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Advanced Placement Program (APP)

Cutoff Scores, Placement Messages, and Credit Policies for 2016-2017

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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 2016, Fall 2016, or Spring 2017.

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.

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.

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 Measurement & Evaluation by emailing pnp@illinois.edu or by calling 217-244-4437.

 

APP Exam

Score

Course Credited

Credit hours

Placement

AP Seminar 3, 4 or 5 LAS 1 - - 3 -
AP Research 3, 4 or 5 LAS 1 - - 3 -
Art History 3, 4 or 5 ART 1 - - 3 -
Studio Art, 2D Design 3, 4 or 5 ART 105 3 -
Studio Art, 3D Design 3, 4 or 5 ART 104 3 -
Studio Art, Drawing 3, 4 or 5 ART 102 3 -
Biology 3 or 4 Integrative Biology 100 3 -
5 Integrative Biology 150
Molecular and Cell Biology 150
4
4
Speak with your advisor to determine which biology course you should enroll in.
Calculus AB, for students entering the College of Engineering 1
None 0 Math 220, if ALEKS PPL score qualifies student for Math 220
2 None 0 Math 221, if ALEKS PPL score qualifies student for Math 221
3 Math 234 4 Consult with an advisor. If student’s program requires Math 220 or Math 221, student will not receive credit towards graduation for Math 234. Placement into Math 220 or Math 221 requires an ALEKS PPL score of 80 or higher.
4 or 5 Math 220 5 Math 231, either Section EL1 or Section EL2, with concurrent enrollment in Math 299
Calculus AB, for students entering any College other than the College of Engineering 1
None 0 Math 220, if ALEKS PPL score qualifies student for Math 220
2 None 0 Math 220 or 221, if ALEKS PPL score qualifies student for Math 220 or Math 221; consult with advisor
3 Math 234 4 Consult with an advisor. If student’s program requires Math 220 or Math 221, student will not receive credit towards graduation for Math 234. Placement into Math 220 or Math 221 requires an ALEKS PPL score of 80 or higher.
4 or 5 Math 220 5 Math 231
Calculus BC, for students entering the College of Engineering 1 or 2
None 0 Math 221, if ALEKS PPL score qualifies student for Math 221
3 with an AB subscore of 1, 2, or 3 Math 234 4 Consult with an advisor. If student’s program requires Math 220 or Math 221, student will not receive credit towards graduation for Math 234. Placement into Math 220 or Math 221 requires an ALEKS PPL score of 80 or higher.
3 with an AB subscore of 4 or 5 Math 220 5 Math 231, either Section EL1 or EL2, with concurrent enrollment in Math 299
4 Math 220
Math 231
5
3
Math 231, either Section EL1 or Section EL2, with concurrent enrollment in Math 299; consult with an adviser whether to accept the Math 231 AP credit or take the Math 231 course
5 Math 220
Math 231
5
3
Math 241
Calculus BC for students entering any College other than the College of Engineering 1 or 2
None 0 Math 220 or 221, if ALEKS PPL score qualifies student for Math 220 or 221; consult with advisor
3 with an AB subscore of 1, 2, or 3 Math 234 4 Consult with an advisor. If student’s program requires Math 220 or Math 221, student will not receive credit towards graduation for Math 234. Placement into Math 220 or Math 221 requires an ALEKS PPL score of 80 or higher.
3 with an AB subscore of 4 or 5 Math 220 5 Math 231
4 or 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 3 Chinese 2-- 5 CHIN 203
4 Chinese 203, 204 10 CHIN 305
5 Chinese 203, 204, 305, and 306 20 CHIN 407 or CHIN 440
Computer Science A 3 Computer Science 105 3 -
4 or 5 Computer Science 101 3 -
Computer Science Principles (first exams in May 2017) 3, 4 or 5 Computer Science 102 3 -
Economics: Macro 3

