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How Colleges and Universities Use AP Exam Scores

By October 10, 2023January 5th, 2024Admissions, Advanced Placement
Over the past few years we have tracked shifting policy language surrounding the use of AP scores in the college admissions process. We will continue to track these policies moving forward as we expect the role of AP scores in admissions to continue to evolve.
Historically, most schools mentioned the importance of AP and other advanced coursework as a way to demonstrate the rigor of the coursework, but the AP Exams scores have mainly been used for placement or credit rather than as an admissions component. This is also tied to the timing of the exams – AP exams taken and scored in senior year after students have applied to schools cannot be used for admissions.

In the current policy language, we see many more schools moving towards reviewing AP scores as part of the holistic review for the admissions process than we have seen in the past. This aligns with the trend of more students starting to take AP exams before senior year. Almost all school policies still reference the importance of AP courses and grades for demonstrating rigor of academics.

We reviewed the policies surrounding AP scores from the 22–23 admission year at 167 popular schools in the US, and found that about 30% now make some mention of viewing the scores specifically in a holistic admissions process. About 60% mention using APs for class credit and/or placement. We will update policies for the 23–24 year this spring.
A small handful of schools make some mention of using Subject Tests in holistic review, and we expect those schools to start referencing AP scores when they update their policies to reflect the cancellation of Subject Tests in June 2021. We also noted a number of schools explicitly recommending or requiring AP scores from homeschooled applicants, you can view those policies here.
We have cataloged the policy language with links to the school sites here:
SchoolAP PolicyAP Policy Language
Princeton UniversityHolisticallyIf you sat for an Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) test, we recommend that you self-report all of your AP or IB scores on your application. For those who do submit standardized test scores, you must submit your SAT and/or ACT scores to Princeton directly from the testing firms.
Williams CollegeHolisticallyThe submission of SAT subject tests, AP scores, IB exams, A-levels, and language proficiency tests have been optional at Williams for many years and this will continue to be the case.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyHolisticallyStudents should self-report scores for standardized exams they have taken or plan to take, such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, A-level, Baccalauréat, etc., on the Test scores section of the application. We do not require applicants to officially send scores as part of their application, and instead have a verification process upon enrollment.
Amherst CollegeHolisticallyIf you have taken International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement or college courses during secondary school, we view this as significant evidence of your academic ambition, accomplishment and preparation. However, we do not accept such courses for credit or advanced standing, although some Amherst academic departments will allow you to forego introductory-level courses in areas in which you have already completed rigorous work.
Harvard CollegeHolisticallyHarvard accepts other standardized tests or other academic credentials if you choose to submit them. In any admissions process, additional information can be helpful. For example, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, A-levels, national leaving examinations, national or international contests, early high school assessment scores such as the PSAT or pre-ACT, or courses taken outside your school during the school year or summer are just some examples of information that could be submitted. Subject Tests and the essay portion of the SAT have been terminated, except in certain special circumstances. Harvard admission officers review all materials that an applicant submits, so if you've already taken Subject Tests or the essay portion of the SAT, you may still submit them along with your other application materials.
Stanford UniversityHolisticallySimilarly, if you have taken Advanced Placement exams, you are welcome to self-report your scores in the application.
United States Naval AcademyCredit/PlacementThere are many opportunities for midshipmen to earn validation credit for USNA courses. While the majority of validation occurs during plebe summer, midshipmen may validate upper level courses at other times. To be considered for validation of a course, a midshipman must have one or more of the following:

equivalent college level experience elsewhere,
high AP or IB test scores as indicated below, and/or
good performance on one or more validation test(s).
Pomona CollegeCredit/PlacementStudents entering Pomona College may receive course credit for a maximum of two courses required for graduation. Course credit is awarded to students with scores of 4 or 5 on Advanced Placement (AP) exams; for scores of 6 or 7 on Higher-Level International Baccalaureate (IB) exams; and for comparable scores on British A-Level exams. Exams based on year-long courses receive one credit; exams based on semester-long courses receive one-half course credit. Credit is not granted for exams that duplicate each other, such as AP and IB English Literature.
Swarthmore CollegeHolisticallyAP, IB, and other examination scores are optional in our process. Please think carefully on whether you want to share these results with us in your application. You will not have the option to suppress AP, IB, and other examination scores, so if you submit them, we may use them in our review process.
Wellesley CollegeHolisticallyThe Quantitative Reasoning Program is designed to ensure that Wellesley College students are proficient in the use of mathematical, logical, and statistical problem-solving tools needed in today's increasingly quantitative world.

Students can demonstrate their readiness for Wellesley's quantitative requirements in the following ways:

submitting a math-based standardized test score (SAT, ACT, PSAT, Pre-ACT, AP, or predicted IB or A-level results)

showing achievement in math at the level of pre-calculus, calculus, or advanced high school statistics

reporting participation or awards received in math competitions or extracurricular activities
Yale UniversityHolisticallyStudents who have completed AP Exams, IB Exams, or AICE Exams prior to submitting their applications may self-report scores in the testing section of the Common Application, Coalition Application, or QuestBridge National College Match Application. Students who have completed any of these exams and who feel that their results demonstrate strength in specific academic areas may want to self-report those scores, but reporting them is entirely optional. As in other parts of the application, exam results will be considered as one component among many of a whole-person review process.

