Proficiency Exams

If you have taken any exam in a course, you forfeit your privilege to take the proficiency exam.  

An exam may be taken only once. 

Students enrolled in any advanced physics course are not allowed to take any physics proficiency exam.
Please contact the Undergraduate Studies Office using Physics Undergraduate Office Queue with any questions. 

THE NEXT PROFICIENCY EXAM WILL BE FOR PHYS 214 ON 09 OCTOBER  2020.

Registration: This will not be available until 28 September 2020.

DECEMBER 2020 PROFICIENCY EXAM INFORMATION 

Registration: This will not be available until AFTER the Registrar sets the Final Exam Dates.

Courses Available:  

The Department of Physics will be offering proficiency exams for the following courses for the Fall 2020 semester: PHYS 101, PHYS 102, PHYS 211, PHYS 212, PHYS 213, and PHYS 214 

Format of exams:  The proficiency exams will be offered on-line and proctored through the CBTF On-line Proctoring Service https://cbtf.engr.illinois.edu/cbtf-online/index.html 

 

Proctoring Registration:  Registered students will receive information for making a proctoring reservation after sign ups open.

 

Results:  Proficiency results will be made available to students and sent to students' Colleges no later than two weeks after the exams are complete.

Questions:  Please direct all questions about proficiency exams to our Physics Undergraduate Office Queue with PROFICIENCY as the tag in your request. 

Include the proficiency exam you wish to take in your question.  

 

GENERAL PROFICIENCY EXAM INFORMATION 

Grade:  The assigned grade is Pass or Fail. An 80% score is required to receive a passing grade.  Failures are not formally reported. 

Study information:  A course syllabus is available on the web at?http://physics.illinois.edu/academics/courses/. Click the course web site of the proficiency exam you wish to take. In order to prepare for the proficiency exam, we recommend looking through the lecture notes, taking any practice exams available, or purchasing the textbook for the course. 

Sign-up:  Go to https://my.physics.illinois.edu/undergrad/proficiency/signup.asp, choose the class you'd like to take an exam in and click the 'Signup!' button.

MAKEUP FINAL EXAM INFORMATION 

Students who missed a final exam in a previous semester may register to make up the final exam when the proficiency exams are given.  

You must register to take a make-up final exam:   

https://my.physics.illinois.edu/undergrad/proficiency/signup.asp 

When you register please indicate the semester in which you took the course.