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Proficiency Exams

  • For students in the BAIFA, BAC, BAGB, and BAECE degree programs, SCPS offers 2 proficiency exams for degree requirements.
  • For students in the BA in Professional Studies degree program, SCPS offers 3 proficiency exams for degree requirements.

Each exam requires a non-refundable $150 assessment fee. You must take a proficiency exam at least two quarters before the quarter you plan to graduate. Exam review decisions are final. Email SCPSexams@depaul.edu with any questions.

L5/Critical Thinking Proficiency Exam

The L5 / Critical Thinking exam is offered once each quarter. Follow the steps below to register and complete the exam:

  1. Register for the L5 / Critical Thinking exam in Campus Connect when registration for the quarter is open (no later than the 1st week of classes). The registration number for Fall Quarter 2019 is 10789. This course, LL 62 Critical Thinking Proficiency Exam, will be activated in D2L one week before the quarter begins.
  2. Exam materials will be available in D2L during the two weeks of the scheduled exam. Login to https://d2l.depaul.edu using your Campus Connect ID and password. The exam is available for completion from October 9, 2019 at 9 am (CST) until October 23, 2019 at 11:59 pm (CST) for Fall Quarter 2019. Please note the exam contains four sections, one of which is timed.
  3. Please refer to LL 270 Critical Thinking syllabi for an overview of tested concepts.

Exam results will be available at the end of the quarter in D2L.

Deadline: Exam portfolio must be submitted to D2L by October 23, 2019 at 11:59 pm (CST) for Fall Quarter. Submissions will not be accepted after that date.​

L6 / Quantitative Reasoning Portfolio Proficiency Exam

The L6 / Quantitative Reasoning exam is offered once each quarter. Follow the steps below to register and complete the exam:

  1. Gather and edit materials per the L6 / Quantitative Reasoning exam instructions​.
  2. Register for the L6 / Quantitative Reasoning exam in Campus Connect when registration for the quarter is open (no later than the 1st week of classes). The registration number for Fall Quarter 2019 is 10787. This course, LL 63 MTH/ ALG Proficiency Exam, will be activated in D2L one week before the quarter begins. All materials needed for the exam are available on the SCPS website.
  3. Logon to https://d2l.depaul.edu using your Campus Connect ID and password. Upload completed materials into the course Submissions folder for assessment by the deadline.

Exam results will be available at the end of the quarter in D2L.

Deadline: Exam portfolio must be submitted to D2L by October 23, 2019 at 11:59 pm (CST) for Fall Quarter 2019. Submissions will not be accepted after that date.​

BA in Professional Studies Writing Proficiency Exam

Only students in the BA in Professional Studies (BAPS) programs are eligible to receive credit for this writing exam.

  1. Gather and edit materials according to the BAPS Writing Proficiency Exam. Register for the BAPS Writing Proficiency Exam in Campus Connect when registration for the quarter is open (no later than the 1st week of classes). The registration number for Fall Quarter 2019 is 10788. This course, LL 61 BAPS WRITING PROFICIENCY EXAM FEE ASSESSMENT, will be activated in D2L one week before the quarter begins.
  2. Login to https://d2l.depaul.edu using your Campus Connect ID and password. Upload each essay file and your Proficiency Cover Page form into the course Submissions folder for assessment by the deadline. The Cover Page form is in the Submissions folder.

Exam results will be available at the end of the quarter in D2L.

Deadline: The exam portfolio must be submitted to D2L by October 9​, 2019 at 11:59pm (CST) for Fall Quarter 2019. Submissions will not be accepted after that date.​