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International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

Cutoff Scores, Placement Messages, and Credit Policies for 2008-2009

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Proficiency credit is awarded on the basis of sufficiently high scores from 16 IB exams and is subject to change upon annual review. The policies below apply to all students entering UIUC in Summer 2008, Fall 2008, or Spring 2009.

What is IB?! 

Questions should be directed to the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning by emailing pnp@illinois.edu or by calling 217-244-4437.

CHANGES FOR 2008-2009

  • There are no changes in IB policy for 2008-2009.

The University of Illinois recognizes the value of the Advanced Placement (AP) Program and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. However, students should be aware that there are times when it is in the student’s best interest to take the UIUC course that corresponds to the AP or IB credit instead of accepting the test-based credit, so as to be better prepared for the rigors of the subsequent course in the sequence. Students are able to consult with their academic advisors during Summer Registration in order to determine what will be most appropriate for their individual plan of study.

New undergraduate students who have not already earned college-level credit in the subject are allowed to take a UIUC departmental proficiency exam in math, biology, chemistry, physics, French, German, or Spanish if they wish to try to proficiency out of an introductory course. Click here for details.

 

IB Exam

Level

Score

UIUC Course Credited

Credit

Placement Message

Social & Cultural Anthropology HL 6, 7 ANTH 103 3  
SL 6, 7 ANTH 103 3  
Biology HL 6, 7 IB 150 and 151 (lab)
MCB 150 and 151 (lab)
10  
SL 6, 7 IB 104 4  
Chemistry HL
6, 7 CHEM 102, CHEM 104 (lecture only) 6 Chem labs 103 and 105; Chem 222-223 or Chem 232 or Chem 236; consult with advisor
SL - None 0  
Classics - Greek HL 6, 7 GRK 101, 102, and 201 12 GRK 202
SL 6, 7 GRK 101 and 102 8 GRK 201
Classics - Latin HL 6, 7 LAT 103, 104, and 301 11  
SL 6, 7 LAT 103 and 104 8 LAT 301
Computer Science HL 6, 7 CS 101 3  
SL 6, 7 CS 105 3  
Economics HL 6, 7 ECON 102 and 103 6  
SL 6, 7 ECON 102 and 103 6  
English A1 HL 6, 7 ENGL 103 and RHET 105 7 You have fulfilled your Comp I requirement
SL - None 0  
English A2 HL
6, 7 ENGL 103 and RHET 105 7 You have fulfilled your Comp I requirement.
SL - None 0  
French A2 HL 6, 7 FR 207 3 FR 208
SL 6, 7 FR 207 3 FR 208
French B HL 6, 7 FR 103 and 104 8 FR 205 or 207
SL 6, 7 FR 103 4 FR 104 or 134
French ab initio SL 6, 7 None 0 FR 103 or 133
German A2 HL 6, 7 GER 211-212 and GER 331-332 12 GER 401
SL 6, 7 GER 103-104 and GER 331 11 GER 211 or 212; and GER 332
German B HL 6, 7 GER 103-104 8 GER 211
SL 6, 7 None 0 GER 104
German ab initio SL 6, 7 None 0 GER 103
History (any regional topic) HL 6, 7 History 142 and 172 6  
SL - None 0  
Mathematics HL 6, 7 Math 220 5 Math 231
SL - None 0  
Further Math SL 6, 7 Math 213 and 231 6 Math 241
Philosophy HL 6, 7 PHIL 101 3 PHIL 203 or PHIL 206 or a logic course; consult with advisor
SL 6, 7 PHIL 101 3 PHIL 203 or PHIL 206 or a logic course; consult with advisor
Psychology HL 6, 7 PSYC 100 4  
SL 6, 7 PSYC 100 4  
Spanish A1 HL 6, 7 SPAN 200 3 SPAN 204
SL 6, 7 SPAN 200 3 SPAN 204
Spanish A2 HL 6, 7 SPAN 125, 143, 200 11 SPAN 204
SL 6, 7 SPAN 125 and 143 8 SPAN 200 and 204 which are both prerequisites for further study
Spanish B HL 6, 7 SPAN 103 and 141 8 SPAN 200 and 204 which are both prerequisites for further study
SL 6, 7 SPAN 103 4 SPAN 140, 141, 142, or 143
Spanish ab initio SL 6, 7 None 0 SPAN 103

For a language not listed above, contact pnp@illinois.edu or call 217-244-4437.