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International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

Cutoff Scores, Placement Messages, and Credit Policies for 2017-2018

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Academic credit is awarded for scores of 4, 5, 6 and 7 on any IB Diploma Programme exam, whether Higher Level or Standard Level. Policies are 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 IB 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, please scroll down to "Languages Other Than English."

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

 

  1. Any school-based syllabus not listed here (Humanities)

  2. Any school-based syllabus not listed here (interdisciplinary)

  3. Art History (SBS)

  4. Astronomy (SBS)

  5. Biology

  6. Brazilian Social Studies (SBS)

  7. Business Management

  8. Chemistry

  9. Classical Greek & Roman Studies (SBS)

  10. Classics - Greek

  11. Classics - Latin

  12. Computer Science

  13. Dance

  14. Design Technology

  15. Economics

  16. English A: Language and Literature

  17. English A: Literature

  18. English A: Literature and Performance

  19. English B

  20. Environmental Systems and Societies

  21. Film

  22. Geography

  23. Global Politics

  24. History (HL cutoffs are regardless of region)

  25. Information Technology (ITGS)

  26. Languages Other Than English

  27. Mathematical Studies

  28. Mathematics

  29. Mathematics - Further Mathematics

  30. Music

  31. Music - Group Performance

  32. Music - Solo Performance

  33. Music Creating

  34. Philosophy

  35. Physics

  36. Political Thought (SBS)

  37. Psychology

  38. Social and Cultural Anthropology

  39. Sports, Exercise, and Health Science

  40. Theatre

  41. Visual Arts

  42. World Religions

  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 B

  16. Italian A: Language and Literature

  17. Italian A: Literature

  18. Italian B

  19. Japanese A: Language and Literature

  20. Japanese A: Literature

  21. Japanese B

  22. Korean A: Language and Literature

  23. Korean A: Literature

  24. Korean B

  25. Modern Greek A: Language and Literature

  26. Modern Greek A: Literature

  27. Portuguese A: Language and Literature

  28. Portuguese A: Literature

  29. Portuguese B

  30. Russian B

  31. Spanish A: Language and Literature

  32. Spanish A: Literature

  33. Spanish B

  34. Swedish B

 

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 below, 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.

Questions? Contact pnp@illinois.edu or call 217-244-4437.