Due to COVID-19, the International Baccalaureate Organization announced the cancellation of their May 2020 exams. Nevertheless, IB will be giving students a grade for each of their registered subjects on the normal 1-7 scale, using a calculation that takes into account their coursework grades and their predicted grades. 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. Thus, based on the calculated grades that the IB will provide, Illinois will continue to award academic credit for strong performance on all Higher Level and Standard Level exams. The credit policies below apply to all students entering Illinois in Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021. Only scores resulting in credit are shown.
Read the IBO's explanation as to why they re-graded many predicted scores for the May 2020 exams.
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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.
Credit listed as 1 - - or 2 - - is 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.
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