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Advanced Level Exams (A-Levels)

Cutoff Scores, Placement Messages, and Credit Policies for 2024-2025

Proficiency credit is awarded for most Advanced Level exams on the basis of sufficiently high scores (grades of C and higher) and is subject to change upon annual review. Please note that AS Levels are not the same as A Levels. Typically, the syllabus content for an AS Level course is half the content for an A Level course. Illinois does not accept AS Level test scores for either course placement or course proficiency credit. The A Level policies below apply to all students entering the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Summer 2024, Fall 2024, or Spring 2025.

If you take an equivalent course for part of the A Level at Illinois, only partial credit will be awarded. All grades are posted as "Credit." New undergraduate students who have not already earned college-level credit in a particular subject are allowed to take the departmental proficiency exam if they wish to try to proficiency out of an introductory course.

Questions? Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. All A Level credit is processed through Undergraduate Admissions. Be sure to ask to speak to an international admissions specialist.


Course Proficiency (credit hours earned)


BiologyIB 150 (4 hours)
MCB 150 (4 hours)
ChemistryCHEM 202-203 (5 hours)
CHEM 204-205 (5 hours)
CHEM 236-237
Computer ScienceINFO 102 (3 hours)-
EconomicsECON 102 (3 hours)
ECON 103 (3 hours)
GeographyGEOG 103 (4 hours)
GEOG 104 (4 hours)
HistoryHIST 1 - - (3 hours)-
Literature in EnglishENGL 1 - - (3 hours)-
MathematicsMATH 220 (5 hours)-
Further MathematicsMATH 225 (2 hours)
MATH 2 - -  (3 hours)
PhysicsPHYS 211 (4 hours)
PHYS 212 (4 hours)
PsychologyPSYC 100 (4 hours)-
SociologySOC 100 (4 hours)-