Current Test Dates
The Academic Testing Center offers three types of academic testing:

    1. Placement Testing
    2. Language Exemption Testing (Note that some language exams serve as both placement and exemption exams. These exams will have an asterisk *)
    3. ICS Credit-by-Exam (Summer only, restrictions apply) 

For this current quarter’s Placement test dates, please view the calendar below.

If you are looking to take a Language Exemption test, requests must be made after Week 2 via email to testcenter@uci.edu. For more information on language exemption exams that are offered, please inquire via email to testcenter@uci.edu or visit the Language Exemption webpage here.

Winter Quarter 2023
*please note Quarter schedule will release at the end of quarter

Language Exam Calendar

Exam Date(s) Offered
Arabic 1-series Register through email.

Note: The Arabic coursework has been updated as of 2022-23. For more information on which Arabic placement exam is right for you, please the Arabic page.

Arabic 2-series Oral interview only via Zoom from Monday August 8 to Friday August 12. Please contact Dr. Omaima Zayed to schedule an interview date and time at ozayed@uci.edu.

Note: The Arabic coursework has been updated as of 2022-23. For more information on which Arabic placement exam is right for you, please the Arabic page.

Armenian Register through email
Chinese* Please visit Chinese Language webpage under Language Tests for link to assessment, it is available on-demand online.
French Register through email
Japanese*

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Note: Designed for students with background in language. Requires oral interview for final placement. Interview date is February 13, 2023, 11:45am-12:45pm in person HIB 448 on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Korean*

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 

Note: Designed for students with background in language. Requires oral interview for final placement. Interview dates are February 15-16, 2023, 1pm-2pm. Interviews will be conducted at the Korean office HIB 375 on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Persian* Friday, February 10, 2023
Russian Register through email
Spanish A*  Friday, February 10, 2023

Test A is designed for students learning Spanish as a second language or who are heritage speakers with limited communication experience.

Spanish B*  Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Test B is designed for heritage speakers who have active communication ability in Spanish. 

Vietnamese* Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Note: Exams marked with an asterisk (*) serve as both Placement and Exemption exams.

If you require exemption testing in any of these languages, you will register for the placement exam through our registration portal.

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Physical Sciences Placement Exam Calendar

Exam Date(s) Offered
Calculus Available online 24/7 through ALEKS and ProctorU
Chemistry Available online 24/7 through ALEKS
Physics 7C No test required. Please see the Physics page.

Credit By Exam (ICS Only) Exam Calendar

ICS 31  Summer only, restrictions apply. To learn more please refer to the ICS Credit By Exam (CBE) page.
ICS 45C  Summer only, restrictions apply. To learn more please refer to the ICS Credit By Exam (CBE) page.
ICS 45J Summer only, restrictions apply. To learn more please refer to the ICS Credit By Exam (CBE) page.

Additional Language Information

Students with college-level course work in French and German should present their transcript to their academic counselor to determine which course to take.

If you have high scores on related AP or SAT-II tests and plan to continue study in the same language, you may wish to consult with a Humanities counselor to determine which course to take. An AP score of at least a 4 will provide credit through 2C. Students who score at least a 620 on the SAT-II should enroll in 2B or higher; however, no course credit is granted based on SAT-II scores alone.

For further information regarding course enrollment in French and German click on the appropriate link below: