The Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois
Transfer Credit For "College Credit", "AP Credit" For Courses Taken In High School, Proficiency Credit in General Chemistry
Transfer Credit in General Chemistry
If you take a general chemistry course in a class containing college students, then the credit may be transferable. To find out whether the credit is transferable, please do the following:
- Visit the web site and go to the link for the Illinois CAS System.
- Login to the Illinois CAS System as a Guest.
- Select the link for Course Equivalency Guides (also found in the menu buttons on the right of the CAS page)
- Select the college to which the course will transfer.
- Enter CHEM and the course number in the boxes provided.
- Click the SEARCH button
If your course is not found on the CAS system, you will need to obtain a syllabus and bring it to 168 Noyes Laboratory to have it reviewed for Course equivalency. Review of the syllabus will take approximately 1 to 2 weeks before you will receive a response. Please contact the SCS Academic Advising Office for more information.
AP Credit in General Chemistry Courses
Students who earn a 3 on the AP exam will receive 3 hours of chem 102 credit. Students who earn a 4 or 5 on the AP exam will earn 3 hours of chem 102 credit and 3 hours of chem 104 credit. No AP credit hours will be earned for lab hours. In some instances, certain colleges at UIUC will waive the lab requirement if AP credit is earned. Contact your college advisor to see if this is the case.
The last option to earn credit in a general chemistry lecture course(s) is to take the proficiency exam. We offer the exam during the Fall and Spring semesters and, in each case, the exam is offered the Saturday before classes begin at 3 pm. You can confirm the start time for the exam by contacting the General Chemistry office at 217-333-3015.
The proficiency exam can be taken by anyone. Three hours of CHEM 102 credit can be earned, as well as an additional 3 hours of CHEM 104 credit if you do extremely well on the exam. No lab credit can be earned from the proficiency exam. However, some colleges will waive the lab course requirement with proficiency credit. Contact your college advisor to see if this is the case.
Another exam we offer in General Chemistry is a 104 proficiency exam. This is designed for students who have 3 hours of CHEM 102 credit and would like to earn an additional 3 hours of CHEM 104 credit. This exam is also offered two times a year, 3 pm the Saturday before classes begin before the Fall and Spring semesters. Access more information about the proficiency exams; if you have questions, please contact Tom Hummel.