FOR NEW STUDENTS ENROLLING IN THE 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR
- The course placement and proficiency credit policies that will apply to all new students who enroll at Illinois for the 2019-2020 academic year are currently being reviewed. Decisions will be posted in April 2019. Please check back.
FOR NEW STUDENTS ENROLLING IN THE 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR
FOR CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS WHO WISH TO SUBMIT AP SCORES NOW
- Policies get reviewed every year and may change. The course placement and academic credit policies that were in effect when you first enrolled at Illinois are the ones that apply to you. Please check the archives for your academic year.
Requesting AP Credit:
Any credit you earn from the AP exams is automatically posted to your academic record upon receipt of your AP test scores. If you do not see any credit on your record, yet you know you had your AP scores sent and you know you scored high enough to earn credit, there was probably a problem matching your AP information with your Illinois information. Typical problems are apostrophes in a name (e.g., "O'Brien"), different spellings of a name (e.g., "Li Wei" vs. "Liwei") or variations of the same name (e.g., "Elizabeth" vs. "Beth"). You will need to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 217-333-0302 to resolve the discrepancy. It helps if you have your UIN handy.
If you did not originally request that your test results be sent to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, you will have to contact the College Board and pay a fee to have them sent electronically. If your AP exam was taken more than 4 years ago, be sure to fill out the "Archived AP Score Request Form" and pay the higher fee. Our institution code is 1836.
The AP Automated Score Reporting Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 888-308-0013 (toll free in the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada). Visit the College Board website to learn more. Illinois will NOT accept paper score reports for manual data entry.
By the Way ...
Sometimes your AP test results will give you a higher course placement than your placement test results. If test results from your AP exam and your placement exam generate conflicting placement messages, you may follow the higher placement message. Please discuss your options with your academic advisor.
Illinois recognizes the value of the AP Program. Nevertheless, you should be aware that there are times when it is in your best interest to decline the test-based credit and take the actual course that corresponds to the AP credit. The course might better prepare you for the rigors of the next course in the sequence or might be required by a future graduate school. Consult with your academic advisor, as this decision will often depend on your academic goals.
FAQ: Learn about the law that requires credit be awarded for AP scores of 3, 4, and 5.
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