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Advanced Level Exams (A Levels)

Cutoff Scores, Placement Messages, and Credit Policies for 2014-2015

Proficiency credit is awarded for most A-Level exams on the basis of sufficiently high scores (grades C and above) and is subject to change upon annual review. The policies below apply to all students entering the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Summer 2014, Fall 2014, or Spring 2015.

If a student takes an equivalent course for part of the A Level at Illinois, only partial credit will be awarded. All grades will be posted as "credit.” 

New undergraduate students who have not already earned college-level credit in a particular subject are allowed to take the departmental proficiency exam in the sciences and /or humanities if they wish to try to proficiency out of an introductory course. Click here for details.

Questions? All A-Level credit is processed through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Please ask to speak to an international admissions specialist.


Course Proficiency (credit hours earned)


Biology MCB 150 (4 hours)
IB 150 (4 hours)
Chemistry CHEM 202-203 (5 hours)
CHEM 204-205 (5 hours)
CHEM 236-237
Computing CS 125 (4 hours) -
Economics ECON 102 (3 hours)
ECON 103 (3 hours)
Geography GEOG 104, or GEOG 103 and 104 (either 4 or 8 hours,
depending on examining board and syllabus)
Mathematics MATH 220 (5 hours) -
Further Math MATH 225 (2 hours)
MATH 2-- (3 hours)
Physics PHYS 211 (4 hours)
PHYS 212 (4 hours)
Psychology PSYC 100 (4 hours) -