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 and end of each semester (on-campus), and once during the summer (online).

  • Micro & Macro exams may only be attempted one time each
  • 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 Sign-Up
Fall 2023 (December) December 1, 1:30 pm Will be emailed to registrants

Registration form opens Nov. 1
and closes Nov. 28 at 12:00 pm (NOON)

Spring 2024 (January)

January 26, 9:00 am

January 26, 1:30 pm

Will be emailed to registrants Coming in December 


Cancellations & Missed Exams

If you would like to cancel your exam reservation, please email at least 24 hours before your scheduled exam. *Online students will also need to cancel with ProctorU*

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. Only one cancellation per exam will be allowed.