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International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme

Cutoff Scores, Placement Messages, and Credit Policies for 2023-2024

(Updated April 24, 2023)

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is committed to supporting our incoming students and ensuring that they have a smooth transition to their higher education studies. The credit policies below apply to all students entering Illinois in Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024. Only scores resulting in credit are shown.

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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.

To view credit policies for any foreign language, scroll down to "Languages Other Than English."

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

  1. Art History (SBS)

  2. Astronomy (SBS)

  3. Biology

  4. Brazilian Social Studies (SBS)

  5. Business Management

  6. Chemistry

  7. Classical Greek & Roman Studies (SBS)

  8. Classics - Greek

  9. Classics - Latin

  10. Computer Science

  11. Dance

  12. Design Technology

  13. Economics

  14. English A: Language and Literature

  15. English A: Literature

  16. English A: Literature and Performance

  17. English B

  18. Environmental Systems and Societies

  19. Film

  20. Food Science & Technology (SBS)

  21. Geography

  22. Global Politics

  23. History (HL cutoffs are regardless of region)

  24. Information Technology (ITGS)

  25. Languages Other Than English

  26. Math: Analysis and Approaches

  27. Math: Application and Interpretation

  28. Mathematical Studies

  29. Mathematics

  30. Mathematics - Further Mathematics

  31. Music

  32. Music - Group Performance

  33. Music - Solo Performance

  34. Music Creating

  35. Philosophy

  36. Physics

  37. Political Thought (SBS)

  38. Psychology

  39. Social and Cultural Anthropology

  40. Sports, Exercise, and Health Science

  41. Theatre

  42. Visual Arts

  43. World Religions

  44. X_any school-based syllabus not listed here (Humanities)

  45. X_any school-based syllabus not listed here (interdisciplinary)

  1. Any "Language A: Language and Literature" not listed here

  2. Any "Language A: Literature" not listed here

  3. Any "Language B" not listed here

  4. Arabic B

  5. Catalan A: Literature

  6. Chinese B - Cantonese

  7. Chinese B - Mandarin

  8. French A: Language and Literature

  9. French A: Literature

  10. French B

  11. German A: Language and Literature

  12. German A: Literature

  13. German B

  14. Hebrew B

  15. Hindi A: Literature

  16. Hindi B

  17. Italian A: Language and Literature

  18. Italian A: Literature

  19. Italian B

  20. Japanese A: Language and Literature

  21. Japanese A: Literature

  22. Japanese B

  23. Korean A: Language and Literature

  24. Korean A: Literature

  25. Korean B

  26. Modern Greek A: Language and Literature

  27. Modern Greek A: Literature

  28. Portuguese A: Language and Literature

  29. Portuguese A: Literature

  30. Portuguese B

  31. Russian B

  32. Spanish A: Language and Literature

  33. Spanish A: Literature

  34. Spanish B

  35. Swedish B

Questions? Contact or call 217-244-4437.

The University of Illinois recognizes the value of the Advanced Placement (AP) Program and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 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. The course might better prepare you for the rigors of the subsequent course in the sequence. For descriptions of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign courses listed in the table above, please see the Courses of Instruction section in the Academic Catalog. Students are able to consult with their academic advisors during Registration in order to determine how test-based credit may best be used to meet their specific curriculum and program requirements and what will be most appropriate for their individual plan of study.

New undergraduate students who barely miss earning IB 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.