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Learn about A-Level courses, grading, and the history of the program.
Proficiency credit is awarded for most A-Level exams on the basis of sufficiently high scores (grades C and above) 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.
If a student takes an equivalent course for part of the A Level at Illinois, only partial credit will be awarded. All grades will be 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 in the sciences and /or humanities if they wish to try to proficiency out of an introductory course. Click here for details.
Questions? A-Level credit is processed through the Office of Undergraduate International Admissions. Click here for contact information.
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 (e.g., a one-year course instead of a two-year course). We do not accept AS Level test scores for either course placement or course proficiency.