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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 should be directed to Measurement & Evaluation by emailing or by calling 217-244-4437.

AP Program 2017-2018

  • AP Research

  • AP Seminar

  • Art History

  • Biology

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

  • Calculus AB for students entering the College of Engineering

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

  • Calculus BC for students entering the College of Engineering

  • Chemistry

  • Chinese

  • Computer Science A

  • Computer Science Principles

  • Economics, Macro

  • Economics, Micro

  • English Language & Composition

  • English Literature & Composition

  • Environmental Science

  • French

  • German

  • Government & Politics: Comparative

  • Government & Politics: U.S.

  • History, European

  • History, U.S.

  • History, World

  • Human Geography

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Latin

  • Music Theory

  • Physics 1

  • Physics 2

  • Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism

  • Physics C: Mechanics

  • Psychology

  • Spanish Language

  • Spanish Literature

  • Statistics

  • Studio Art: 2-D Design

  • Studio Art: 3-D Design

  • 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.