Placement Test Requirements

Visiting students are not required to take placement tests in order to register even though the course schedule may indicate this. However, you are responsible for determining if you are in the proper course. An instructor may advise you to change courses if you have registered for an inappropriate level. The placement test is also available as an option for students who would like to take it. If you have any questions, please call the Summer Session Office at (312) 996-9099.

If you receive a “Placement Test or Prerequisite Error” while registering for a course, contact us for assistance.

Note: If you have been admitted to UIC in the fall, you may be required to take placement tests in order to register for fall courses. Please contact your college for more information.

Course Prerequisites

A number of UIC courses have prerequisites, which are listed in the course schedule. Course prerequisites apply to all students, including visiting students.

UIC Students: If you have questions about whether your desired course requires a prerequisite or has other restrictions, please contact your advisor.

Visiting Students: Generally, visiting students do not need to provide a transcript verifying that they have met prerequisites. However, if you register for a course that has prerequisites, your instructor may ask you for verification. To provide for this possibility, bring a copy of your grade report or transcript with you to the first day of class.

Prerequisites Requiring an Override
If you are a visiting student and plan to register for one of the courses listed below, you will need to obtain an override for the prerequisites before the system will allow you to register. We encourage you to contact the Summer Session Office as soon as possible to let us know you are interested in registering for one of the following classes.

ACTG 211: Introduction to Managerial Accounting
ACTG 316: Intermediate Financial Accounting II
ACTG 435: Auditing
ACTG 445: Federal Income Tax I

BIOS 220: Mendelian and Molecular Genetics
BIOS 221: Genetics Laboratory
BIOS 222: Cell Biology
BIOS 230: Ecology and Evolution
BIOS 240: Homeostasis: The Physiology of Plants and Animals
BIOS 331: General Ecology Laboratory
BIOS 350: General Microbiology
BIOS 351: Microbiology Laboratory

CHEM 101: Preparatory Chemistry
CHEM 122: General College Chemistry I Lecture
CHEM 123: General College Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 124: General College Chemistry II Lecture
CHEM 125: General College Chemistry II Laboratory
CHEM 130: Survey of Organic and Biochemistry
CHEM 222: Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 232: Organic Chemistry I Lecture
CHEM 233: Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 234: Organic Chemistry II Lecture
CHEM 314: Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 343: Physical Chemistry Laboratory

COMM 200: Communication Technologies
COMM 491: Seminar in Media and Communication

ENGL 161: English Composition II

IDS 270: Business Statistics I

KN 352: Physiology of Exercise

MATH 180: Calculus I
MATH 181: Calculus II

MOVI 200: Communication Technologies

PHYS 107: Introductory Physics II – Lecture
PHYS 141: General Physics I (Mechanics)
PHYS 142: General Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism)

PSCH 231: Community Psychology
PSCH 242: Introduction to Research in Psychology
PSCH 262: Behavioral Neuroscience
PSCH 270: Abnormal Psychology
PSCH 320: Developmental Psychology
PSCH 340: Psychological Testing
PSCH 352: Cognition and Memory

If you have questions about whether your previous coursework fulfills a course prerequisite, please contact the department offering the course for which you plan to register. You can access departmental contact information online or contact the Summer Session Office.