Students enrolled in IB and AICE curricula at the time they are offered admission are expected to have completed their exams and to submit final results prior to enrolling.
University of PennsylvaniaCredit/PlacementThe University of Pennsylvania may award credit or advanced course standing to students who have taken Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or other internationally-recognized examinations. Scores warranting University credit vary by department.
California Institute of TechnologyCredit/PlacementSAT/ACT Test-free through students applying for Fall 2025 (5-year moratorium)
SAT Subject Tests Never considered
AP Tests Never required (see Academic Preparation for information on course credit)
Duke UniversityHolisticallyWe value those scores when available as demonstrations of subject mastery to complement your academic transcripts. You should self-report these scores in your application. We will require an official score report from students who matriculate at Duke who wish to use those scores for credit or placement.
United States Air Force AcademyCredit/PlacementWhen you enter the Academy, you will take several validation tests offered by the various academic departments. We accept scores of 4 and 5 on some AP exams and scores of 5/6/7 on some IB exams in conjunction with core course placement exams that you will take during Basic Cadet Training. AP scores of 3 will be reviewed on an individual basis.
United States Military Academy - West PointCredit/PlacementAre College Board Advance Placement test scores recognized?
Yes, along with the results obtained from placement tests in Chemistry, English, Information Technology, History, and Mathematics.
Johns Hopkins UniversityHolisticallyIf a student has a test score—SAT, ACT, AP, IB, English language proficiency exams, or others—and feels it is reflective of their academic ability, we welcome any testing submission they choose to share.
Northwestern UniversityHolisticallyNo, we will not require or recommend any additional materials for students who apply without an SAT or ACT score. As in the past, we will treat subject-based external test results (i.e. APs, SAT subject tests, supplemental IBs, etc.) as useful but optional information, knowing these exams and curricula are unavailable to many students around the world. For students whose secondary school completion is contingent on external exam scores, we will continue to require them.
Brown UniversityCredit/PlacementAdvanced Placement exam scores are not eligible for course credit at Brown, but students may use certain AP scores to enroll in higher-level courses and/or to satisfy concentration requirements. In other words, AP credit will not increase your course credit total.
Bowdoin CollegeCredit/PlacementRegulations for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and other international exams are based on the fall semester in which the student matriculated.
Bowdoin's departments and programs vary widely in how they award credit for these exams.
Students should reference the appropriate regulations above and follow-up directly with the applicable department or program with any questions.
Students who choose to take the Bowdoin course that is equivalent to the AP, IB, or other international exam forfeit the related credit.
Credit earned for AP, IB, or other international exams does not meet distribution or division requirements, even if the Bowdoin equivalent course does.
Carleton CollegeCredit/PlacementCarleton accepts up to 36 credits toward the Carleton degree from the following:

College Board Advanced Placement,
Higher Level International Baccalaureate,
select British A-level Examinations with grades of B or higher
Approved pre-matriculation credits (credits earned in college-level courses taken before graduation from high school or before matriculation at a college or university).
These credits may not be applied to distribution requirements. Additional information on transferring college-level work can be found in our Transfer of Credits Policy.
Claremont McKenna CollegeCredit/PlacementPre-matriculation credit may be granted in addition to four units for Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams. Students may satisfy up to four total GE requirements through transfer credit, AP, study abroad, or other off-campus programs.
Middlebury CollegeHolisticallyPlease note that if you would like us to see any results from Advanced Placement (AP) tests, the best way to submit those results is to self-report them to us in your application or via email, at admissions@middlebury.edu; please do NOT indicate a YES to using standardized test scores if you are submitting AP scores but NOT results from the SAT or ACT.
Grinnell CollegeHolisticallyGrinnell does not require the SAT II (subject test) or AP exam scores of any applicant, but students may still choose to self-report these scores (if available) on their application. It is not necessary to send in official score reports for either of these exams.
Barnard CollegeHolisticallyBarnard does not require that students take the AP exam if they are taking the course. However, if you do take the exam, we hope that you will self-report those scores. Scores will be used to provide context to the application, and, if the student chooses to enroll, may be used for credit or placement for courses.

Students should still have their schools submit their predicted IB/A-level scores along with their academic transcripts (internal grades/marks). Final IB and A-Level scores should be submitted if the student chooses to enroll.
Wesleyan UniversityCredit/PlacementNo, Wesleyan does not factor AP scores into the admission process.
Columbia UniversityHolisticallyAdvanced Placement (AP) and other optional standardized exam scores are not required by Columbia, but we will accept your results if you choose to submit them in the testing section of your Common Application or Coalition Application. You will not be at a disadvantage in our admissions process should you choose not to take these optional tests or submit the scores to Columbia
University of ChicagoHolisticallyWe welcome any student, regardless of testing choices, to submit additional materials that they feel best highlight their skills, talents, and potential contributions to UChicago. Students may submit supplemental materials through their UChicago Account. These materials may include, but are not limited to, creative writing projects; highlights from music/dance/visual art/theater performances; school capstone projects such as the AP Capstone, the IB Extended Essay, or the equivalent; research project abstracts; business plans; or other work of note. Students may also elect to submit results of AP exams, SAT Subject Tests, or other supplemental testing on an optional and self-reported basis.
Cornell UniversityHolisticallyApplicants to Cornell University are not required to submit Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores. Students who have taken AP exams and wish to submit their scores are welcome to do so.

Students may use credit they receive from AP exams to satisfy degree requirements only as specified by the individual college or school at Cornell to which they are applying. Although such credit counts toward a bachelor's degree, its primary purpose is to exempt students from introductory courses and to place them in advanced courses.
University of California—Los AngelesHolisticallyPositive factors can include completing courses beyond the University's a-g minimums and choosing a strong senior year course load. We also consider performance in honors, college level, Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate Higher Level (IBHL) courses to the extent that such courses are available to the applicant. To assess achievement levels, we look at individual grades earned and the pattern of achievement over time.
University of California—BerkeleyHolisticallySince Berkeley is a competitive campus, satisfying the minimum requirements is often not enough to be competitive for selection. In addition to the basic admission requirements, the campus selects its freshman class through an assessment that includes a holistic review of your academic performance as measured primarily by:

Your weighted and unweighted UC grade point average (calculated using 10th and 11th grade UC-approved courses only)
Your planned 12th grade courses
Your pattern of grades over time
The number of college preparatory, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), honors and transferable college courses you have completed
Your level of achievement in those courses relative to other UC applicants at your school
Your scores on AP or IB exams and SAT subject exams
UC Berkeley is test-free, meaning we will no longer use standardized exams (SAT and ACT) in our review process. Subject exams are optional but can still be value added. (Note: Our school code is 4833.) If you report your scores to one campus, they will be shared with every campus to which you've applied. Standardized exams will not be used in the application review process.
Smith CollegeCredit/PlacementCredits are recorded for scores of 4 or 5 on most Advanced Placement examinations. The credits allotted are determined by the individual department.
Davidson College*HolisticallyIf applicants have taken SAT Subject Tests, Davidson welcomes but does not require those scores.
Vassar CollegeCredit/PlacementVassar awards credit for scores of 4 or 5 on the AP exams and for scores of 5, 6, or 7 on IB Higher Level exams. A maximum of 2 units of pre-matriculation examination-based credits will be awarded.
Hamilton CollegeHolisticallyHamilton will accept official or self-reported scores with a student's application for admission, and will superscore the SAT or ACT (meaning that if multiple tests are submitted we will consider the highest individual subsection scores). You may also include other test scores such as AP and IB exam results.
Harvey Mudd CollegeHolisticallyStudents are welcome to submit any AP or IB scores they would like to have considered, and we will review all final IB results once we receive them. Harvey Mudd does not grant credit for AP or IB exam scores.
Rice UniversityHolisticallyStudents wishing to provide additional exams for admission consideration are welcome to submit these to our office. These exams are purely optional and at the discretion of the students to submit. We want students to have every opportunity to showcase their strengths and academic achievements where possible.

