Once accepted, all CSU freshmen must complete the qualifying examination in English, and Mathematics prior to enrolling. The assessments determines placement into:


  • COMP1: ENG1230 or 1270
  • COMP2: ENG1240 or 1280


  • MATH 1200 or
  • MATH 1200 & MATH 1195 (lab for support)


Transfer Students

Who have not completed an Associate of Arts or Sciences degree must complete an English and Math test.


Test Exemptions

You completed

  • an Associate of Arts or Sciences degree
  • a minimum of 75 credit hours and completed the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum (GECC)
  • the Illinois Certification Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)

or you Transfer

  • in a college-level general education Math and English course with a 'C' grade or better.

Note: the exemption will not stand if a college, department, program, or major requires the completion of the placement test.

For more information, please reference the Academic Catalog or consult with an Advisor