Proficiency Exams

Many exams allow students to try and earn proficiency credit on-campus. Proficiency exams are offered at various times depending on the department. Visit the Placement & Proficiency Website for All Available Exams

Economics Proficiency Exams

We offer Proficiency Exams for Microeconomic Principles (ECON 102) & Macroeconomic Principles (ECON 103) to current Illinois students at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester on campus.

  • Micro & Macro exams may only be attempted one time each
    • No-showing for the exam without following cancellation procedures will count as an attempt
  • Students are given 2 hours to take the exam (may finish early)
  • Exams are multiple-choice with 40 questions
  • The passing score is 85% and demonstrates knowledge within the subject area

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Upcoming Economics Proficiency Exams

Term Date(s) Location Registration
Fall 2024 (August) Exact Dates and Times TBA Will be emailed to registrants TBA
Spring 2025 (January) Exact Dates and Times TBA Will be emailed to registrants TBA


Cancellations & Missed Exams

If you would like to cancel your exam reservation, please email at least 24 hours before your scheduled exam. Only one cancellation per exam will be allowed. 

Students who miss the exam without notifying the Department of Economics will not be provided another attempt to take that exam, unless approved by the Undergraduate Office.