What is IB?
FOR NEW STUDENTS ENROLLING IN THE 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR
Scores of four and higher on any of the IB tests, whether Higher or Standard Level, will be accepted to satisfy degree requirements in compliance with the amendment to the State of Illinois “College and Career Success for All Students” Act. Depending on the exam and the score, the credit earned will translate either as elective credit or as specific course credit.
- FAQ: Learn about the new Illinois law concerning the awarding of credit for AP and IB exams
- New IB Policies: Learn about the course placements and academic credit policies that apply to all new students enrolling at the Urbana-Champaign campus during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Requesting IB Credit
IB exam score transcripts are typically received from the International Baccalaureate Organization 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) 244-4437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see whether your transcript was ever received. 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 the IB Organization 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 IBO 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 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 email@example.com or you may call (217) 244-4437 during normal business hours.