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Advanced Placement Program (APP)

Cutoff Scores, Placement Messages, and Credit Policies for 2017-2018


Academic credit is awarded for scores of 3, 4, and 5 and is subject to change upon annual review. The policies below apply to all students entering Illinois in Summer 2017, Fall 2017, or Spring 2018.

For descriptions of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 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 or by calling 217-244-4437 during business hours.


  1. AP Research

  2. AP Seminar

  3. Art History

  4. Biology

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

  6. Calculus AB for students entering the College of Engineering

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

  8. Calculus BC for students entering the College of Engineering

  9. Chemistry

  10. Chinese

  11. Computer Science A

  12. Computer Science Principles

  13. Economics, Macro

  14. Economics, Micro

  15. English Language & Composition

  16. English Literature & Composition

  17. Environmental Science

  18. French

  19. German

  20. Government & Politics: Comparative

  21. Government & Politics: U.S.

  22. History, European

  23. History, U.S.

  24. History, World

  25. Human Geography

  26. Italian

  27. Japanese

  28. Latin

  29. Music Theory

  30. Physics 1

  31. Physics 2

  32. Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism

  33. Physics C: Mechanics

  34. Psychology

  35. Spanish Language

  36. Spanish Literature

  37. Statistics

  38. Studio Art: 2-D Design

  39. Studio Art: 3-D Design

  40. Studio Art: Drawing

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.

Questions? Contact or call 217-265-6248.