Will colleges accept 2020 AP credits? Will policies change?

It appears the vast majority of colleges will accept AP credits the same way they’ve accepted them in previous years. We’ve already counted more than 100 colleges who’ve confirmed that they will accept AP credits from the 2020 exams.

These statements are difficult to find, and colleges often list them on their website without an announcement. We’ve included a quote and link to the source from each college's statement (see below).

We’ll be updating this list frequently. College admissions officers and other related staff, if your institution is not listed and you'd like us to make an update, please fill out this form.

[Last Updated May 19, 2020]


 

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THE LIST OF SCHOOLS ACCEPTING 2020 AP CREDITS

Adelphi University: "We will still award Advanced Placement (AP) credit in the same way for virtual exams being offered by the College Board. We will also lend flexibility for International Baccalaureate (IB) credit on the basis of predicted scores and/or final grade scores in absence of final exam scores for qualified HL courses." Source.

American University: "American University is committed to ensuring that AP and IB students receive the appropriate AU credit they have earned as outlined in the AP and IB charts for Academic Year 20-21." Source.

Auburn University: "CollegeBoard announced changes regarding AP Exams. For the 2019–20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. For more information, please visit CollegeBoard.org." Source.

Baylor University: "Baylor University will accept the 2020 AP abbreviated exam scores for credit as indicated in the table below." Source.

Beloit College: "Beloit College will grant credit for the online versions of AP tests with credit/placement consistent with our previous policy." - Kate Virgo, Director of Enrollment Operations

Bennington College: "Bennington will not make any changes to the way that credit is awarded for AP, IB, A-Level or French Baccalaureate exam scores, even if those scores are produced in a different way or based on different information. We will honor any changes made by the testing organizations in order to support students. See the full credit transfer policy for First-Year Students." Source.

Boston College: "Boston College will continue to acknowledge our incoming students’ aptitude and hard work in rigorous academic coursework by maintaining our Advanced Placement policy which allows students to use qualifying scores to fulfill requirements in the University Core Curriculum." Source.

Boston University: "Yes. Boston University has decided to honor all current advanced credit policies for fall 2020. Please see our approved advanced credit policies for 2020-21." Source.

Brandeis University: "Brandeis is committed to ensuring that students receive credit for the rigorous coursework they completed this year. Brandeis will accept appropriate AP scores received on the shortened at home administration of the AP exam offered in Spring 2020 for credit transfer." Source.

Brigham Young University: "COVID-19 Update: BYU will accept the online exams for the 2020 AP test. Students who complete an AP exam with a score of 3, 4 or 5 can potentially receive BYU credit depending on when the exam was taken." Source.

Bryn Mawr College: "The College Board and IBO have committed to releasing AP and IB scores even though they will be arriving at the scores in a different manner than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bryn Mawr will accept those scores using our standard matrix. Our placement test policies may be adjusted." Source.

California State University: "The College Board has announced changes to the AP exam content and format for spring 2020. The CSU will honor all existing transferable credit articulation for spring 2020 AP exams on which scores of 3, 4, or 5 are earned." Source.

  • California State University - Bakersfield
  • California State University - Channel Islands
  • California State University - Chico
  • California State University - Dominguez Hills
  • California State University - East Bay
  • California State University - Fresno
  • California State University - Fullerton
  • California State University - Long Beach
  • California State University - Los Angeles
  • California State University - Monterey Bay
  • California State University - Northridge
  • California State University - Sacramento
  • California State University - San Bernardino
  • California State University - San Marcos
  • California State University - Stanislaus
  • Cal Maritime Academy
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Humboldt State University
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Jose State University
  • Sonoma State University
Carleton University: "Yes, Carleton continues to offer advanced standing (transfer) credit for up to three subjects from these systems as usual. We recognize that much work has already gone into this years’ study in these challenging qualifications, and even though many exams have been cancelled or modified, the examination boards have indicated they will still be awarding credentials that reflect the completion of that work. Please see the official websites of your exam boards for more details. Minimum grade requirements still apply. Credit will be granted provisionally upon receipt of official results." Source.
Carnegie Mellon University: "If you were are unable to take your Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam(s) this year, this won't affect your admission decision. AP/IB examinations aren't required for applicants but can be used for credit. At Carnegie Mellon, each college or school has its own curriculum and thus decides how AP or IB exams contribute toward your degree. Carnegie Mellon may grant advanced placement and credit for 4's and 5's on AP exams taken in the College Board Advanced Placement program or for 6's and 7's on IB exams. Visit The Hub's credit awarding page for more information on the guidelines for receiving credit." Source.

Chapman University: "Yes. We have not changed our policy or requirements for acceptance of spring test scores for credit. For more information on these policies and required scores, visit: Advanced Placement Equivalencies, International Baccalaureate Equivalencies." Source.

