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Inference-Making and Reasoning (IMR) in

Biology Placement

Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2021-2022

Placement into an introductory biology course is based on the student's score on the IMR Biology Placement Exam. Cutoff scores and placement recommendations are derived in collaboration with the School of Integrative Biology and are reviewed annually. The policies below apply to all students entering the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022.

The online IMR Biology Placement Test does not award academic credit. If you wish to take an IB Proficiency Exam, they are offered at the beginning of each fall and spring semester.

Questions? Contact "Placement & Proficiency" staff by emailing or by calling 217-244-4437 during business hours.

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Please save your IMR Biology score and set up an appointment with your academic advisor to discuss which biology course to enroll in in your first semester.