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The placement exam is mandatory for all UIC students who wish to enroll in a Spanish course. The exam is found on the UIC student portal. For details see the Testing Services website.
Important: Students cannot receive credit for any Spanish course they did not place into via the UIC Spanish placement exam.
Did you know?
- If you place into Spanish 114 and earn a B or higher, you receive 4 retroactive credits for Spanish 113. Retroactive credits means free credit hours.
- If you place into Spanish 202 and earn a B or higher, you receive 8 retroactive credits!
- Here is where most UIC heritage speakers place:
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|Approximately ___ of UIC heritage speakers:||Place into:||Notes|
|11%||Spanish Basic Language (102-104)||Some heritage speakers require additional support in their Spanish.|
|60%||Spanish 113||This is where the majority of heritage speakers start their study of Spanish at UIC|
|30%||Spanish 114||Placement here + final grade of A or B = 4 retroactive credits.|
|4%||Spanish 202||This corresponds with very strong academic argument writing skills in Spanish. Placement here + final grade of A or B = 8 retroactive credits.|