Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) and Credit for Advanced Work

The purpose of advanced placement and credit is to recognize advanced work of quality already accomplished by certain students, to preclude duplication of courses, and to provide increased opportunity for the exceptional student to take elective work in his or her undergraduate program.

Advanced placement college credit may be granted for advanced placement courses taken in secondary schools when such courses are completed with scores of 3, 4 or 5 on appropriate Advanced Placement Tests given by the College Entrance Examination Board. Score requirements vary for each test. See Exam Credits for a current listing.

Students who have been given the opportunity by their secondary schools to take college courses prior to high school graduation will be given college credit if such courses were taken after the sophomore year.