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Placement & Proficiency
(217) 244-4437
pnp@illinois.edu


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Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

About International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) Credit

IBO update regarding IB Exams in May 2020


FOR NEW STUDENTS ENROLLING IN THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

  • Policies get reviewed every year and may change. The course placement and academic credit policies that will apply to you will be published by May 1, 2020. Please check back.

FOR STUDENTS WHO FIRST ENROLLED IN THE 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

FOR UPPERCLASSMEN (CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS) WHO WISH TO SUBMIT IB 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 IB Credit

IB test score transcripts are typically received from the International Baccalaureate Organization in early August, but we do accept them throughout the year. Any proficiency credit you earn is immediately posted to your academic record.

If you are expecting credit based on your scores on the Higher Level and/or Standard Level IB exams and you do not see it in your DARS report, you can contact us by phone (217) 265-6248 during business hours or by email pnp@illinois.edu to ask whether your test score transcript was ever received. Please provide us with your UIN.

Test results cannot be accepted from the student. If you did not originally request that the transcript of your exam scores be sent to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, you will have to contact International Baccalaureate and pay a fee to have them sent. As soon as your official test score transcript is received, your test scores will be entered into your record.

All IB test score transcripts must be sent directly from the IB Organization to our office. Our address is:

Measurement and Evaluation
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Room 247 Armory Building
505 East Armory Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820

By the Way ...

Sometimes your IB test results will give you a higher course placement than your placement test results. If test results from your IB 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 IB Diploma Programme. 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 IB 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 IB scores of 4, 5, 6, and 7.


Contact:

Questions can be emailed to pnp@illinois.edu or you may call (217) 265-6248 during normal business hours.