AP Exams, IB Exams, or AICE Exams: Students may opt to self-report AP, IB or AICE exam scores in the testing section of the Common Application, Coalition Powered by Scoir, or QuestBridge National College Match Application. These scores show mastery of content knowledge in specific subjects and may be eligible for undergraduate course credit once a student enrolls.
Dartmouth CollegeHolisticallyIf you have AP scores, we strongly encourage you to submit those scores to us by reporting them under the "Tests" section of the Common App.
Vanderbilt UniversityHolisticallyWhen applying to Vanderbilt, students will indicate on the application whether they wish to be considered with or without ACT or SAT scores. The applicant's choice regarding ACT or SAT score submission will not advantage or disadvantage the application review. Vanderbilt will consider an applicant's academic record, including rigor of coursework; ACT or SAT scores (if submitted); personal essay; letters of recommendation; the breadth and depth of extracurricular engagement; and other items submitted on a student's behalf. If students self-report scores from AP exams or SAT Subject tests, these may be considered as part of the review process.
University of Notre DameHolisticallyAP tests and IB tests are not required and are only used in the application process if scores enhance an application. They may also be used for credit and placement in the first year program.
University of Michigan—Ann ArborHolisticallyTypically, the 11th grade is the optimal time to start taking this course work if it is offered at your school. It's a good idea to study subjects in which you are confident you will do well while at the same time seeking opportunities to challenge yourself.

As a result of having already successfully completed college-level work, some students can be admitted with advanced standing at the university. The larger benefit? By succeeding in rigorous academics before you enroll at the University of Michigan, you demonstrate that you are more than prepared to succeed at one of the most academically challenging institutions in the country. However, in addition to completing your AP/IB course(s), you must also perform successfully on the exam and earn a high score. Advanced Standing is only granted to students who have high exam scores.
Washington and Lee UniversityCredit/PlacementThe University Registrar maintains policies for undergraduate credit transfers (AP, IB, GCE, etc). To learn more about how external credits are counted towards your W&L education, please reference the University Registrar's policy on advanced placement.
Haverford CollegeHolisticallyIB, AP, International Exams, and College Courses
If you've taken International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, international exams (such as A-levels), or college courses during secondary school, we view this as significant evidence of your academic accomplishment and preparation. If you have taken courses at a college or university, please have a transcript sent directly from the school to our office.
Colgate UniversityCredit/PlacementColgate will continue to offer transfer and pre-matriculation (includes AP/IB/A-level) credits consistent with the practices of previous years. Department chairs may request equivalence modifications and award general institutional credit in some cases.The decision to pursue testing remains the individual choice of each student. We encourage all prospective applicants to pursue a course of rigorous academic preparation.
Georgetown UniversityHolisticallyAs the College Board discontinued the SAT Subject Tests in 2021. SAT Subject Tests completed before their discontinuation should be submitted to Georgetown.