Clarkson University: "We have been made aware that AP testing will now be conducted online for May 2020. Clarkson will accept scores of 4 and 5 on AP tests within our current awarding parameters. Though IB testing has been cancelled for Spring 2020 we will not change awarding policy. Missing IB exams will not matter as long as the student meets the IB requirements as IB will still grade on the normal 1-7 scale. Taking challenging courses is very important however, our admissions team understands that you may not be able to take the final exams." Source.

College of Idaho: "Given recent exam cancellations and modified assessment and calculation of results for multiple pathways that high school students may earn collegiate credit (ex. IBO, AP, Dual-Credit, etc.) due to COVID-19, The College of Idaho remains committed in its acceptance of these results and adjusted methods of assessment.We do not wish for students to be penalized for changes that are beyond their control, and we believe the final grades/scores provided still present an accurate equivalency of collegiate credit." Source.

College of William and Mary: "William & Mary will accept the scores the College Board reports for 2020 and grant credit in accordance with our existing requirements." Source.

College of Wooster: "Yes. Wooster has not changed its policy regarding AP credit equivalencies. Learn more here." Source.

Colorado State University: "Yes, CSU credits from Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) will still be accepted. Reach out to your respective testing agency for more information." Source.

Concordia University Irvine: "Yes, CUI will still award college credit for applicants who achieve certain scores on AP exams. For the scores that need to be achieved in individual subjects to receive credit and the number of non-accredited units CUI accepts, consult this transfer credit information." Source.

Cornell University: "For students planning to start studies at Cornell in 2020, 2021, or 2022 who have been enrolled this term in accelerated programs such as Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Cambridge A-Levels, and who will be unable to take the exams or taking a different form of exam, Cornell will continue its current practices in awarding credit and course placement, using the modified results and reporting that the testing agencies have announced: AP: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students." Source.

Davidson College: "There will be no changes to our AP policies due to COVID-19 changes to the AP examination process." Source.

Duke Kunshan University: "IB, AP and Cambridge Assessment International Education have announced modifications to, or cancellations of, their respective final exams. We know that the alternations to or cancellation of these exams also disrupts the educational plans of many of our applicants. Please know that we plan to support the modifications and cancellations announced by AP, IB and Cambridge International Education so that admissions decisions and advanced placement credit policies are upheld. We also want to reassure admitted students that we will not penalize or overturn the decision of any student due to educational interruptions caused by Covid-19 or related precautionary measures." Source.

Eckerd College: "We will continue our policy of awarding credit for AP exam scores of four or five." - Jacob Browne, Director of Admission

Elon University: "Elon University awards credit for acceptable Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test scores. Students are responsible for having their test scores sent to Elon. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for the university’s policies governing these examinations." Source.

Emory University: "Emory University will accept AP credit in the same way as we have in the past. Review our AP test and credit policies. We do not plan to add additional, university-specific, entrance exams for Emory class placement." Source.

Evergreen State College: "Students with appropriate scores on the Advanced Placement Examination of the College Entrance Examination Board will be awarded college-level credit. See current policy." - Carl Forbes, Associate Director of Admissions

Furman University: "Furman continues to monitor the status of AP, IB, and other standardized test offerings over the coming months. We recognize the stress our admitted students may feel in conjunction with these exams; however, in no way will the results of such exams impact an already determined admissions decision. Furman will continue to observe its existing policy on awarding credit for AP and IB examinations. Please see our Exam Equivalency Policy for further details." Source.

George Washington University: "We understand that this is stressful when students have worked so hard taking these rigorous classes. We have kept our transfer credit policy in place, and we will honor the AP scores for all exams taken in spring 2020. View AP tests equivalents." Source.

Georgetown University: "Georgetown University is pleased to announce that it will honor the scores reported to us for the 2020 online AP exams. The amount of credit awarded will be determined by Georgetown’s AP policy, which is currently being reviewed, as it is every year, and will be finalized by individual departments later this spring. While some policies may change, they will NOT discriminate against 2020 AP scores based on the COVID-related adjustments to AP testing." Source.

Georgia Institute of Technology: "CollegeBoard has announced the transition to at home AP exams for 2020. To review Georgia Tech’s credit by exam policy for AP courses, please visit here." Source.

Georgia Southern University: "Georgia Southern University recognizes both the need for these changes and the effort that students have already made in these challenging courses. Georgia Southern University remains committed to granting students academic credit for the successful completion of 2020 AP Exams and our current policy for awarding credit will remain in effect for students who test in 2020. We appreciate students’ efforts to do their best under the difficult circumstances." Source.

Gettysburg College: "Gettysburg College’s policy on AP credits will remain the same, all students who receive a 4 or a 5 on an AP exam will be able to transfer the credit. For students in an IB curriculum, receiving a 5 or above in higher level IB courses will allow you to transfer credit regardless of modification or cancellation of the IB exams. If prospective students need more information, please call the Admissions Office at 1-800-431-0803 or (717) 337-6100." Source.

