The Illinois State Board of Education allows AUSL applicants to use their ACT/SAT score in lieu of passing the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) for admission.
Please Note: This option is only allowed for candidates who have an existing ACT/SAT score that meets the criteria listed below. You will also still need to take and pass the appropriate content area tests. The information below is based on emergency rules and can be changed or cancelled at any time. The waiver can only be processed if and when you are accepted into the program.
The following criteria must be met:ACT:
Prior to 9/1/2015 – Composite ACT Plus Writing score of at least 22 and a minimum 19 Combined English/Writing score
9/1/2015–9/9/2016 – Composite ACT Plus Writing score of at least 22 and a minimum 16 Writing score
9/10/2016 or later – Composite ACT Plus Writing score of at least 22 and a minimum 6 Writing score
Prior to 3/5/2016 – Composite (Mathematics & Critical Reading) SAT score of at least 1030 and a minimum 450 Writing score
After 3/5/2016 – Composite (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing + Mathematics) SAT score of at least 1110 and a minimum 26 Writing and Language score
Prospective candidates who wish to use their ACT/SAT score in lieu of the TAP must complete the following:
STOP: Only complete steps 2-5 if and when you are accepted into the program.
Step 2: Create an Educator License Information System (ELIS) account.
Step 4: Check your ELIS account regularly to check the status of your waiver request.
Step 5: Notify AUSL Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org once ISBE has accepted your waiver. This must be completed by June 1, 2017 for the late June start.