Advanced Placement

You'll receive college credit for earning acceptable scores on Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Students entering Illinois in summer 2017, fall 2017, or spring 2018 can see what their scores are worth by reviewing our list below.

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AP Research

Score: 3, 4, 5

Course Credited: Liberal Arts and Sciences 1-- (3 hours)

Placement: None

AP Seminar

Score: 3, 4, 5

Course Credited: Liberal Arts and Sciences 1-- (3 hours)

Placement: None

Art History

Score: 3, 4, 5

Course Credited: Art 1-- (3 hours)

Placement: None

Biology

Score: 3, 4

Course Credited: Integrative Biology 100 (3 hours)

Placement: None

Score: 5

Course Credited: Integrative Biology 150 and Molecular and Cellular Biology 150 (8 hours)

Placement: Consult with your advisor

Calculus AB

College of Engineering Students

Score: 1

Course Credited: None

Placement: Math 220 with an adequate ALEKS PPL score

Score: 2

Course Credited: None

Placement: Math 221 with an adequate ALEKS PPL score

Score: 3

Course Credited: Math 234 (4 hours)

Placement: Consult with your advisor; you won't receive credit toward graduation for Math 234 if your program requires Math 220 or 221

Score: 4, 5

Course Credited: Math 220 (5 hours)

Placement: Math 231 (Section EL1 or EL2) and Math 299

Calculus AB

Non-College of Engineering Students

Score: 1

Course Credited: None

Placement: Math 220 with an adequate ALEKS PPL score

Score: 2

Course Credited: None

Placement: Math 220 or 221 with an adequate ALEKS PPL score; consult with your advisor

Score: 3

Course Credited: Math 234 (4 hours)

Placement: Consult with your advisor; you won't receive credit toward graduation for Math 234 if your program requires Math 220 or 221

Score: 4, 5

Course Credited: Math 220 (5 hours)

Placement: Math 231

Calculus BC

College of Engineering Students

Score: 1, 2

Course Credited: None

Placement: Math 221 with an adequate ALEKS PPL score

Score: 3 with subscore of 1, 2, or 3

Course Credited: Math 234 (4 hours)

Placement: Consult with your advisor; you won't receive credit toward graduation for Math 234 if your program requires Math 220 or 221

Score: 3 with subscore of 4 or 5

Course Credited: Math 220 (5 hours)

Placement: Math 231 (Section EL1 or EL2) and Math 299

Score: 4

Course Credited: Math 220 and 231 (8 hours)

Placement: Math 231 (Section EL1 or EL2) and Math 299; consult with your advisor as to whether you should accept the AP credit for Math 231 or take the Illinois course

Score: 5

Course Credited: Math 220 and 231 (8 hours)

Placement: Math 241

Calculus BC

Non-College of Engineering Students

Score: 1, 2

Course Credited: None

Placement: Math 220 or 221; consult with your advisor

Score: 3 with subscore of 1, 2, or 3

Course Credited: Math 234 (4 hours)

Placement: Consult with your advisor; you won't receive credit toward graduation for Math 234 if your program requires Math 220 or 221

Score: 3 with subscore of 4 or 5

Course Credited: Math 220 (5 hours)

Placement: Math 231

Score: 4, 5

Course Credited: Math 220 and 231 (8 hours)

Placement: Math 241

Chemistry

Score: 3

Course Credited: Chemistry 102 (lecture only; 3 hours)

Placement: Chemistry 104-105 and Chemistry Lab 103; consult with your advisor

Score: 4, 5

Course Credited: Chemistry 102 and 104 (lecture only; 6 hours)

Placement: Chemistry 222-223, 232, or 236 and Chemistry Labs 103 and 105; consult with your advisor

Chinese

Score: 3

Course Credited: Chinese 2-- (5 hours)

Placement: Chinese 203

Score: 4

Course Credited: Chinese 203 and 204 (10 hours)

Placement: Chinese 305

Score: 5

Course Credited: Chinese 203, 204, 305, and 306 (20 hours)

Placement: Chinese 407 or 440

Computer Science A

Score: 3

Course Credited: Computer Science 105 (3 hours)

Placement: None

Score: 4, 5

Course Credited: Computer Science 101 (3 hours)

