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Advanced Placement & International Baccalaureate Tests

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Course Equivalents for AP/IB Tests

Advanced Placement

These examinations are for students in high school. Upon receipt of an official score from the College Board and a satisfactory essay when required, the Office of Admissions and Records grants credit as specified and assigns a grade of "S" for scores of 3, 4 or 5.

Those students who successfully complete CBAPE examinations in French, German, Latin or Spanish satisfy the foreign language requirements in the College of Liberal Arts.

For complete information on AP test placement, see College Board Advanced Placement Examination (CBAPE) in the online catalog.

International Baccalaureate

The University awards advanced standing credit for IB Higher Level (HL) exams passed with scores of 4, 5, 6, or 7, as well as some Standard Level (SL) exams with a score of 5 or higher.

For complete information on IB test placement, see International Baccalaureate (IB) Examination in the online catalog.

The applicability of IB credits towards satisfying major/degree requirements is determinted by individual colleges and departments. A maximum of 60 semester credits may be earned in any combination of non-traditional learning examinations and applied towards a bachelor's degree.

Searching the General Catalog

The University maintains all of its official academic information in the General Course Catalog. When visiting the General Course Catalog, users are recommended to use the search box in the upper-right area of the website. It is also helpful to narrow your search using the following options from the drop-down menu:

  • Entire Catalog: This option will perform a keyword search over all information in the catalog.
  • Courses: This option will perform a keyword search over the names and descriptions of individual courses offered by the University.
  • Programs: This option will perform a keyword search over the names and descriptions of degree programs offered by the University.
  • Hierarchy Items: This option will perform a keyword search over the names of University units, including colleges, departments and centers.

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