All students (Italian nationals, EU nationals, EU-equated citizens and non-EU citizens) who wish to enroll in a first-cycle degree program at the School of Economics must take a self-evaluation test to verify an adequate level of preparation for university-level studies of economics and related disciplines. The test is obligatory, but does not bar students from admission in case of low scores. However, students who do not take the test will not be able to take course final examinations. Students with low scores will be provided with online learning materials and activities, as well as tutoring services to help them achieve an adequate level of preparation.
The test is usually organized in the period from August 30th to September 15th. Students may also take tests for other Schools of the university. Each test that a student registers for requires a contribution of € 30, to be paid according to the procedures outlined in Bandi di ammissione. Payment must be made in advance and students must present receipt of payment together with a valid ID on the day of the test. To take the self-assessment test, students must use online test registration.
The language of the test is Italian and it contains 24 multiple-choice questions, divided into three areas: Logic (9 questions/20 minutes), Reading comprehension (6 questions/20 minutes), Mathematics (9 questions/20 minutes).
Each question is scored as follows: 1.00 = correct answer, 0.00 = no answer (blank), -0.25 = incorrect answer. Based on the scores obtained, the test assigns two possible assessments: consigliato (score range: from 8.00 up to 24.00 adequate preparation for studies at the School of Economics) and sconsigliato (inadequate preparation). Students can access their individual results on the School of Economics website using an ID and PASSWORD. Students with low scores (sconsigliati) will be provided with online learning materials and activities, as well as tutoring services to help them achieve an adequate level of preparation.