ECON 1 - - 3 Consult with advisor.
4

ECON 1 - - 3 Consult with advisor.
5

ECON 103 3 Consult with advisor.
Economics: Micro 3
ECON 1 - - 3 Consult with advisor.
4 ECON 1 - - 3 Consult with advisor.
5
ECON 102 3 Consult with advisor.
English Language & Composition 3
RHET 1-- 3 -
4 or 5
RHET 105 4 Fulfilled Comp I requirement
English Literature & Composition 3
RHET 1-- 3 -
4 or 5, if AP English Language score is null, 1, 2, or 3
RHET 105 4 Fulfilled Comp I requirement
4 or 5 if AP English Language score is 4 or 5
RHET 105
ENGL 1--
4
3
Fulfilled Comp I requirement
Environmental Science 3
NRES 1-- 3 -
4 or 5 NRES 102 3 -
European History 3 or 4
History 1-- 3 -
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 3 or 4 Political Science 1 - - 3 Any PS course numbered higher than PS 199
5 Political Science 240 3 Any PS course numbered higher than PS 199 other than PS 240
Government: U.S. 3 Political Science 1 - - 3 PS 101
4 or 5 Political Science 101 3 Any PS course numbered higher than PS 199
Human Geography 3
Geography 1 - - 3 GEOG 104
4 or 5 Geography 1 - - 3 GEOG 204 or GEOG 210
Italian Language & Culture 3 Italian 1 - - 4 Contact Laura Hill lchill1@illinois.edu to schedule your 30-minute appointment and receive advising on course selection.
4 Italian 103 4
5 Italian 104 4
Japanese Language & Culture 3 Japanese 2 - - 5 JAPN 203
4 Japanese 203 and 204 10 JAPN 305
5 Japanese 203, 204 305, and 306 20 Take the UIUC placement test.
Latin 3 Latin 103 and 104 8 LAT 301
4 or 5 Latin 103 and 104; and 3 hours for Latin 1 - - 11 LAT 301
Music Theory 3 Music 1 - - 2 -
4 with aural subscore 1-3 Music 1 - - 2 -
4 with aural subscore 4 Music 101 2 -
4 with aural subscore 5 Music 107 2 -
5 with aural subscore 1-4 Music 101 2 -
5 with aural subscore 5 Music 101 and 107 4 -
Physics 1 3 PHYS 1 - - 3 Take the UIUC placement test prior to enrolling in a Physics course.
4 PHYS 1 - - 4 Take the UIUC placement test prior to enrolling in a Physics course.
5 PHYS 101 5 You may register for the PHYS 101 proficiency exam (for comparison purposes only) or the PHYS 102 proficiency exam.
Physics 2 3 PHYS 1 - - 3 Take the UIUC placement test prior to enrolling in a Physics course.
4 PHYS 1 - - 4 Take the UIUC placement test prior to enrolling in a Physics course.
5 PHYS 102 5 You may register for the proficiency exam that corresponds to the requirements of your program.
Physics B: (taken in May 2014 or earlier) 4 or 5 Physics 101
Physics 102
5
5
-
Physics C: Mechanics 3 PHYS 2 - - 3 Take the UIUC placement test prior to enrolling in a Physics course.
4 PHYS 2 - - 4 Take the UIUC placement test prior to enrolling in a Physics course.
5 PHYS 211 4 You may register for the proficiency exam that corresponds to the requirements of your program.
Physics C: Elec & Mag 3 PHYS 2 - - 3 Take the UIUC placement test prior to enrolling in a Physics course.
4 PHYS 2 - - 4 Take the UIUC placement test prior to enrolling in a Physics course.
5 Physics 212 4 You may register for the proficiency exam that corresponds to the requirements of your program.
Psychology 3 or 4 Psychology 1 - - 3 -
5 Psychology 100 4 -
Spanish Language 3 Spanish 141 4 SPAN 200 or SPAN 204
4 or 5 Spanish 141, 200, and 204 10 SPAN 202, 208, or 228
Spanish Literature 3 Spanish 141 4 SPAN 200 or SPAN 204
4 or 5 Spanish 141, 200, and 204 10 SPAN 202, 208, or 228
Statistics 3 Statistics 1 - - 3 -
4 or 5 Statistics 100 3 -
U.S. History 3 or 4 History 1 - - 3 -
5 History 172 3 -
World History 3 or 4 History 1 - - 3 -
5 History 100 3 -

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