Applicants who participate in an A.P. (Advanced Placement) curriculum are encouraged to submit AP scores to supplement their admissions file.
University of North Carolina—Chapel HillHolisticallyWe do not require any supplemental test scores. If you think they're a good reflection of your mastery of the material, you're welcome to self-report scores from AP, IB, or SAT Subject Tests. You can also receive placement credit for these scores, if admitted.
Washington University in St. LouisHolisticallyWashU has extended its test optional policy for applicants for admission through the fall semester in 2024. Applicants have the option of whether to submit standardized test scores. Students who are unable to or who elect not to submit their test scores will have the requirement automatically waived and will not be penalized. For those who do submit test scores, either SAT or ACT scores are acceptable, and neither the writing section nor SAT Subject Tests are required. Test results from any of the student's high school years are acceptable and we consider only the highest individual scores, whenever they occurred. Students may also submit additional testing (such as SAT Subject Tests, AP or IB exam scores, or other forms of testing) in addition to, or in lieu of, the SAT or ACT.
Emory UniversityHolisticallyYou are encouraged to self-report AP and IB exam scores on your application, but official exam results do not need to be sent at the time of application. Review our AP, IB, and college credit policies for further details.
Carnegie Mellon UniversityCredit/PlacementIf the pandemic has prevented you from taking your Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam(s), this won't affect your admission decision. AP/IB examinations aren't required for applicants but can be used for credit.
University of VirginiaHolisticallyDoes UVA prefer AP or IB curricula?
We do not have a preference for one type of course. We suggest that students take advantage of advanced course options at their high school, regardless of the type of curriculum available. What AP/IB scores do I need to get credit?
We generally give credit for scores of 4 or 5 on AP exams and 5, 6, or 7 on Higher Level IB exams. There are some exceptions to this and practices can vary from one school to another.
Bates CollegeHolistically4. Standardized Test Scores. The submission of standardized testing (the SAT I, SAT II, the ACT, and Advanced Placement tests) is optional for admission. Independent of the admission process and solely for the purpose of the college's research, students who have taken the standardized tests must submit the results of these tests upon matriculation.
Colby College*HolisticallyColby is test optional. Students may choose whether to submit the results of their standardized test scores with their application for admission. Students choosing to submit SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores may elect to self-report their standardized test scores on the application. Official scores will be required only for students who submitted test results with their application and choose to enroll at Colby. Students seeking to fulfill the College's foreign language requirement may do so by submitting official test scores that indicate an earned score of 640 or higher on a foreign language Subject Test or receiving a score of a 4 or higher on an AP foreign language exam or scoring a 6 or higher on an International Baccalaureate foreign language exam. Please refer to the Colby AP Exam Policy via the Registrar's webpage. Information about the tests is available at collegeboard.com/testing and at actstudent.org. The Colby College institutional codes are 3280 for the SAT and Subject Tests and 1638 for the ACT.
University of RichmondHolisticallyStudents are welcome to self-report Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and international college examinations such as the Gaokao, A-Levels, and Cambridge Admission Testing Service examinations on their application. If you decide to enroll at Richmond, some scores may result in college credit or exemptions.
College of the Holy CrossCredit/PlacementHoly Cross awards credit for Advanced Placement exams taken through the College Board Advanced Placement Program and the International Baccalaureate Program and will accept some Advanced Level General Certificate of Education (A-Level) exams. One unit of credit is awarded for an Advanced Placement score of 4 or 5 in any discipline recognized by the College. One unit of credit is awarded for a score of 6 or 7 on a Higher Level International Baccalaureate Examination in a liberal arts subject.
Macalester CollegeHolisticallyResults from SAT II subject tests and AP examinations are not required, but Admissions Committee members will consider them if submitted.
University of Southern CaliforniaCredit/PlacementUSC awards 4 semester units of elective credit for all AP examinations with a score of 4 or 5. Exams must be taken before matriculation at any two-year or four-year college. In addition to elective credit, select AP examinations with a score of 4 or 5 will satisfy a General Education or foreign language requirement, or they may be used on a case-by-case basis to waive select prerequisites and/or degree requirements. Please see below for more information.
University of FloridaCredit/PlacementStudents completing approved AP examinations with scores of three or higher will earn UF credit...The UF course credit that students earn depends on their score on each AP exam and whether the credit earned will count for general education and the writing requirement.
University of California—San DiegoHolisticallyIf you complete Advanced Placement (AP) courses, we recommend that you complete the related AP examination to demonstrate subject mastery. Similarly, International Baccalaureate (IB) scores can be used to showcase academic mastery. To receive unit credit toward the baccalaureate degree, you must submit an official copy of your AP or IB scores directly from the testing agency. This can be done in the summer following your high school graduation. Other entrance exams taken after high school graduation are not considered.
University of California—DavisCredit/PlacementThe University of California recognizes College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examinations for college credit. AP examinations presented with official scores of 3, 4 or 5 will receive units of college credit and, in specific instances, may be comparable to some lower-division courses. College credit will apply toward the minimum 180 quarter units required for a bachelor's degree.
Colorado CollegeCredit/PlacementAdvanced standing credit may accelerate graduation by allowing a student to earn credits from AP, IB, and/or GCE A-Levels towards their 32-unit requirement and may satisfy major requirements with the department's approval. However, accelerated graduation is not mandatory; students are eligible to remain enrolled and receive financial aid for four full-time academic years.
Bucknell UniversityCredit/PlacementThe Advanced Placement (AP) program allows students to earn college credit for qualifying exam scores. A student's
performance on the AP exams will determine whether advanced placement and credit will be granted by Bucknell.
Lafayette CollegeCredit/PlacementWe also honor high performance on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examination. Generally, Lafayette will grant credit and advanced standing for a score of 4 or 5 on the AP examinations (3 for BC Calculus).
Bryn Mawr CollegeCredit/PlacementTransfer and Test credit can counts as elective credit towards the 32 units required for graduation. Students are not able to fulfill College Academic Requirements (the Approaches to Inquiry, Foreign Language, Emily Balch Seminar, Quantitative Readiness, or Quantitative Methods) through transfer courses or test credit. Transfer credit may come from courses done prior to matriculation, concurrent with high school, over the summer, or during time away, including Study Abroad. Test credits may come from AP, A-Levels, and IB programs, and tests must be completed before entrance at Bryn Mawr.
Berea CollegeHolisticallyStudents who wish to submit test scores may submit results from the ACT or SAT. No exam results more than 5 years old will be considered. AP exam results may be submitted for college credit prior to enrollment, but cannot fulfill the test score requirement for students who do not apply test-optional or for those who are required to submit scores.
University of Texas—AustinCredit/PlacementFreshman applicants can demonstrate calculus readiness by submitting one of the following by the applicable admissions deadline:

SAT Math score of 620 or above (test must be taken in March 2016 or later)*
ACT Math score of 26 or above*
Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB or BC test score of 3 or higher
International Baccalaureate (IB) HL or SL Mathematics score of 4 or higher
University of California—IrvineCredit/PlacementStudents who earn scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examinations will receive credit toward graduation at UCI. Successfully completing the International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam can also result in credit allowed toward a UCI degree.

Georgia Institute of TechnologyHolisticallyAP, IB, and AS & A Level exams are optional for admission, though they may provide college credit for students who enroll at Georgia Tech. If you have taken any of these tests before you apply and you believe they support your application, you are welcome to report them as described above.

