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Advanced Placement Program (AP)

Cutoff Scores, Placement Messages, and Credit Policies for 2018-2019


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 the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019.

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 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. English Language & Composition

  14. English Literature & Composition

  15. Environmental Science

  16. French

  17. German

  18. Government & Politics: Comparative

  19. Government & Politics: U.S.

  20. History, European

  21. History, U.S.

  22. History, World

  23. Human Geography

  24. Italian

  25. Japanese

  26. Latin

  27. Macro-economics

  28. Micro-economics

  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


Questions? Contact or call 217-265-6248.

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.