Placement: None

Computer Science Principles

Score: 3, 4, 5

Course Credited: Computer Science 102 (3 hours)

Placement: None

Economics, Macro

Score: 3, 4

Course Credited: Economics 1-- (3 hours)

Placement: May register for Economics 103 placement exam; consult with your advisor for course recommendation

Score: 5

Course Credited: Economics 103 (3 hours)

Placement: Consult with your advisor

Economics, Micro

Score: 3, 4

Course Credited: Economics 1-- (3 hours)

Placement: May register for Economics 102 placement exam; consult with your advisor for course recommendation

Score: 5

Course Credited: Economics 102 (3 hours)

Placement: Consult with your advisor

English Language & Composition

Score: 3

Course Credited: Rhetoric 1-- (3 hours)

Placement: None

Score: 4, 5

Course Credited: Rhetoric 105 (4 hours) and Composition I requirement fulfilled

Placement: None

English Literature & Composition

Score: 3

Course Credited: Rhetoric 1-- (3 hours)

Placement: None

Score: 4 or 5 with English Language score of 0, 1, 2, or 3

Course Credited: Rhetoric 105 (4 hours) and Composition I requirement fulfilled

Placement: None

Score: 4 or 5 with English Language score of 4 or 5

Course Credited: Rhetoric 105 and English 1-- (7 hours), and Composition I requirement fulfilled

Placement: None

Environmental Science

Score: 3

Course Credited: Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences 1-- (3 hours)

Placement: None

Score: 4, 5

Course Credited: Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences 100 (3 hours)

Placement: None

French

Score: 3

Course Credited: French 103 (4 hours)

Placement: French 104

Score: 4

Course Credited: French 103 and 104 (8 hours)

Placement: French 207

Score: 5

Course Credited: French 103, 104, and 207 (11 hours)

Placement: French 211 or 212

German

Score: 3

Course Credited: German 103 and 104 (8 hours)

Placement: German 211

Score: 4, 5

Course Credited: German 103, 104, and 211 (11 hours)

Placement: German 212

Government & Politics, Comparative

Score: 3, 4

Course Credited: Political Science 1-- (3 hours)

Placement: Any Political Science course numbered higher than 199

Score: 5

Course Credited: Political Science 240 (3 hours)

Placement: Any Political Science course numbered higher than 199 other than 240

Government & Politics, United States

Score: 3

Course Credited: Political Science 1-- (3 hours)

Placement: Political Science 101

Score: 4, 5

Course Credited: Political Science 101 (3 hours)

Placement: Any Political Science course numbered higher than 199

History, European

Score: 3, 4

Course Credited: History 1-- (3 hours)

Placement: None

Score: 5

Course Credited: History 142 (3 hours)

Placement: None

History, United States

Score: 3, 4

Course Credited: History 1-- (3 hours)

Placement: None

Score: 5

Course Credited: History 172 (3 hours)

Placement: None

History, World

Score: 3, 4

Course Credited: History 1-- (3 hours)

Placement: None

Score: 5

Course Credited: History 100 (3 hours)

Placement: None

Human Geography

Score: 3

Course Credited: Geography 1-- (3 hours)

Placement: Geography 104

Score: 4, 5

Course Credited: Geography 1-- (3 hours)

Placement: Geography 204 or 210

Italian

Score: 3

Course Credited: Italian 1-- (4 hours)

Placement: Contact Laura Hill for advising

Score: 4

Course Credited: Italian 103 (4 hours)

Placement: Contact Laura Hill for advising

Score: 5

Course Credited: Italian 103 and 104 (8 hours)

Placement: Contact Laura Hill for advising

Japanese

Score: 3

Course Credited: Japanese 2-- (5 hours)

Placement: Japanese 203

Score: 4

Course Credited: Japanese 203 and 204 (10 hours)

Placement: Japanese 305

Score: 5

Course Credited: Japanese 203, 204, 305, and 306 (20 hours)

Placement: Take the Illinois placement test

Latin

Score: 3

Course Credited: Latin 201 and 202 (8 hours)

Placement: Latin 401

Score: 4, 5

Course Credited: Latin 201, 202, and 1-- (11 hours)

