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Proficiency and Exemption Exams

Undergraduate Proficiency Exams

Proficiency exams are optional. They are part of NIU's Credit by Examination program, allowing students the opportunity to acquire credit in selected areas of study for learning that occurred before enrollment at NIU. These exams are taken only once. For general information about NIU's proficiency exams, review our New Student Testing Brochure. NIU offers proficiency exams for several undergraduate-level courses (see the list below). Students can register for all proficiency exams online.

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  • New Student Testing Brochure (PDF)
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