Cisia TOLC Test

Registration to TOLC 2022 is now open

Registration to TOLC 2022 is now open. Check the dedicated cards to find out which degree programmes require admission tests. Calls for applications to the programmes will be published as of 1 March.

You can sit the TOLC test at any of the accredited universities. The University of Milan has tests scheduled from March to September 2022, all online ([email protected]) and in some dates in presence. Registration is now open for the TOLC that will be held in March. For the dates in the following months registration will be open soon.

Please note that the degree programme in Humanities does not require a TOLC test, but a self-assessment test. For details, please refer to the upcoming call for applications. 

The admission tests to Bachelor's degree programmes for the Health Professions and single-cycle Master's degree programmes in Medicine, Dental Medicine and Veterinary Medicine follow specific procedures as set forth by the Ministry of University at the national level. The calls for applications are published every year, usually in July.

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What is the TOLC test?

The TOLC (CISIA OnLine Test) is a test that assesses the educational background of prospective university students.

Delivered by CISIA (Consortium of Interuniversity Integrated Access Systems), the TOLC can be taken in different venues throughout the national territory, and consists of specific tests that also the University of Milan requires for admission to most undergraduate degree programmes, both with open and capped enrolment.

The call for applications of each degree programme indicates the type of TOLC test required together with the registration procedure, deadlines and any special ranking criteria.

TOLC and limited enrolment programmes

If you sit for a TOLC for one of our limited enrolment programmes, you have to register and apply online on unimi.it website too.

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For information on admissions, enrolment, tuition and fees.

What are the test topics and duration?

50 questions (20 on basic mathematics, 10 on biology, 10 on physics, 10 on chemistry)
Duration: 110 minutes
Limited enrolment Bachelor's degree programmes: 

  • Biological science

36 questions (13 logic, 10 on reading comprehension, 13 on mathematics) + 1 section on English
Duration: 90 minutes.

Limited enrolment Bachelor's degree programmes: 

  • Political sciences
  • International Studies and European Institutions
  • Social Sciences for globalization
  • Economics and management
  • Communication and Society
  • Labour and Management
  • Public Sector and Healthcare Management

36 questions (13 logic, 10 reading comprehension, 13 mathematics)
Time allotted: 90 minutes.

Limited enrolment Bachelor's degree programmes: 

  • International Politics, Law and Economics (IPLE)

50 questions (15 on biology, 15 on chemistry, 7 on mathematics, 7 on physics, 6 on logic)
Duration: 72 minutes.

Limited enrolment Bachelor's degree programmes:  

  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology
  • Exercise and Sports Sciences

50 questions (20 on basic mathematics, 10 on reasoning and problem-solving, 10 on reading comprehension, 10 on basic science)
Duration: 110 minutes.

Limited enrolment Bachelor's degree programmes: 

  • Computer Science area
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Biotechnology 
  • Chemistry
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Environmental Science and Policy
  • Chemical safety and Environmental Toxicology
  • Natural sciences

Open enrolment Bachelor's degree programmes: 

  • Physics (TOLC-I is also accepted)
  • Mathematics (TOLC-I is also accepted)
  • Geological sciences (TOLC-B and TOLC-I are also accepted)
  • Science and Technology for Studying and Preserving Cultural Heritage and Information Storage Media (TOLC-B is also accepted)

50 questions (30 on reading comprehension and knowledge of the Italian language, 10 knowledge and skills acquired during studies, 10 logical reasoning)
Duration: 100 minutes.

Limited enrolment Bachelor's degree programmes: 

  • Liberal Studies in Communication

Open enrolment Bachelor's degree programmes: 

  • Philosophy
  • Foreign Languages and Literature
  • Science of Cultural Property
  • Liberal Studies in Environment, Landscape and Territory
  • History
  • Law
  • Sciences of Legal Services

50 questions (8 biology, 8 chemistry, 8 fisica, 8 mathematics, 8 logic, 10 reading comprehension + 1 English section)

Duration: 115 minutes.

