Registration for the admission test is open solely to those attending the 2017 Orientation Summer School who have concluded the penultimate year of a secondary school whose final school leaving qualification entitles holders to enroll in Italian universities and attended a week of the 2017 Orientation Summer School with at most one justified absence.
During the 2017 Orientation Summer School the test can be sat just once.
Sitting the exam does not entail any additional cost over and above the Orientation Summer School registration fee already paid.
Payment of the Orientation Summer School fee does not guarantee that a student has the qualifications required to sit the test or for possible subsequent university enrolment: a student’s academic qualifications are assessed at the time of university enrolment and must comply with the applicable laws and regulations in force at the time.
The test will be held at the end of every week of the 2017 Orientation Summer School:
- 16 June 2017, 10 a.m. (week from 11 to 16 June 2017)
- 23 June 2017, 10 a.m. (week from 18 to 23 June 2017)
- 30 June 2017, 10 a.m. (week from 25 to 30 June 2017)
- 7 July 2017, 10 a.m. (week from 2 to 7 July 2017)
- 14 July 2017, 10 a.m. (week from 9 to 14 July 2017)
- 21 July 2017, 10 a.m. (week from 16 to 21 July 2017)
- 28 July 2017, 10 a.m. (week from 23 to 28 July 2017)
- 1 September 2017, 10 a.m. (week from 27 August to 1 September 2017)
Choice of degree program
Unlike what is normally the case for the traditional LUISS University admission test, it will not be necessary to choose the degree program of interest in advance in order to be able to fully enjoy the orientation experience offered by LUISS Orientation Summer School. That said, when filling out the test registration form it will be necessary to choose whether one wishes to sit the test in its Italian or English language versions. Those who sit and pass the test in English may enroll in degree programs taught in Italian or English. Those who opt to sit the test in Italian may choose only from among degree program taught in Italian.
No certificate of a candidate’s proficiency in English is required to sit the test in English.
Admitted students must communicate their chosen degree program by 8 November 2017 and complete the formalities for booking their university enrolment.
Students not admitted may repeat the test without any penalty in the sessions scheduled for 2018-2019 academic year.
The test takes place in the same way as the traditional LUISS University admission test, which consists of 79 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 90 minutes, with 49 questions testing aptitude, 10 questions designed to measure knowledge acquired over the course of secondary school and 11 questions devoted to the courses followed during the week spent at the Summer School.
Two-year course for talented young people
Students from Two-year course for talented young people, at the end of the Summer School will take the admission test which consist of 35 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 45 minutes, with 24 questions testing aptitude and 11 questions devoted to the courses followed during the week spent at the Orientation Summer School.
In correcting the test every correct answer will be awarded 1 (one) point and every incorrect answer will receive a penalty of - 0.25 (zero point two five) points, while 0 (zero) points will be awarded to every question that is left blank or that the candidate has given more than one answer to.
Candidates who have a SAT/ACT/ECDL certificate may obtain a percentage bonus in the ranking if they submit the original documentation by the beginning of the Summer week:
1.050 - 1.089
1.020 – 1.049
Bonus are cumulable until +20% maximum.
The percentage bonus in the ranking can’t be considerate to compete for Project 9.000.
Passing the test
Candidates will have to obtain a minimum score of 65% in order to pass the test. Moreover, there is no set number of candidates who can be admitted. The score is 100% based on the results of the test.
The list of those admitted will be posted on the University’s notice board and website on 13 September 2017.
Instructions for filling out the registration form to sit the test
Commencing from early June students attending the Orientation Summer School who have concluded the penultimate year of secondary school may fill out the online registration form to sit the test.
It should be borne in mind that pursuant to current Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) regulations, qualifications awarded abroad grant access to an Italian university only if they:
- have been conferred by schools officially recognized by the foreign country's education system;
- entitle the student to enroll in universities of the country that conferred them;
- have been conferred on completion of a minimum of 12 years of overall schooling (primary and secondary education).
Qualifications conferred by foreign schools operating in Italy shall be considered valid only if they are recognized and approved by the ministerial decree that regulates their curricula.
In the case of qualifications awarded abroad as part of a mobility program, solely those obtained after a minimum period of mobility of two years will be considered and examined.
- To meet university enrolment requirements a student holding a US High School Diploma must have been awarded it after at least two years of schooling abroad and must also either:
- have successfully completed two full years of college/university education (and be admitted to the third year);
- have successfully completed one full year of college education (and be admitted to the second year) and have passed at least 4 Advanced Placement examinations (APs);
- have obtained at least three US Advanced Placements (APs), with a score of 3-5, in various subjects relating to the university program applied for and one of which must necessarily be in Italian if required by the applicable regulations;
- have been awarded the Italian school leaving qualification;
- hold a qualification declared equivalent to the Italian school leaving qualification.
- To meet university enrolment requirements a student holding a British GCE (General Certificate of Education) must have obtained 3 passes in A levels in different subjects.
For any information regarding qualifications, it is advisable to check the ministerial rules governing university enrolment by foreign students and to contact the local Italian diplomatic authorities in the country whose school system has awarded the qualification.
Booking of enrollment
By 8 November 2017 admitted students must communicate – through an online procedure – the degree program that they intend to do and pay the first installment of the tuition fee (contributo unico) applicable to the 2018-2019 academic year.
Admitted students can formally complete their previously booked university enrolment during the official enrolment period for the 2018-2019 academic year (first half of June – July 2018) in accordance with procedures details of which will be posted on a dedicated page of the university website.
In no case may a student who has formally completed enrolment request a refund of any amounts paid. Pursuant to article 27 of Royal Decree No. 1269/38 "a student who has enrolled for a year of a university course may not under any circumstances obtain a refund of the fees and taxes paid”.
Students that will sit the admission test during the 2017 Orientation Summer School could compete for Project 9.000, to earn a total exemption from paying tuition fees on the basis of their merit (minimum score of 9000 calculated by multiplying their score on the admission test, expressed in hundredths, by their secondary school final grad).
For more information on the test students may contact LUISS University as follows:
T. 06 85225270/263