If you ultimately decide to enroll at Georgia Tech, official exam results will be required in order to seek college credit. To see our course credit by exam policy, please see below:
Mount Holyoke CollegeCredit/PlacementYes, Mount Holyoke accepts Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credits. Grades of 4/5 on AP exams and 6/7 on Higher Level IB exams are eligible for transfer credit. Matriculating students may submit official transcripts to the Registrar's Office for consideration.
New York UniversityHolisticallyWe have extended our test-optional policy due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2023-2024 application cycle. For students who elect to submit testing as part of their application, NYU has one of the most flexible testing policies of any college or university...SAT, ACT, and AP tests must be taken in advance of NYU's application deadline if you wish to use them as your form of standardized testing. Once our application deadline passes, we cannot guarantee that we will wait for scores to arrive before making an admission decision.
University of California—Santa BarbaraCredit/PlacementStudents who earn scores of 3, 4, or 5 on College Board Advanced Placement Examinations taken before high school graduation will receive 2, 4, or 8 units of credit toward graduation at UCSB for each such test completed with the required scores, provided official scores are submitted to the Office of Admissions.
University of Wisconsin—MadisonCredit/PlacementThe University of Wisconsin—Madison grants advanced credit for the successful completion of college-level course work while in high school and for high achievement on Advanced Placement (AP), GCE Advanced Level (A-Level), Cambridge Pre-U, International Baccalaureate (IB), and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams.
University of Illinois—Urbana-ChampaignCredit/PlacementCollege credit is also awarded to degree-seeking undergraduate students who earn a sufficiently high score on the Advanced Placement (AP) Program examinations, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme examinations, A-Level/GCE examinations, or the UIUC Departmental Proficiency Examinations. The AP, IB, and/or A-Level GCE exams must have been taken prior to beginning undergraduate studies.
Scripps CollegeCredit/PlacementHow does Scripps consider AP or IB test scores?
The appropriate Scripps academic department will determine waiver of major requirements or placement into advanced courses based upon AP or IB courses and scores. Visit the Registrar's site for more information.
Franklin and Marshall CollegeHolisticallyIf you do submit SAT or ACT scores, we will "superscore" your results. This means we will take the highest score of each section from each SAT or ACT test date to best represent your success (superscore). For the SAT, we combine your best evidence-based reading and writing score and your best math score, even if they come from different test dates. For the ACT, we take your highest Math, Science, Reading and English scores from any tests you take on any dates and average them for a new ACT composite score. Submission of the essay portion of the SAT/ACT is optional. Students are welcome but not required to send optional subject tests.
Occidental CollegeHolisticallyIf I choose to submit testing scores, which standardized tests will Occidental accept?
SAT and ACT scores are viewed equally in our process, so students may take either exam and can submit scores from both. AP scores, IB exams, GCSE, IGCSE, and A-level results can also be considered in our review process if you feel they reflect positively upon your academic potential.
Skidmore CollegeCredit/PlacementAdvanced Placement (AP) examinations, the International Baccalaureate Program (IB), and other testing programs may not count toward all-college requirements. The following departments award credit toward the major: Art, Art History, Economics, History, and Mathematics. Please consult their specific section of the Catalog for details.
Boston CollegeCredit/PlacementThere are a number of ways to earn advanced placement units at Boston College including qualifying scores on College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exams, International Baccalaureate exams, British A Level exams, French Baccalaureate exams, as well as results from the German Abitur, and the Swiss Maturité and Italian Maturità. Official results from all testing should be sent to the Office of Transfer Admission for evaluation. Students seeking Advanced Standing, which is the option to complete their undergraduate studies in six semesters of full-time study, shall be in touch with their Academic Dean no sooner than the completion of their first semester at BC. Qualifying scores will be assigned advanced placement units as outlined in the tabs below.
Pitzer CollegeCredit/PlacementPlease do not submit AP scores alongside your application as they are not considered for admission decisions. If you are admitted and decide to enroll, you may submit AP scores for potential credit transfer evaluation
Denison UniversityCredit/PlacementCan I get credit for AP, IB, or A-Level Examinations? What about college courses that I took in high school?
We hate this answer, but it is the one we have to give. It depends. Start by taking a look at this information provided by our Registrar's Office. If you have specific questions, we encourage you to follow up at registrar@denison.edu.
Hillsdale CollegeCredit/PlacementHillsdale College recognizes the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Students taking college-level courses in secondary school and performing at a satisfactory level (4 or 5) on the Advanced Placement Examinations will be granted advanced placement and college credit. Please check with a high school guidance counselor for the dates of these examinations. The International Baccalaureate Program is also recognized.
Trinity College (Hartford)Credit/PlacementDoes Trinity give credit for Advanced Placement exams?
Yes. If you achieve a score of 4 or 5 on an Advanced Placement exam, you may be granted academic credit and/or place out of certain lower level courses within a given department. Each department handles Advanced Placement in a different manner.
Kenyon CollegeHolisticallySAT Subject, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate results are not required for admission to Kenyon. However, the admission committee will consider results from these exams as a component of your application for admission should you wish to submit them. For questions regarding Kenyon credit granted for results from these exams, please visit the Registrar's webpage.
Spelman CollegeCredit/PlacementStudents who take the AP exam and score a 3 or better may receive advanced placement credit in the following subject areas: art, biology, computer science, economics, French, German, government and politics, Latin, physics, and Spanish.

To receive credit in chemistry, history, mathematics (calculus AB exam) or music, a student needs a score of at least 4. The registrar of the college will determine how much credit you are eligible to receive based on your score.
Tufts UniversityCredit/PlacementStudents who clearly demonstrate the capacity for upper-level course work will ordinarily be granted credit and advanced standing at the discretion of the department concerned. Any credits received for academic work completed before enrolling at Tufts are considered "credit-bearing pre-matriculation course equivalents," and each is equal to 3 or more semester hours (SHUs).
University of Washington—SeattleCredit/PlacementThe UW recognizes AP coursework as a challenging academic program that provides excellent preparation for university study. College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exams are scored on a scale of 1–5. At the UW, scores of 3 or higher are considered for college credit awards or placement into UW courses. The table below shows the UW's departmental policies for awarding course equivalencies and credits for each exam.
Rutgers University—New BrunswickCredit/PlacementDegree credit is awarded for advanced placement examination scores of 4 and 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations. Credit is not given for grades of 3, 2, or 1.
Boston UniversityCredit/PlacementMost programs at BU award credit for test scores of 4 or 5 on AP Examinations. To receive Advanced Placement credit, make sure your official examination scores are submitted directly to BU by the College Board.
The Ohio State University—ColumbusCredit/PlacementOhio State will continue to grant college credit under the university's AP guidelines for scores 3, 4 and 5, recognizing the circumstances under which students will be testing this year.
Purdue University—West LafayetteCredit/PlacementThere are multiple ways you might earn Purdue credit based on scores from testing services:

