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Placement & Proficiency Frequently Asked Questions

Placement Testing FAQ

  • Do I have to take placement exams?

  • When can I take my placement tests?

  • How many times can I take the placement exams?

  • I am a sophomore/junior/senior at Illinois, and I never took my placement tests. Can I take them now?

  • I can’t log in. What should I do?

  • How do I find out my course placement?

Proficiency Testing FAQ

  • Which Advanced Placement scores does Urbana accept?

  • Which International Baccalaureate scores does Urbana accept?

  • I sent in my AP or IB scores. How do I know if I earned credit or not?

  • I took a departmental proficiency exam. How I do know if I earned credit or not?

  • My AP/IB credit is not showing up in Academic History or DARS. What should I do?

  • I did not have my AP scores sent to Illinois when I first came. What should I do?

FAQ on the "College and Career Success for All Students" Legislation

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the new AP and IB credit policies that result from the legislation.