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Information for Academic Advisors (last updated May 17, 2017)
There are only 3 changes to AP policies:
There are many changes to IB policies. The key ones are:
I am still working on the table of IB credit policies. Thank you for your patience. The PDF in the upper-right corner of the "IB Cutoffs for 2017-2018" web page does itemize the new test-based credit policies for all IB exams. Please use that PDF until I finish inputting information into the website, or scroll through Admissions' webpage.
As in past years, credit will neither be added to nor taken away from the academic records of currently enrolled students based on the new AP and IB policies. For the credit policies that apply to sophomores, juniors, and seniors (i.e., anyone who is NOT a new, incoming student), please click on the link above.
Feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions.
This is a year of transition. As you probably know, the State of Illinois awarded the contract for college admissions testing of public high school juniors to the College Board rather than to ACT, Inc. Consequently, some incoming students submitted only ACT scores, others submitted only SAT scores, some students took the 'old SAT,' some took the 'new SAT,' and some students took all of these tests (ACT, old SAT, and new SAT). For 2017-2018
When a particular test (e.g., the ACT English test) is taken multiple times, the highest score is used for course placement and proficiency. However, when multiple tests are taken, the student's scores might generate conflicting messages. For example, a student might earn RHET 105 credit based on their ACT English score and yet be placed into RHET 105 based on their SAT EBRW score. Test-based credit will appear on a student's academic record regardless of contradictory placement messages. You might wish to consider recommending to such students that they seek assistance on their writing assignments -- for example, from the Writers' Workshop -- even though they don't have to take a 'Composition I' course.
Feel free to call Diana at 265-6248. You may also email email@example.com If there’s a question about a particular student, please have the UIN handy.