College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) tests taken as part of high school AP courses. See Purdue credit for AP Tests.
Union College (Schenectady, NY)Credit/PlacementAP Test Credits and Course Equivalents
Below is a detailed chart showing the Advanced Placement test credits Union College will award students. Students may submit their scores to Union College and receive various credits awarded to them as a result. Each department has different policies and regulations about accepting and processing Advanced Placement scores.
University of Maryland - College ParkCredit/PlacementCredit for AP, IB, A-Level/AS-Level and CLEP is awarded based on the approval of the relevant department offering the course material and is subject to ongoing departmental reevaluation. Even if a student has already been awarded credit for one of these exams at another institution, the credit will be reevaluated by the University of Maryland.
Whitman CollegeCredit/PlacementAP courses demonstrate a commitment to challenging coursework and are excellent classes to take for college preparation. We do give College credit to students with scores of 4 and/or 5 on the College Board Advance Placement Tests. A score of 5 is required for English (Language and Composition, and Literature and Composition), History (American, European and World), Economics (both microeconomics and macroeconomics), Music Theory, Spanish Language, Biology and Physics C.
DePauw UniversityCredit/PlacementDePauw awards credit for a number of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs, including College Board AP, International Baccalaureate (IB), dual enrollment, advanced college, and A Levels.
Furman UniversityCredit/PlacementStudents may receive credit that will contribute to the award of the bachelor's degree at Furman through the transfer of equivalent courses from other regionally accredited institutions or by earning sufficiently high scores on internationally recognized exams offered through your high school, such as Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB).
Connecticut CollegeCredit/PlacementWhat's the deal with AP and IB exams?
We accept 4s and 5s on certain AP exams and 5s, 6s and 7s on certain IB Higher Level exams. Exam scores that are accepted for credit are applied toward your degree requirements and may count towards your major and/or general education requirements, with departmental approval.
Dickinson CollegeCredit/PlacementWhat about my AP or IB test scores?
While we will not be reviewing AP or IB scores in the admissions process, we will still award credit and placement based on scores following our current AP and IB credit policies.
Wake Forest UniversityHolisticallyCandidates for admission must furnish evidence of maturity and educational achievement. The Committee on Admissions carefully considers the applicant's academic records, scores on any submitted standardized tests, written portion of the application, and evidence of character, motivation, goals, and general fitness for study in the College. The applicant's secondary school program must establish a commitment to the kind of broad liberal education reflected in the academic requirements of the College.
University of RochesterHolisticallyYes. Rochester will continue to review test submissions other than the SAT or ACT and expects to continue offering admission to students whose other test results reinforce the overall strength of their application.
University of GeorgiaCredit/PlacementAP scores are not considered in the application review, but AP courses taken are considered when reviewing rigor of curriculum. Additionally, enrolled students may receive college credit for certain scores on AP tests. You can find more information here:
Lehigh UniversityCredit/PlacementSAT Subject Tests are not required for admissions, but are recommended as college credit may be awarded for scores of 700 or higher. Please read the Advanced Placement section of the course catalog at www.lehigh.edu/catalog for more details.
Texas A&M University—College StationCredit/PlacementTexas A&M University accepts scores on certain College Board Advanced Placement tests for credit in selected courses. Up to three semesters of credit in a subject area may be awarded. Interested students should contact their high school counselors for information on AP exam registration and test sites.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityCredit/PlacementAP scores are received electronically from the College Board. May exam scores directed to Virginia Tech are received in July. Thereafter, scores are received weekly through August, then every 3-4 weeks. AP/IB Credit can be seen on Hokie SPA within three business days of Virginia Tech receiving the scores.
Oberlin CollegeCredit/PlacementIncoming students may receive credit toward graduation for:

Successful completion of college-level coursework in secondary school, as measured by performance on the College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) examination
Work completed in International Baccalaureate (IB) programs
Centre CollegeCredit/PlacementCentre awards a minimum of three hours of credit for scores of 4 or 5 on most Advanced Placement exams. Credit for foreign language requires validation by an institutional exam. Academic programs may award additional credit and assign course equivalencies.
Principia CollegeCredit/PlacementA student who enters with satisfactory scores in AP examinations (3 or higher), CLEP (scores are evaluated according to American Council on Education standards), and/or in IB examinations (4 or higher in Higher Level examinations) in subjects that are parallel to courses given at Principia may receive college credit with approval of the department chairs concerned. Some credit for Standard Level IB may be given. No further examination or fee is required. Transfer credit rules apply to these credits. Some AP credit also meets general education requirements.
St. Olaf CollegeCredit/PlacementAP/IB/CAL exam scores are accepted based on the equivalency guide for the year the student enrolls at St. Olaf, not when the exams were taken. For students who entered St. Olaf during an earlier academic year, please see the AP/IB/CAL equivalency guides for previous terms.
The University of the SouthCredit/PlacementCan I get college credit for Advanced Placement (AP), A-level, or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses? Yes. Review our transfer credit policy.
College of William and MaryCredit/PlacementW&M accepts credit based on AP/IB exam scores and completion of A-Levels. See the W&M Course Catalog for detailed information and our credit PDF for more info on AP/ IB credits for freshman applicants and for transfer applicants.
Case Western Reserve UniversityHolisticallyAP scores, including 3s or better
Though not all may be eligible for college credit at CWRU, these test scores can still enhance your application. You can send scores directly to us or self-report them via your portal.
Northeastern UniversityCredit/PlacementTransfer credits are available to students who complete AP or IB exams through high school or college-level courses at an accredited institution. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions facilitates the transfer credit evaluation in partnership with the Northeastern academic departments.
Florida State UniversityCredit/PlacementStudents usually take these tests at the end of their junior or senior year in high school. The scoring scale is 1-5. No credit is allowed for a score of 1 or 2. (Sciences include laboratory credit for Liberal Studies.) Make sure you have requested that this credit be sent to FSU. If you earned AP Credit during your junior year and did not take an AP Exam during your senior year we may not have your scores from last year. Contact The College Board-AP to request the scores be resent to FSU. If you have the test results sent to you from the College Board you may also bring them by the Admissions Office for posting to your transcript.
University of Minnesota—Twin CitiesCredit/PlacementThe Advanced Placement (AP) program offers you the chance to begin college-level studies while you are in high school. Through AP, you can get a jump start on your U of M education.

Many high schools offer college-level classes through the Advanced Placement (AP) program. You may also prepare for an AP exam through individual study. AP exams are graded on a five-point scale. If you have scored a three or higher, you may be able to be awarded credits at the University of Minnesota.
Soka University of AmericaCredit/PlacementSoka University of America participates in the Advanced Placement (AP) program offered by the College Board to provide greater quality and opportunity for high school students to proceed with their education. Students must submit to the Office of the Registrar official transcripts or reports from the College Board no later than the end of the Sophomore year at SUA for scores to be considered. AP credits are not awarded; however, academic programs and areas may grant placement based on AP results. An on-going policy review takes place annually; therefore, placement based on AP tests and scores is subject to change without notice. Similarly, academic programs and areas may grant placement for college courses taken elsewhere.
University of ConnecticutCredit/PlacementChallenging yourself academically through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or A Level (Advanced Level) courses while in high school is an excellent way to begin to prepare yourself for the rigor of college work. UConn provides transfer credit opportunities for AP, IB, and A Level coursework, providing a certain score is achieved on the exam.
Stony Brook University—SUNYCredit/PlacementAP credit is granted to students who have taken the appropriate CEEB advanced placement examination and scored a 3 or higher.
Brandeis UniversityCredit/PlacementBased on a your individual situation, AP credits may be used for "purpose credit" and/or "numeric credit." Look at the AP chart in the University Bulletin (for the year you entered Brandeis) and confirm whether Brandeis accepts the specific AP exam you took and the score you received.
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteCredit/PlacementIf you were unable to take your Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam(s) in 2020, this will not affect your admission decision. AP/IB examinations are not required for admission (but may be used for credit).
Santa Clara UniversityHolisticallyAre other test scores like SAT II Subject Tests, AP exam scores, IB exam scores, A-levels exam scores, etc. required in the admission review process?

