How to register for the test

The information available in this page refers to the 2023/2024 a.y.
The admission modalities for the 2024/2025 a.y. will be published in a few months.

Registration for the ARCHED test will open at 14:00 (CET) on 18 May 2023 and will close at 14:00 (CET) on 19 July 2023.

1. Register on the Online Services

Before registering for the test, you must register on the Online Services and click on the “Register” link.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen: it's a simple and intuitive procedure.

  • keep your tax code handy
  • to access the Online Services, a Public Digital Identity System (SPID) or electronic identity card (CIE) and the activation of two-factor authentication (2FA) are required. You will need your university credentials (personal code and password) in order to access the test

    For further information: 
    - Instructions on how to register and receive assistance on the page: Welcome kit and registration
    Download the guide

2. Registration for the entrance test

Go on the Online Services. Click on the link “Laurea (equivalent to a Bachelor of Science) and five-year single-cycle programmes: entrance or recovery tests and enrolment” and select “Test Registration” and then choose the test you are interested in. 

  1. Please also enter the following information:
    - Information about to your secondary school and your final grade (if obtained); if you cannot find the name of your school in our list, select 'other School' and type the full name of the school in the appropriate field;
    - details of your ID document , which must be the one that you will show to the Board on the day of the test;
     
  2. State which programmes you are interested in by listing in order of preference up to six (6) choices. 
    You can modify your preferences until 14:00 (CET) on 19 July 2023.
    Your preferences for programmes shall be binding for the purposes of forming the first ranking
     
  3. choose the language of the test (Italian or English).
    The test language cannot be modified from Online Services. Take care when selecting your choice.  Should you wish to change the language after your registration has been confirmed, you will need to contact the Registrar’s Office.
     
  4. You must also pay a registration fee of 30.00.

Payment methods accepted:

  • IMMEDIATE PAYMENT with credit card or prepaid card (pagoPA form 1)
    Please note: once you have made your payment, only if you exceed the time allowed to complete the payment and registration process you may need to re-enter the application to complete and confirm your registration for the test.
  • DEFERRED PAYMENT via home banking or from accredited Payment Service Providers (pagoPA form 3)
    Please note: once you have made the payment using the method of your choice, you must re-enter the application to complete and confirm your registration for the test. If you do not enter and complete the registration, payment alone will not allow you to take the test

Please note: payment of the entrance test alone does not mean you are registered for the test.
To make sure that you have correctly registered for the test, at the end of the procedure the time, day and room where you should report to will appear on the screen, and you will be able to print out the test registration receipt. In addition, upon re-entering the application you will see the “Registration Receipt” link.

If you have only paid for the entrance test and have not completed the registration process, you can re-enter the test registration application on Online Services by clicking on 'Laurea (equivalent to a Bachelor of Science) and five-year single-cycle programmes: entrance or receovery tests and enrolment’ and selecting 'Test Registration', then choose the test you want to sit and a date with available places: you will not be asked to make the payment again. Complete the registration until you get to the summary screen showing the time and day of your test.

If you lose your enrolment receipt, you can get another issue by accessing Online Services and clicking on the link “Laurea (equivalent to a Bachelor of Science) and five-year single-cycle programmes: entrance or recovery tests and enrolment” and select “Test Registration”. On this receipt you will find a summary of: your identification code, the date and time of the test to which you have been assigned.

The test fee cannot be refunded.

If you are a student with a disability or dyslexia, you can report this directly during the test registration process.

The day of the test

One week before the test, you will receive an e-mail from CISIA with instructions to follow on the date of the test.

If you wish, even before receiving the information e-mail from CISIA, you can simulate and practise the test by registering at CISIA - reserved area "esercitazione e posizionamento".