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 contact us.

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 and unofficial 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 after you have been admitted for the summer 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 223: Cell Biology Laboratory
BIOS 230: Ecology and Evolution
BIOS 240: Principles of Animal Physiology
BIOS 331: General Ecology Laboratory
BIOS 350: General Microbiology
BIOS 351: Microbiology Laboratory

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

CME 201: Statics
CME 203: Strength of Materials

COMM 200: Communication Technologies
COMM 301: Communication Research

ENGL 160: Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts
ENGL 161: Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research

EPSY 255: Child Development in Contemporary Society

IDS 270: Business Statistics I

KN 352: Physiology of Exercise

MATH 180: Calculus I
MATH 181: Calculus II

ME 210: Engineering Dynamics

MOVI 200: Communication Technologies

PHYS 100: Preparatory Physics
PHYS 107: Introductory Physics II – Lecture
PHYS 141: General Physics I (Mechanics)
PHYS 142: General Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism)

PSCH 210: Theories of Personality
PSCH 242: Introduction to Research in Psychology
PSCH 262: Behavioral Neuroscience
PSCH 270: Abnormal Psychology
PSCH 320: Developmental Psychology
PSCH 352: Cognition and Memory
PSCH 354: Knowledge Acquisition

SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 104: Topics in Spanish Language and Culture

 

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.