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Proficiency Exams

SNL offers 3 proficiency exams for competency requirements and a special Independent Learning Pursuit in Language Proficiency for H1G.  Each exam requires a non-refundable $150 assessment fee. Prerequisite: You must be in or have completed LL 250 Foundations to take a proficiency exam. You must take a proficiency exam at least two quarters before the quarter you plan to graduate. Exam review decisions are final. Email snlexams@depaul.edu with any questions.

 
L4 Writing Portfolio Proficiency Exam

The L4 exam is offered once each quarter. Follow the steps below to register and complete the exam:
  1. Gather and edit materials according to theL4 exam instructions
  2. Register for the L4 exam in Campus Connect when registration for the quarter is open (no later than 1st week of classes).  Find the registration number on the first page of the quarterly SNL BA Course Schedule. This course, LL 61 Writing Proficiency Exam, will be activated in D2L one week before the quarter begins. All materials needed for the exam are available on the SNL website.
  3. 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 Dropbox  for assessment by the deadline. The Cover Page form is in the Dropbox.
  4. Exam results will be available at the end of the quarter in D2L.
Deadline: The exam portfolio must be submitted to D2L by the 5th week of the quarter, or by July 10th at 11:59pm (CST) for Summer 2017. Submissions will not be accepted after that date. 
 

L5 Critical Thinking Proficiency Exam

The L5 exam is offered once each quarter. Follow the steps below to register and complete the exam:
  1. Register for the L5 exam in Campus Connect when registration for the quarter is open (no later than the 1st week of classes). Find the registration number on the first page of the quarterly SNL BA Course Schedule. For Summer 2017, use registration number 40571. 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 weekend of the scheduled exam. Login to https://d2l.depaul.edu using your Campus Connect ID and password. The exam is available for completion from June 30 at 9 am (CST) until July 2 (CST) at 11:59 pm for Summer 2017.
Deadline: Completed work  must be submitted by 11:59 pm (CST) on the Sunday of the weekend of the exam.

L6 Quantitative Reasoning Portfolio Proficiency Exam

The L6 exam is offered once each quarter. Follow the steps below to register and complete the exam:
  1. Gather and edit materials per the L6 exam instructions.
  2. Register for the L6 exam in Campus Connect when registration for the quarter is open (no later than 1st week of classes). Find the registration number on the first page of the quarterly SNL BA Course Schedule. 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 SNL website.  
  3. Logon to https://d2l.depaul.edu using your Campus Connect ID and password. Upload completed materials into the course Dropbox for assessment by the deadline.
  4. Exam results will be available at the end of the quarter in D2L.
Deadline: Exam portfolio must be submitted to D2L by the 6th week of the quarter, or by July 17th at 11:59pm (CST) for Summer 2017. Submissions will not be accepted after that date.