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please contact:

Placement & Proficiency
(217) 244-4437


Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

About the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization

  • What is IB? 
  • IB Policies: Policies that apply to all students enrolling at the Urbana-Champaign campus during the 2016-2017 academic year
  • Please note that the amendment to the State of Illinois "College and Career Success for All Students" Act that requires public institutions to award credit for scores of 4, 5, 6, and 7 on all IB Diploma Programme exams also states that policies must be posted "before the beginning of the 2017-2018 academic year," which for Illinois is August 28, 2017.  It is anticipated that UIUC's test-based credit policies will be posted in April 2017. Please check back at that time.

Accepting IB Credit

IB exam score transcripts are typically received from the International Baccalaureate Organization in August, but we do accept them throughout the year. Any proficiency credit you earn is immediately posted to your academic record.

If you are expecting IB proficiency credit and do not see it in your DARS report, please contact us by phone (217) 244-4437 or email to see whether your transcript was ever received. We do not accept test results from the student. All IB exam score transcripts must be sent directly from the IBO to our office. Our address is:

Measurement and Evaluation
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
505 East Armory Avenue, Room 247 Armory Bldg.
Champaign, IL 61820


Click here to request that the IBO send your transcript to Illinois.

Sometimes your IB test results will give you a higher course placement than your placement test results. If test results from your IB exam and your placement exam generate conflicting placement messages, you may follow the higher placement message. Please discuss your options with your academic advisor.

Illinois recognizes the value of the IB Program. Nevertheless, you should be aware that there are times when it is in your best interest to take the actual course that corresponds to the IB credit. The course might better prepare you for the rigors of the next course in the sequence. Consult with your academic advisor, as this decision will often depend on your academic goals.