Santa Clara does not require submission of these scores for admission application evaluation. If students would like to report scores, they have the option to share scores through their Common Application.
Pennsylvania State University—University ParkCredit/PlacementIf you have taken Advanced Placement (AP) tests, you may be able to earn Penn State credit.
North Carolina State University—RaleighCredit/PlacementAP scores are not required or considered in the review process for first-year applicants*; however, if you would like to receive credit for your AP course, you must submit your AP score from the College Board. Learn more about sending your AP scores here.

To send your AP score report to NC State, you must complete the following steps.

Sign in to My AP using your College Board username and password.
Go to My AP Profile and select "Score Send."
Type in North Carolina State University. When it appears on the list, select it and hit save.
Your score report will include your AP scores from this year and any previous years.

*Transfer applicants are encouraged to submit any AP scores for consideration in the review process. See how AP course credit is awarded at NC State here.
Michigan State UniversityCredit/PlacementStudents may receive credit through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) and International A Level examinations. Strong scores may allow for a course waiver or course credit. All scores must be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the testing agency.

University of California—MercedCredit/PlacementDepending on your major, you may be able to earn credit for a score of 3 or higher on Advanced Placement tests. For more information on Advanced Placement credit, reference the UC Merced General Catalog.
Villanova UniversityCredit/PlacementStudents who achieve a qualifying score in the Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate Higher Level Exams may receive Villanova course credit. Please refer to each academic colleges' policies below:
University of MiamiCredit/PlacementTo have Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or College Level Examination Program credit hours evaluated, the student must submit an official test result report to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
Syracuse UniversityCredit/PlacementAlthough not a requirement for admission, the best way to academically prepare for college is to take a college preparatory curriculum, including four years of English, science, social studies, and mathematics (through geometry and intermediate algebra), and a minimum of three years of a foreign language. Spring 2020 update regarding AP/IB credit: For juniors and potential applicants not able to take their AP/IB exams, the Admissions Committee will consider their course completion favorably.
University of PittsburghHolisticallyStrength of Student's Academic Coursework
The Admission Committee will take into account students' grade trends and curriculum choices. In addition to grade trends, applications will be reviewed for Honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and post-secondary coursework.
George Washington UniversityCredit/PlacementDo you accept AP, IB, or college credits taken in high school?
Yes, first-year and transfer applicants may earn college credit through AP, IB, or college courses.
University of Massachusetts—AmherstCredit/PlacementAdvanced Placement (AP) and SAT II Tests: UMass Amherst grants advanced standing and/or credit for the College Board AP exams, but these credits will vary depending upon scores and subject matter.
Tulane UniversityCredit/PlacementTo ensure that students experience the breadth of knowledge at the collegiate level, AP, IB, and A Level courses can be used to satisfy proficiency requirements only in Formal Reasoning and Foreign Language. All other credit earned through AP, IB, and A Level courses can count as general electives toward the total credits required for degree.

IB scores must come from higher-level exams. Students should have AP score reports sent directly to Tulane from College Board.
Indiana University—BloomingtonCredit/PlacementIU awards credit for a variety of College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exams. With advanced credit, you can enroll in upper-level classes sooner and add a major, minor, or certificate and still graduate in four years.
Binghamton University—SUNYCredit/PlacementIf you selected to have your AP scores sent to Binghamton, they were automatically sent to Undergraduate Admissions by the College Board, and will appear on your student record.

Test scores of 3, 4 or 5 receive credit. For complete Binghamton equivalencies, go to the online transfer credit evaluation.
Pepperdine UniversityCredit/PlacementTypically, students receiving a "3" or higher on AP tests (a "4" or higher is required for the English exam) will receive credit for AP courses. In regard to IB credit, students receiving a "5" or higher on IB tests (a "6" or higher is required for the English exam) will typically receive credit.
Colorado School of MinesCredit/PlacementIf Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or A-Level courses are offered at your school, we encourage you to enroll in them, especially in STEM-related courses. College credit may be granted based on your test scores. Learn more about AP, IB and A-Level credits.
Stevens Institute of TechnologyCredit/PlacementIf you are an incoming first-year student, you may be able to receive up to 30 college credits toward your Stevens degree through College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examination scores, International Baccalaureate examination scores (IB), or for college-level courses you may have already taken while you were in high school.
University of California—RiversideCredit/PlacementElective units awarded may be applied to UC graduation requirements for specific subjects and/or for general education requirements, as determined by each campus.
University at Buffalo—SUNYCredit/PlacementAdvanced standing and university credit may be awarded to students who complete college-level work in high school. UB awards credit based on AP exam scores, IB exam scores for certificates and diplomas, GCE exam scores and CLEP exam scores.
University of DelawareHolisticallyWe recommend students submit their SAT or ACT scores if they believe they show their academic potential. Students who choose not to provide test scores have the option to submit any additional evidence of academic skills in areas related to your intended major, particularly if it is math and science intensive. Such evidence may include scores on AP examinations, SAT Subject Tests, or other indications of your interest and ability to succeed in a challenging academic environment.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—NewarkCredit/PlacementDegree credit is awarded for advanced placement examination scores of 4 and 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations. Credit is not given for grades of 3, 2, or 1.
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteCredit/PlacementWhat about other tests like Advanced Placement, TOEFL and IELTS?
Advanced Placement scores are still used by WPI to award credit to enrolling students. TOEFL and IELTS will still be utilized by students for whom English is not their first language.
University of California—Santa CruzCredit/PlacementThe University of California grants credit for all College Board Advanced Placement Tests on which a student scores 3 or higher. For more information, please see our AP and IBH table and UC Office of the President information on AP and IBH.
University of Illinois—ChicagoHolisticallyTest scores (optional): ACT or SAT scores are not required for admission but will be reviewed if provided.
AP or IB scores are not required but will be reviewed if provided.
Clemson UniversityCredit/PlacementAP, IB and dual enrollment offerings vary widely from school to school, so we look at your coursework in the context of what was offered at your high school. Future Clemson Tigers shine by accepting the challenge when AP, IB or dual enrollment classes are offered in high school. Visit Transfer Course Equivalency to gauge how many of your AP, IB and dual-enrollment courses translate to Clemson credit, or view the IB Credit Chart and AP Credit Chart to learn more.
Marquette UniversityCredit/PlacementCollege transcripts, upper level IB scores and AP exam scores (These may be sent at a later time and are not needed for freshman application review.)
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyCredit/PlacementPartaking in rigorous curricula, such as Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes, can give you an additional advantage. The number of semester credits you will receive will depend on whether you earned a 3, 4, or 5 on your AP exams, or a grade of 5, 6, or 7 in IB subject areas. That score also determines which courses you will be exempt from taking at NJIT.
Fordham UniversityCredit/PlacementAdvanced Placement (AP) Credit
Students who receive a score of 4 or 5 on the following AP examinations may be awarded 3 non-major elective credits. Learn more about Advanced Placement (AP) credit.
Southern Methodist UniversityCredit/PlacementSMU grants credit and placement for scores of 4 or 5 on most AP examinations taken in high school. Six to eight credits will be awarded for scores of 5, 6, or 7 on International Baccalaureate higher-level exams, with a maximum award of 32 credits. For more information, click here. To receive credit for an AP test in high school, arrange for an official copy of your test scores to be sent to SMU's Registrar Office.
Temple UniversityCredit/PlacementTemple also awards college credits for students who in high school participated in the Advanced Placement program. Check out our equivalencies.
University of South FloridaCredit/PlacementUSF allows students to receive up to 45 semester hours of credit towards the baccalaureate degree upon successful completion of any of the examinations listed below.
Baylor UniversityCredit/PlacementCredit can be earned for a course by taking any of several examinations that test for the content of that course. Individual academic departments select the exams they will accept and they set levels of performance required for credit.