Open enrolment Bachelor's degree programmes: 

  • Produzione e protezione delle piante e dei sistemi del verde
  • Agricoltura sostenibile
  • Valorizzazione e tutela dell'ambiente e del territorio montano

Limited enrolment Bachelor's degree programmes: 

  • Scienze e tecnologie alimentari
  • Scienze e tecnologie della ristorazione
  • Viticoltura ed enologia
  • Allevamento e benessere degli animali da affezione
  • Scienze delle produzioni animali
  • Scienze e tecnologie erboristiche
How to take the TOLC

After reading the call for applications for your programme, check the TOLC calendar for the dates of your interest. You may register for the dates for which registration is open (labelled as "AVAILABLE SEATS").
You can sit the TOLC test at any university and use the TOLC score for all the degree programmes for which it is required.

Available dates University of Milan

NOTICE: Registration is now open for the TOLC that will be held in April, May and June. For the dates in the following months registration will be open soon.

Date Type Mode Registration deadline
22 March 2022 All [email protected] 16 March 2022 2 pm
23 March 2022 All [email protected] 17 March 2022 2 pm
24 March 2022 All [email protected] 18 March 2022 2 pm
25 March 2022 All [email protected] 18 March 2022 2 pm
19 April 2022 All [email protected] 13 April 2022 2 pm
20 April 2022 All [email protected] 14 April 2022 2 pm
21 April 2022 All [email protected] 15 April 2022 2 pm
26 April 2022 All [email protected] 20 April 2022 2 pm
27 April 2022 All [email protected] 21 April 2022 2 pm
28 April 2022 All [email protected] 22 April 2022 2 pm
10 May 2022 All [email protected] 4 May 2022 2 pm
11 May 2022 All [email protected] 5 May 2022 2 pm
17 May 2022 All [email protected] 11 May 2022 2 pm
18 May 2022 All [email protected] 12 May 2022 2 pm
24 May 2022 All [email protected] 18 May 20222 pm
25 May 2022 All [email protected] 19 May 2022 2 pm
7 June 2022 All [email protected] 1 June 2022 2 pm
8 June 2022 All [email protected] 3 June 2022 2 pm
9 June 2022 All [email protected] 3 June 2022 2 pm
10 June 2022 All [email protected] 3 June 2022 2 pm
5 July 2022 All [email protected] 29 June 2022 2 pm
6 July 2022 All [email protected] 30 June 2022 2 pm
7 July 2022 All [email protected] 1 July 2022 2 pm
8 July 2022 All [email protected] 1 July 2022 2 pm
12 July 2022 All [email protected] 6 July 2022 2 pm
13 July 2022 All [email protected] 7 July 2022 2 pm
14 July 2022 All [email protected] 8 July 2022 2 pm
15 July 2022 All [email protected] 8 July 2022 2 pm
19 July 2022 All [email protected] 13 July 2022 2 pm
24 August 2022 All [email protected] 18 August 2022 2 pm
25 August 2022 All [email protected] 19 August 2022 2 pm
30 August 2022 All [email protected]à 25 August 2022 2 pm
31 August 2022 All [email protected]à 25 August 2022 2 pm
1 September 2022 All [email protected] 26 August 2022 2 pm
2 September 2022 All [email protected] 26 August 2022 2 pm
6 September 2022 All [email protected] 31 August 2022 2 pm
7 September 2022 All [email protected] 1 September 2022 2 pm
8 September 2022 All [email protected] 2 September 2022 2 pm
9 September 2022 All [email protected] 2 September 2022 2 pm
13 September 2022 TOLC-S; TOLC-SU; TOLC-AV; TOLC-B [email protected] 7 September 2022 2 pm
14 September 2022 TOLC-S; TOLC-SU; TOLC-AV [email protected] 8 September 2022 2 pm
20 September 2022 TOLC-S; TOLC-SU; TOLC-AV [email protected] 14 September 2022 2 pm
22 September 2022 TOLC-S; TOLC-SU; TOLC-AV [email protected] 16 September 2022 2 pm

Check in the calendar how you will have to take the TOLC:

  • [email protected]: you will take the test from home
  • TOLC all’università: will take the test on campus

Register in the CISIA test reserved area to book the TOLC:

  • Read how to register for [email protected] (from home)
  • Read how to register for TOLC all’università (on campus)

You can take no more than one TOLC test of the same type per calendar month. For the purposes of ranking, and any additional learning requirements (OFA), we will consider your highest test score form 1 January 2021 to the deadline date for that session (both [email protected] and TOLC at University). Each time you sit the test you will have to pay a € 30 fee.

To prepare for the TOLC test, visit the admission test page and the TOLC tutorials and simulations area. You will find more information on the test structure and the TOLC syllabus of your interest, and you can also download sample tests.