Physical Science Tests
The Academic Testing Center offers three types of academic testing:
- Placement Testing
- Language Exemption Testing
- ICS Credit-by-Exam (Summer only, restrictions apply)
For this current quarter’s Placement test dates, please view the calendars below.
If you are looking to take a Language Exemption test, requests must be made after Week 2 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on language exemption exams that are offered, please inquire via email to email@example.com or visit https://testingcenter.uci.edu/programs/language-exemption/.
Language Placement Exam Calendar
|Arabic*||Register through email|
|Armenian||Register through email|
|French||Register through email|
|Hebrew||Register through email|
Note: Required oral interview is on Thursday, May 5, 12:30-1:30pm at HIB 448. It is on a first come first served basis and an appointment is not necessary. For additional information, please contact Hidemi Riggs, Japanese Language Academic Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Required oral interview is on Thursday, May 12, 10:00am-12:00pm at HIB 375. The oral interview will be conducted on a first-come-first-served basis. Be sure to bring your language background survey form and your student ID card with you at the time of the interview. For inquiries about the Faculty Oral Interview, contact Hyunyoung Hyun, Korean Language Program Coordinator at email@example.com
|Russian||Register through email|
|Spanish A*||Thursday 5/5, Tuesday 5/24|
|Spanish B*||Friday 5/6, Tuesday 5/24|
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 same exam through our registration portal.
Physical Sciences Placement Exam Calendar
|Calculus||Available online 24/7 through ALEKS and ProctorU|
|Chemistry||Available online 24/7 through ALEKS and ProctorU|
|Physics 7C||No test required. Please see the Physics page.|
Credit By Exam (ICS Only) Exam Calendar
|ICS 31||Please refer to the ICS Credit By Exam (CBE) page.|
|ICS 45C||Please refer to the ICS Credit By Exam (CBE) page.|
|ICS 45J||Please refer to the ICS Credit By Exam (CBE) page.|
Additional Language Information
Students with college-level course work in French, German, and Spanish 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, German, and Spanish click on the appropriate link below: