Administers the Placement Testing Program to new and continuing students to ensure correct placement in selected introductory courses.
The UCI Academic Testing Center (ATC), a unit within the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), 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.
The ATC also administers the Language Testing Program which provides language proficiency tests as a way for students to seek satisfaction of some UCI General Education requirements, such as the Language Other Than English (Category VI) requirement and a portion of the International/Global Studies (Category VIII) requirement. Tests are offered in over 40 languages and are administered at scheduled times during the academic year.
The ATC also hosts the Distance Testing Program and serves as a testing center to the general public. Individuals who are enrolled in a distance learning course, applying for certification or license renewal, or taking an aptitude test as part of a job application can use the ATC’s testing services for a moderate fee.