Cisia TOLC Test

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 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 Politics and 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)
  • Cultural Heritage: techology and diagnostics science (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
  • Language Mediation and Intercultural 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: 

  • Production and protection of plants and green areas
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Development and Protection of Mountain Environment

Limited enrolment Bachelor's degree programmes: 

  • Sustainable food science and technology
  • Foodservice science and technology
  • Viticulture and enology
  • Breeding and welfare of companions animals
  • Animal production
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
14 February 2023 All [email protected] 8 February 2023, 2 pm
15 February 2023 All [email protected] 9 February 2023, 2 pm
16 February 2023 All [email protected] 10 February 2023, 2 pm
21 February 2023 All [email protected] 15 February 2023, 2 pm
22 February 2023 All [email protected] 16 February 2023, 2 pm
23 February 2023 All [email protected] 17 February 2023, 2 pm
7 March 2023 All [email protected] 1 March 2023, 2 pm
8 March 2023 All [email protected] 2 March 2023, 2 pm
9 March 2023 All [email protected] 3 March 2023, 2 pm
14 March 2023 All [email protected] 8 March 2023, 2 pm
15 March 2023 All [email protected] 9 March 2023, 2 pm
16 March 2023 All [email protected] 10 March 2023, 2 pm
21 March 2023 All [email protected] 15 March 2023, 2 pm
22 March 2023 All [email protected] 16 March 2023, 2 pm
28 March 2023 All [email protected] 22 March 2023, 2 pm
29 March 2023 All [email protected] 23 March 2023, 2 pm
New dates will be updated      


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

  • [email protected]: you will take the test from home with your pc
  • 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 2022 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.