growth. Click below to learn which placement tests the ATC offers and to find out which tests you should take.

Language Exemption

Students who speak a language other than English may satisfy UCI Category VI (Language Other Than English) and Category VIII (International/Global Issues)  General Education requirements through Language Exemption testing. Click below to see which Language Exemption tests the ATC offers.

ICS Credit By Exam

The ICS Credit By Exam testing program enables students to earn course credit by demonstrating their understanding of ICS course material. Students can test for credit in ICS 31, 45C, and 45J courses. Please note that restrictions apply. Click below to learn more about the Credit By Exam program.

Distance Testing

The ATC serves the public as a member of the Consortium of College Testing Centers (CCTC). Individuals enrolled in a distance learning course, applying for certification or license renewal, or taking an aptitude test can use the ATC’s testing services for a fee. Click below to learn more about our Distance Testing services.

Zoom Proctoring

For athletics and faculty only. The ATC offers Zoom proctoring services for athletics and large-format lecture courses. Coaches may schedule NCAA recruitment exams on demand. Faculty interested in Zoom proctoring services must apply. Click below to learn more about our Zoom proctoring services.

Scanning Services

For faculty only. The ATC offers full-service test scanning for campus departments at UCI. Services include single or multiple version test scoring, data reporting, and analysis of testing data for an hourly fee. Please note that restrictions apply. Click below to learn more or to request scanning services.

ATC Schedule

See what placement tests are offered this quarter.