1992-1993 Education Catalogue by UCI - University of California Irvine

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information for admitted students a welcome rainstorm nourishes uc s 11,000 trees augmenting the campus reclaimed-water irrigation system the botanical garden approach to uc s landscaping began in 1964 with the initial planting of 12 eucalyptus grandis trees from australia planning an undergraduate program placement testing uci s placement testing office administers placement examinations to new and continuing students to ensure correct placement in selected introductory courses and to help students assess their readiness for university-level work these exams are developed by uci faculty who also determine the grading criteria for each exam results from placement tests are used by students and their academic counselors to formulate a plan of study which is best suited to the students learning needs and career goals and to determine enrollment in introductory courses additional information such as entrance examination scores and high school work also may be used to determine course placement placement examinations are given in the areas of chemistry physics precalculus college algebra english as a second language and reading 1 chemistry placement examination students who plan to enroll in chemistry 1a are required to take this examination 2 physics placement examination students who plan to enroll in physics sa are required to take this examination unless otherwise exempt 3 precalculus placement examination students who plan to enroll in mathematics 2a are required to take this examination unless otherwise exempt 4 college algebra examination students who plan to enroll in mathematics 1a or 1b or who have not had a prior course in precalculus and who plan to enroll in mathematics courses at uci are strongly encouraged to take this examination 5 english as a second language esl placement examination this examination is required of students a whose native language is not english b whose verbal scholastic aptitude test sat score is 350 or below c who have not satisfied the subject a requirement and d who have received a letter from the esl program requiring them to take the esl placement examination scores from the test of english as a foreign language toefl and the test of standard written english tswe are not considered the esl placement examination also is required of students referred to the esl program on the basis of their score on the universitywide subject a examination see the section on admission of international students for additional information 6 sequential test of educational progress step reading examination students who have a verbal sat score of 400 or below are urged to take this examination which measures ability to read and understand a variety of university-level materials some students may be referred to noncredit reading classes offered through the program of academic support services at the learning skills center based on their step reading results all newly admitted students will receive a detailed placement testing brochure describing the exams and the testing schedule for the next quarter students should take required exams before registering for classes and should discuss their results with an academic counselor or advisor students enrolling for the first time in fall quarter are strongly advised to take placement tests at the earliest possible date usually in june in order to allow time to receive their results and discuss them with an academic counselor during the summer registration period and prior to enrolling in courses further information on placement testing and the testing schedule may be obtained by telephoning the placement testing office at 714 856-6207 the placement testing office is part of the program of academic support services pass uc irvine 1992-1993