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Advanced Placement Program (AP)

Cutoff Scores, Placement Messages, and Credit Policies for 2023-2024

(updated April 24, 2023)

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. Please be sure to tell your academic advisor during Summer Registration that you have taken AP exams, as the College Board has announced there will be a delay in sending scores to institutions. The credit policies below apply to all students entering Illinois in Summer 2024, Fall 2024, or Spring 2025. 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.

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



  1. AP African American Studies

  2. AP Precalculus

  3. AP Research

  4. AP Seminar

  5. Art History

  6. Art: 2-D Art and Design

  7. Art: 3-D Art and Design

  8. Art: Drawing

  9. Biology

  10. Calculus AB for students entering any College other than the Grainger College of Engineering

  11. Calculus AB for students entering the Grainger College of Engineering

  12. Calculus BC for students entering any College other than the Grainger College of Engineering

  13. Calculus BC for students entering the Grainger College of Engineering

  14. Chemistry

  15. Chinese

  16. Computer Science A

  17. Computer Science Principles

  18. Economics, Macro

  19. Economics, Micro

  20. English Language & Composition

  21. English Literature & Composition

  22. Environmental Science

  23. French

  24. German

  25. Government & Politics: Comparative

  26. Government & Politics: U.S.

  27. History, European

  28. History, U.S.

  29. History, World

  30. Human Geography

  31. Italian

  32. Japanese

  33. Latin

  34. Music Theory

  35. Physics 1

  36. Physics 2

  37. Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism

  38. Physics C: Mechanics

  39. Psychology

  40. Spanish Language

  41. Spanish Literature

  42. Statistics

Questions? Contact pnp@illinois.edu or call 217-244-4437.

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 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.