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International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

Cutoff Scores, Placement Messages, and Credit Policies for 2015-2016

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Proficiency credit is awarded on the basis of sufficiently high exam scores in 15 IB content areas and is subject to change upon annual review. The policies below apply to all students entering Illinois in Summer 2015, Fall 2015, or Spring 2016.

The University of Illinois recognizes the value of the Advanced Placement (AP) Program and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. Students should be aware that there are times when it is in their best interest to take the course that corresponds to the AP or IB credit instead of accepting the test-based credit. You may be better prepared for the rigors of the subsequent course in the sequence if you decline this credit and take the course. Students are able to consult with their academic advisors during Registration in order to determine what will be most appropriate for their individual plan of study.

New undergraduate students who barely miss earning IB proficiency credit and who have not already earned college-level credit in the subject are allowed to take a departmental proficiency exam in math, science, and certain LOTEs if they wish to try to proficiency out of an introductory course.

Questions should be directed to the Division of Measurement & Evaluation by emailing pnp@illinois.edu or by calling 217-244-4437.


IB Exam

Level

Score

Course Credited

Credit hours

Placement Message

Anthropology HL 6, 7 ANTH 230 3 ANTH 270
SL 6, 7 ANTH 103 3 ANTH 230
Biology HL 6, 7 IB 150 and 151,
MCB 150 and 151
10  
SL 6, 7 IB 104 4  
Chemistry HL
6, 7 CHEM 102-103, 104-105 8 CHEM 222-223, or CHEM 232, or CHEM 236; consult with advisor
SL - None 0  
Classics - Greek HL 6, 7 GRK 101, 102, and 201 12 GRK 202
SL 6, 7 GRK 101 and 102 8 GRK 201
Classics - Latin HL 6, 7 LAT 103, 104, and 301 11 LAT 302
SL 6, 7 LAT 103 and 104 8 LAT 301
Computer Science HL 6, 7 CS 101 3  
SL 6, 7 CS 105 3  
Economics HL 6, 7 ECON 102 and 103 6  
SL 6, 7 ECON 102 and 103 6  
English A:
Literature
HL 6, 7 RHET 105
ENGL 110
7 Fulfilled Comp I requirement
SL 6, 7 RHET 105 4 Fulfilled Comp I requirement
English A:
Language and Literature
HL 6, 7 RHET 105
ENGL 110
7 Fulfilled Comp I requirement
SL 6, 7 RHET 105 4 Fulfilled Comp I requirement
English A:
Literature and Performance
SL 6, 7 RHET 105 4 Fulfilled Comp I requirement
French A:
Language and Literature
HL 6, 7 FR 207 3 FR 205 or 208
SL 6, 7 None 0 FR 205 or 207
French A:
Literature and Performance
SL 6, 7 None 0 You may bring your course materials (syllabus, books, papers, exams, etc.) to the Director of Undergraduate Studies in French during your first semester and request a review for possible proficiency credit.
French B HL 6, 7 FR 103 and 104 8 FR 205 or 207
SL 6, 7 FR 103 4 FR 104 or 134
French ab initio SL 6, 7 None 0 FR 103 or 133
German A:
Literature
HL - None 0 Consult with the German Dept Program Director to plan your individualized study of higher-level courses.
SL - None 0 Consult with the German Dept Program Director to plan your individualized study of higher-level courses.
German A:
Language and Literature
HL - None 0 Consult with the German Dept Program Director to plan your individualized study of higher-level courses.
SL - None 0 Consult with the German Dept Program Director to plan your individualized study of higher-level courses.
German A:
Literature and Performance
SL - None 0 Consult with the German Dept Program Director to plan your individualized study of higher-level courses.
German B HL 6, 7 GER 103 and 104 8 GER 211
SL 6, 7 None 0 GER 104; You may register for the August 2015 or January 2016 German Proficiency Exam if you have not already earned any college-level German credit.
German ab initio SL 6, 7 None 0 GER 103
History (any regional topic) HL 6, 7 History 142 and 172 6  
SL - None 0  
Mathematics HL 6, 7 Math 220
STAT 100
5
3
Math 231; consult with advisor about enrolling in STAT 200
SL 6 Math 115 3  
SL 7 Math 115
STAT 100
3
3
 
Further Math HL 6 Math 213
Math 225
Math 231
STAT 100
3
2
3
3
Math 241; consult with advisor about enrolling in STAT 200
HL 7 Math 213
Math 225
Math 231
STAT 100
STAT 200
3
2
3
3
3
Math 241; consult with advisor about enrolling in a statistics course
Philosophy HL 6, 7 PHIL 101 3 PHIL 203 or PHIL 206 or a logic course; consult with advisor
SL - None 0  
Psychology HL 6, 7 PSYC 100 4
SL 6, 7 PSYC 100 4  
Spanish A:
Literature
HL 6, 7 SPAN 200 3 SPAN 204; consult with advisor
SL - None 0  
Spanish A:
Language and Literature
HL 6, 7 SPAN 200 3 SPAN 204; consult with advisor
SL - None 0
Spanish B HL 6, 7 SPAN 103 and 141 8 SPAN 200 and 204
SL 6, 7 SPAN 103 4 SPAN 141 or 142
Spanish ab initio SL 6, 7 None 0 SPAN 103

Questions? Contact pnp@illinois.edu or call 217-244-4437.