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International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
Cutoff Scores, Placement Messages, and Credit Policies for 2015-2016
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Exams Accepted at Urbana
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.