Credit by Examination

AP, IB and CLEP Credit

Get a head start on your degree by earning credit with these exams

Advanced Placement Program (AP)

This program, administered by the College Board, is designed for high school students about to enter college who wish to demonstrate their readiness for courses more advanced than those ordinarily studied during the first year. College credit is awarded to students who earn sufficiently high grades on the examinations covering basic first-year course subject matter. The University encourages high school students to enroll in these courses and to write the examinations in one or more subjects.

It is the student's responsibility to have official grade reports sent from College Board to the Office of Admissions before credit can be awarded.

See the University Catalog for details.

International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

The University of Illinois at Chicago will award credit on the basis of scores from several International Baccalaureate examinations: anthropology, biological sciences, chemistry, Latin, economics, English, French, geography, German, history, music, philosophy, physics, psychology, and Spanish. Students who wish to have such examination scores evaluated should request an official transcript from the International Baccalaureate program, or have their high school send an official score transcript to: Office of Admissions (M/C 018), The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60680.

See the University Catalog for details.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

UIC may award credit on the basis of scores earned on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). A maximum of 30 semester hours of credit on the basis of CLEP examination scores may be applied toward degree requirements.

Examinations may provide credit only with prior written approval from the appropriate college and department. Individual colleges may limit credit allowed. Students should consult their college and/or department for permission and required scores before taking any CLEP examination. The exam must be administered by the UIC Office of Testing Services. Exam scores from other institutions are not accepted.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences requires a minimum score of 65 for all examinations.

CLEP tests are regularly administered on campus by the Office of Testing Services. For further information on CLEP examinations, call the UIC Testing Service at (312) 996-3477.

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