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Advanced Placement Program (APP)

Cutoff Scores, Placement Messages, and Credit Policies for 2015-2016

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Proficiency credit is awarded on the basis of sufficiently high scores on 33 AP exams and is subject to change upon annual review. The policies below apply to all students entering Illinois in Summer 2015, Fall 2015, or Spring 2016.

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 AP 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.

Questions should be directed to the Division of Measurement & Evaluation by emailing pnp@illinois.edu or by calling 217-244-4437.


APP Exam

Score

Course Credited

Credit hours

Placement

Art History 4 or 5 None 0 This test does not award course credit. You may contact the Art History Program’s Undergraduate Studies Director for a review of your course materials.
Studio Art, 2D Design 4 or 5 ART 105 3 -
Studio Art, 3D Design 4 or 5 ART 104 3 -
Studio Art, Drawing 4 or 5 ART 102 3 -
Biology 5 Integrative Biology 150 4 Speak with your advisor to determine which biology course you should enroll in.
Molecular and Cell Biology 150 4
Calculus AB 1
None 0 Math 220
College of Engineering students only: 2 or 3 None 0 Math 221
Other colleges: 2 or 3 None 0 Math 220 or 221; consult with advisor
College of Engineering students only: 4 or 5 Math 220 5 Either Math 231 Section EL1 CRN 46880 with concurrent enrollment in Math 299 CRN 50014, or Math 231 Section EL2 CRN 46897 with concurrent enrollment in Math 299 CRN 50015
Other colleges: 4 or 5 Math 220 5 Math 231
Calculus BC College of Engineering students only: 1 or 2
None 0 Math 221
Other colleges: 1 or 2 None 0 Math 220 or 221; consult with advisor
College of Engineering students only: 3 with an AB subscore of 1, 2, or 3 None 0 Math 221
Other colleges: 3 with an AB subscore of 1, 2, or 3 None 0 Math 221 or 220; consult with advisor
College of Engineering students only: 3 with an AB subscore of 4 or 5 Math 220 5 Either Math 231 Section EL1 CRN 46880 with concurrent enrollment in Math 299 CRN 50014, or Math 231 Section EL2 CRN 46897 with concurrent enrollment in Math 299 CRN 50015
Other colleges: 3 with an AB subscore of 4 or 5 Math 220 5 Math 231
College of Engineering students only: 4 Math 220
Math 231
5
3
Either Math 231 Section EL1 CRN 46880 with concurrent enrollment in Math 299 CRN 50014, or Math 231 Section EL2 CRN 46897 with concurrent enrollment in Math 299 CRN 50015; consult with an adviser whether to accept the Math 231 AP credit or take the Math 231 course
Other colleges: 4 Math 220
Math 231
5
3
Math 241
5 Math 220
Math 231
5
3
Math 241
Chemistry 3
Chem 102
(lecture only)
3 Chem lab 103; Chem 104-105; consult with advisor
4 or 5 Chem 102 (lecture only)
Chem 104 (lecture only)

3

3

Chem labs 103 and 105; Chem 222-223 or Chem 232 or Chem 236; consult with advisor
Chinese 4 Chinese 203, 204 10 CHIN 305
5 Chinese 203, 204, 305, and 306 20 CHIN 441
Computer Science A 3 Computer Science 105 3  
4 or 5 Computer Science 101 3  
Economics: Macro 4 or 5

Economics 103 3  
Economics: Micro 4 or 5
Economics 102 3  
English Language & Composition 4 or 5
Rhetoric 105 4 Fulfilled Comp I requirement
English Literature & Composition 4 or 5
Rhetoric 105 and English 110 7 Fulfilled Comp I requirement
Environmental Science 4 or 5 NRES 100 3  
European History 4 or 5 History 142 3  
French Language & Culture 3 French 103 4 FR 104
4 French 103, 104 8 FR 205 or FR 207
5 French 103, 104, 205, and 207 13 FR 208
German Language & Culture 3 German 103 and 104 8 GER 211
4 or 5 German 103, 104, and 211 11 GER 212
Government: Comparative 5 Political Science 240 3 PS 241
Government: U.S. 4 or 5 Political Science 101 3 PS 100
Human Geography 4 or 5 GEOG 104 4 GEOG 103 or GEOG 106
Italian Language & Culture 5 Italian 103 and 104 8 ITAL 210
Japanese Language & Culture 4 Japanese 203 and 204 10 JAPN 305
5 Japanese 203 and 204 10 Consult with advisor
Latin 3 Latin 103 and 104 8 LAT 301
4 or 5 Latin 103 and 104; and 3 hours for Latin 199 11 LAT 301
Music Theory 5 Music 101 2  
Physics 1 - This exam by itself does not earn course placement or proficiency credit. You may take the PHYS 101 departmental proficiency exam. -  
Physics 2 - If your score on the Physics 1 test is a 5 and your score on the Physics 2 test is a 5, then you will earn 10 hours of credit for Physics 101 and Physics 102. Otherwise, you do not earn any credit, but you are encouraged to take the PHYS 101 departmental proficiency exam. -  
Physics B: (taken in 2014 or earlier) 4 or 5 Physics 101
Physics 102
5
5
 
Physics C: Mechanics 5 Physics 211 4  
Physics C: Elec & Mag 5 Physics 212 4  
Psychology 5 Psychology 100 4  
Spanish Language 4 Spanish 141 and 200 7 SPAN 204
5 Spanish 141, 200, and 204 10 SPAN 202, 208, or 228
Spanish Literature 4 Spanish 141 and 200 7 SPAN 204
5 Spanish 141, 200, and 204 10 SPAN 202, 208, or 228
Statistics 4 Statistics 100 3  
5 Statistics 100 and 200 6  
U.S. History 4 or 5 History 171 and 172 6  
World History 4 or 5 History 100 3 Credit can be used to fulfill either the Western or non-Western Cultural Studies General Education requirement.

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