Placement: Latin 401

Music Theory

Score: 3

Course Credited: Music 1-- (2 hours)

Placement: None

Score: 4 with aural subscore of 1, 2, or 3

Course Credited: Music 1-- (2 hours)

Placement: None

Score: 4 with aural subscore of 4

Course Credited: Music 101 (2 hours)

Placement: None

Score: 4 with aural subscore of 5

Course Credited: Music 107 (2 hours)

Placement: None

Score: 5 with aural subscore of 1, 2, 3, or 4

Course Credited: Music 101 (2 hours)

Placement: None

Score: 5 with aural subscore of 5

Course Credited: Music 101 and 107 (4 hours)

Placement: None

Physics B

Taken in May 2014 or earlier

Score: 4, 5

Course Credited: Physics 101 and 102 (10 hours)

Placement: None

Physics 1

Score: 3

Course Credited: Physics 1-- (3 hours)

Placement: Take the Illinois placement test before enrolling in a course; may register for Physics 101 proficiency exam

Score: 4

Course Credited: Physics 1-- (4 hours)

Placement: Take the Illinois placement test before enrolling in a course; may register for Physics 101 proficiency exam

Score: 5

Course Credited: Physics 101 (5 hours)

Placement: May register for Physics 101 (duplicate credit won't be awarded) or 102 proficiency exam

Physics 2

Score: 3

Course Credited: Physics 1-- (3 hours)

Placement: Take the Illinois placement test before enrolling in a course; may register for Physics 101 or 102 proficiency exam

Score: 4

Course Credited: Physics 1-- (4 hours)

Placement: Take the Illinois placement test before enrolling in a course; may register for Physics 101 or 102 proficiency exam

Score: 5

Course Credited: Physics 102 (5 hours)

Placement: May register for the proficiency exam that corresponds to the requirements of your program

Physics C, Electricity & Magnetism

Score: 3

Course Credited: Physics 2-- (3 hours)

Placement: Take the Illinois placement test before enrolling in a course; may register for the proficiency exam that corresponds to the requirements of your program

Score: 4

Course Credited: Physics 2-- (4 hours)

Placement: Take the Illinois placement test before enrolling in a course; may register for the proficiency exam that corresponds to the requirements of your program

Score: 5

Course Credited: Physics 212 (4 hours)

Placement: May register for the proficiency exam that corresponds to the requirements of your program

Physics C, Mechanics

Score: 3

Course Credited: Physics 2-- (3 hours)

Placement: Take the Illinois placement test before enrolling in a course; may register for the proficiency exam that corresponds to the requirements of your program

Score: 4

Course Credited: Physics 2-- (4 hours)

Placement: Take the Illinois placement test before enrolling in a course; may register for the proficiency exam that corresponds to the requirements of your program

Score: 5

Course Credited: Physics 211 (4 hours)

Placement: May register for the proficiency exam that corresponds to the requirements of your program

Psychology

Score: 3, 4

Course Credited: Psychology 1-- (3 hours)

Placement: None

Score: 5

Course Credited: Psychology 100 (4 hours)

Placement: None

Spanish Language

Score: 3

Course Credited: Spanish 141 (4 hours)

Placement: Spanish 200 or 204

Score: 4, 5

Course Credited: Spanish 141, 200, and 204 (10 hours)

Placement: Spanish 202, 208, or 228

Spanish Literature

Score: 3

Course Credited: Spanish 141 (4 hours)

Placement: Spanish 200 or 204

Score: 4, 5

Course Credited: Spanish 141, 200, and 204 (10 hours)

Placement: Spanish 202, 208, or 228

Statistics

Score: 3

Course Credited: Statistics 1-- (3 hours)

Placement: None

Score: 4, 5

Course Credited: Statistics 100 (3 hours)

Placement: None

Studio Art, 2D Design

Score: 3, 4, 5

Course Credited: Art 105 (3 hours)

Placement: None

Studio Art, 3D Design

Score: 3, 4, 5

Course Credited: Art 104 (3 hours)

Placement: None

Studio Art, Drawing

Score: 3, 4, 5

Course Credited: Art 102 (3 hours)

Placement: None