Advanced Placement
International Baccalaureate
Loyola Marymount UniversityCredit/PlacementLMU participates in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board. Students may be granted credit at the time of entrance into the University for subjects in which they have completed the AP examinations with minimum score of 4.
Gonzaga UniversityCredit/PlacementEven though AP tests are designed for placement, how do I report them to admission offices?
We do not consider at AP test scores as a part of the admission process. If you enroll at Gonzaga, please send official score reports to the Office of Admission so we may award any earned credit. Click here for our AP testing policy.
University of IowaCredit/PlacementIowa offers credit for more than 30 Advanced Placement (AP) Program exams. You can earn 3 to 8 semester hours of credit per test, depending on the subject and your score. Have your scores sent to the university.
Auburn UniversityCredit/PlacementDependent upon the test scores received you may be eligible to receive course credit. The scores should be provided from the testing agency directly. Please call (334) 844-2539 if you have questions about what credit you are eligible to receive.Note: Auburn University does not accept CLEP credit.
Texas Christian UniversityCredit/PlacementThrough several methods, above-average students may earn academic credit for college-level learning. College credits can be helpful if you're pursuing:

A dual concentration
Double majors or double degrees
A combined undergraduate and master's program
An early graduation
You can qualify for advanced credit with:

Dual Enrollment for college courses completed during high school or the summer
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams
University of San DiegoCredit/PlacementHigh school students may take Advanced Placement examinations offered by the College Board. The following table describes the
necessary score, credit, and USD course equivalent for each examination.
Drexel UniversityHolisticallyFor first-year applicants who decide to submit scores, the University offers some flexibility in which test(s) will fulfill our standardized test score requirement. If you would like to be considered with scores other than SAT or ACT, please email enroll@drexel.edu....Applicants who submit AP scores are required to present scores from one test that measures quantitative reasoning skills (math or science) and one test that measures verbal/writing skills (humanities or literature). Additionally, for students applying to the LeBow College of Business, one of the tests must be in mathematics. For students applying to Engineering programs, one of the tests must be mathematics or a science that directly correlates with their primary program of study. Drexel's College Board test code is 2194.
Illinois Institute of TechnologyCredit/PlacementBelow is a list of Advanced Placement Exams and the score required to receive transfer credit. Please note: credit can only be awarded from AP Exams completed while in high school.
Rochester Insitute of TechnologyCredit/PlacementRochester Institute of Technology accepts Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credits earned in high school depending on the score attained on the applicable AP or IB exams.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—CamdenCredit/PlacementDegree credit is awarded for advanced placement examination scores of 4 and 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations. Credit is not given for grades of 3, 2, or 1.
University of OregonCredit/PlacementYes, the UO grants college credit for AP and IB exam scores that meet the university's requirements. You must obtain an official score report from the AP or IB administrators and have it sent directly to the UO.
Yeshiva UniversityCredit/PlacementStudents who have takend the Advanced Placement Examination in high school may qualify for college credit
American UniversityCredit/PlacementAmerican University will accept a maximum of 30 credit hours from one or a combination of Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate, CLEP subject examinations, or other AU-approved test credit. All exams for test credit must be completed prior to AU matriculation.
University of Colorado—BoulderHolisticallyCU Boulder participates in the Advanced Placement program of the College Board. More than one-third of Boulder's entering first-year students submit Advanced Placement (AP) test scores each year.
Brigham Young University—ProvoCredit/PlacementIf BYU has not received your AP scores and you wish to receive credit for them, you must do one of the following:

Contact AP Scores and Reporting Services to request that your scores be sent to BYU (there will be a fee for this service).
If your high school has included your AP scores on your transcript, request that they mail us a transcript.
Howard UniversityCredit/PlacementHoward University will accept credits for the AP, IB, CAPE and A/AS-Level exams for transfer credit consideration. All AP and IB scores must be submitted via the testing agency for transfer credit consideration.
University of DenverCredit/PlacementThe University of Denver grants credit for select Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) examination scores as well as previous credit earned through enrollment in college-level courses. Incoming students should submit their AP and IB scores and college transcripts prior to registration so that we can award credit and help place students in the correct courses.
Elon UniversityCredit/PlacementStudents earning a score of four or better in the Advanced Placement Tests of the College Entrance Examination Board taken in high school may receive credit in the following fields: art, biology, chemistry, Chinese, calculus, computer science, economics, English composition, English literature, environmental studies, French, geography, German, history, Latin, music, physics, political science, psychology, Spanish and statistics. Official scores should be sent to the Office of Admissions.
Dulcie Head

Dulcie graduated with BAs in Physics and Geology from Pomona College and her PhD in Geophysics from Stanford. Dulcie started at Compass as a tutor and now uses her experience to help students and families navigate the admissions testing landscape in her role as senior director. In her spare time, Dulcie likes to read all sorts of fantasy and play with her two badly behaved cats.

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