Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)

           Prior to proceeding to student teaching in an Illinois Educator Preparation Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, prospective candidates must take and pass an Illinois approved test of basic skills.  Approved tests consist of the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP), ACT, or SAT with approved scores.  Previously passed Illinois Test of Basic Skills (096, 300, or 400) may be used to meet this requirement.  Please visit the ACT/SAT in Lieu of TAP page for more information.

           If you are planning on pursuing a teacher licensure program and do not meet the state requirement, it is suggested you repeat the ACT Plus Writing as early in your program as possible. You also have the option of taking the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP); however, it is important to note the TAP is more expensive and has a low pass rate.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides additional information on Illinois freshmen admission requirements.

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