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International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme

Cutoff Scores, Placement Messages, and Credit Policies for 2022-2023

(Updated April 18, 2022)

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is committed to supporting our incoming students and ensuring that they have a smooth transition to their higher education studies. The credit policies below apply to all students entering Illinois in Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023. Only scores resulting in credit are shown.

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For descriptions of the courses listed in the table below, please see the Courses of Instruction section in the Academic Catalog.

Course numbers listed as 1 - - or 2 - - are considered elective credit within the stated subject area. This is because our campus does not have an equivalent course that corresponds to the AP course. Students can apply elective credit towards their graduation requirements. Students should consult with their academic advisor to determine how this test-based credit may best be used to meet their specific curriculum and program requirements.

To view credit policies for any foreign language, scroll down to "Languages Other Than English."

Questions? Contact "Placement & Proficiency" staff by emailing or by calling 217-244-4437 during business hours.

  1. Art History (SBS)

  2. Astronomy (SBS)

  3. Biology

  4. Brazilian Social Studies (SBS)

  5. Business Management

  6. Chemistry

  7. Classical Greek & Roman Studies (SBS)

  8. Classics - Greek

  9. Classics - Latin

  10. Computer Science

  11. Dance

  12. Design Technology

  13. Economics

  14. English A: Language and Literature

  15. English A: Literature

  16. English A: Literature and Performance

  17. English B

  18. Environmental Systems and Societies

  19. Film

  20. Food Science & Technology (SBS)

  21. Geography

  22. Global Politics

  23. History (HL cutoffs are regardless of region)

  24. Information Technology (ITGS)

  25. Languages Other Than English

  26. Math: Analysis and Approaches

  27. Math: Application and Interpretation

  28. Mathematical Studies

  29. Mathematics

  30. Mathematics - Further Mathematics

  31. Music

  32. Music - Group Performance

  33. Music - Solo Performance

  34. Music Creating

  35. Philosophy

  36. Physics

  37. Political Thought (SBS)

  38. Psychology

  39. Social and Cultural Anthropology

  40. Sports, Exercise, and Health Science

  41. Theatre

  42. Visual Arts

  43. World Religions

  44. X_any school-based syllabus not listed here (Humanities)

  45. X_any school-based syllabus not listed here (interdisciplinary)

  1. French A: Literature

  2. French A: Language and Literature

  3. Catalan A: Literature

  4. German A: Literature

  5. German A: Language and Literature

  6. Italian A: Literature

  7. Italian A: Language and Literature

  8. Japanese A: Literature

  9. Japanese A: Language and Literature

  10. Korean A: Literature

  11. Korean A: Language and Literature

  12. Modern Greek A: Literature

  13. Modern Greek A: Language and Literature

  14. Portuguese A: Literature

  15. Portuguese A: Language and Literature

  16. Spanish A: Literature

  17. Spanish A: Language and Literature

  18. Any "Language A: Literature" not listed here

  19. Any "Language A: Language and Literature" not listed here

  20. Chinese B - Cantonese

  21. French B

  22. Any "Language B" not listed here

  23. Swedish B

  24. Spanish B

  25. Russian B

  26. Portuguese B

  27. Korean B

  28. Japanese B

  29. Italian B

  30. Hindi B

  31. Hebrew B

  32. German B

  33. Chinese B - Mandarin

  34. Arabic B

  35. Hindi A: Literature

Questions? Contact or call 217-244-4437.

The University of Illinois recognizes the value of the Advanced Placement (AP) Program and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 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. The course might better prepare you for the rigors of the subsequent course in the sequence. For descriptions of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign courses listed in the table above, please see the Courses of Instruction section in the Academic Catalog. Students are able to consult with their academic advisors during Registration in order to determine how test-based credit may best be used to meet their specific curriculum and program requirements and 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.