CISIA test presentation
For the non-competitive test, we use CISIA (Consorzio Interuniversitario Sistemi Integrati per l'Accesso) (http://www.cisiaonline.it/): TOLC (CISIA Online Test) - E (Economics).
The average of the score achieved in the test (weight: 75%) and the diploma mark the student has achieved (weight: 25%) constitute the result of the initial preparation test.
However, students who intend to enrol in the Food Systems also have the option of enrolling in and taking the TOLC-E 'advance' test independently (in advance and independently of the 'ordinary' test that usually takes place towards the end of October each year, organised by the Department of Economics and Business Sciences for enrolled students), which has the same characteristics and value. Those interested may therefore take the 'advance' TOLC-E test on specific days in the period from February to September established by the Department of Economics and Business Sciences in Parma or at other Universities associated with CISIA. As in previous years, in 2022 the test will be held exclusively online (TOLC CASA). All students who are in their fourth or fifth year of Italian or foreign upper-secondary schools or who have already obtained a diploma may register for this test. Each student may take each 'advance' TOLC-E test no more than once a month (calendar month). The mark obtained for the ‘anticipated’ TOLC-E test may be used to calculate the score referred to when considering whether the minimum initial preparation level (as detailed below) has been exceeded or not, and thus, students who are successful in this regard will not have to take the ‘ordinary’ test set by the Department of Economics and Business Sciences in October.