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Placement & Proficiency
(217) 244-4437


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

What is IB?


  • FAQ: Learn about the 2017 law that requires credit be awarded for IB scores of 4, 5, 6, and 7.
  • IB Policies: See the course placement and academic credit policies that apply to all new students who enrolled at Illinois for the 2017-2018 academic year.


Requesting IB Credit

IB exam score transcripts are typically received from International Baccalaureate in 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 IB proficiency credit and do not see it in your DARS report, please contact us by phone (217) 265-6248 or email to ask whether your transcript was ever received. It helps if you have your UIN handy. We do not accept test results from the student. 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 International Baccalaureate and pay a fee to have them sent. As soon as your transcript is received, your test scores will be entered into your record. All IB exam 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.


Questions can be emailed to or you may call (217) 244-4437 during normal business hours.