Gonzaga University: "Gonzaga appreciates the work students put into AP coursework and test preparation.  The changing test format will not affect Gonzaga’s policy for AP exams. We will honor our current policy." Source.

Hofstra University: "We will be flexible with unofficial documents until we return to some degree of normalcy. We know your high school professional staff are stressed, and it is our promise to WORK WITH YOU. Don’t be too concerned about transcripts, final grades, AP’s, test scores. Together, we will figure it out." Source.

Hunter College: "Yes, we will still honor the exam scores for the AP exams you take in accordance with our AP score equivalency policy." Source.

Illinois State University: "Yes, Illinois State University will continue to award academic credit for Advanced Placement Programs as determined in the University Catalog." Source.

Indiana Wesleyan University: "We’ll definitely continue to accept AP credits! To learn more about which Advanced Placement tests we recommend you take, contact your admissions counselor." Source.

James Madison University: "Yes, the university will maintain its current policies for accepting these prior learning assessments taken during Spring 2020. See more information on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge." Source.

Kansas State University: "Yes! We will not change our test credit policies. See qualifying scores and course credit awarded." Source.

Kennesaw State University: "Kennesaw State University recognizes both the need for these changes and the effort that students have already made in these challenging courses. Kennesaw State University remains committed to granting students academic credit for the successful completion of 2020 AP Exams and our current policy for awarding credit will remain in effect for students who test in 2020. We appreciate students’ efforts to do their best under the difficult circumstances." Source.

Knox College: "Knox College will continue to award academic credit for AP exams--our recognition policy is unchanged." - Josh Ferchau, Director of International Admission

Lawrence Technological University: "At LTU we have not changed our policy or requirements for review AP examination scores. Please review the AP Guidelines outlined on the website to see minimum scores and how credits will apply." - Carly Miller, Assistant Director of Admissions

Lawrence University: "We will honor scores earned on the shortened, at-home versions described on the AP Central page of the College Board's website. More information can be found here." Source.

Loyola Marymount University: "LMU is not changing our policy surrounding the acceptance of AP exam scores for credit. For more details, please click here." Source.

Marist College: "Our current AP credit policy will still stand, despite the College Board's recent announcement. IB scoring policies will also remain in place. However, student success is paramount at Marist, so there may be cases where the subject matter is deemed critical and a prerequisite for additional coursework and the credit would be accepted as elective credit. This will be handled on a case-by-case basis, with student knowledge and preparation the biggest driver in our decision." - Kent Rinehart, Dean of Admissions

Marquette University: "Marquette will award credit for achievement on AP examinations. You can view a list of AP credit transfers here. Official scores will need to be sent from College Board." Source.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: "Our colleagues at the Office of the First Year (OFY) maintain the comprehensive guide for AP, IB, transfer, and ASE credit, and are updating it as events warrant, so you should check back there as things continue to develop." Source.

Meredith College: "Meredith’s policy for accepting AP test scores has not changed. We will accept the score you earn on the new online, shortened test. Students may want to reconsider accepting the credit, however, if the course was not completed in its entirety. Ultimately, our goal is to ensure that you are setting yourself up for success at the next level of coursework." Source.

Michigan State University: "We will honor the plans set forth by International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), GCE A-level examination boards and other institutions for final documentation of a student's examinations and work. MSU will grant credit, where appropriate, based on the scores we receive from these organizations." Source.

Michigan Technological University: "AP scores received through the at-home testing option for AP classes will result in the same course placement or credit as traditional AP scores. We are exploring options for students who were planning to take IB exams for HL courses." Source.

New York University: "We will be granting credit as normal for AP, IB, & A-Level exams taken in spring 2020." Source.

Northern Arizona University: "Northern Arizona University's practice of accepting Credit by Exam is unchanged. For a full list of AP/IB/CLEP scores needed to earn credit, please visit https://www5.nau.edu/policies/Client/Details/487." - Tyler Cegler, Assistant Director of Admissions

Occidental College: "There are no changes to the way Occidental awards AP, IB, and A-level credits this year, even with the changes made to the format of the test environments. First-year students may be granted credit for subjects in which they have completed College Board Advanced Placement examinations with scores of 4 or 5, or International Baccalaureate scores of 6 or 7 in Higher Level (HL) courses. Credit for GCE A-level exams is awarded by department petition." Source.

Ohio Department of High Education: "The OATN recognizes the need for these changes and the need to hold students harmless in light of these changes. Consequently, it is OATN policy that the FY 20 Spring AP Exam scores will be accepted for college credit, using the same guarantees that exist in current policy." Source.

  • Bowling Green State University
  • Central State University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Kent State University
  • Miami University
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Ohio State University
  • Ohio University
  • Shawnee State University
  • University of Akron
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Toledo
  • Wright State University
  • Youngstown State University

Oregon State University: "If you are taking AP exams at home this term you will be awarded credit based on the score earned in the same way we would have if you were at school and taking the longer exam." Source.

Pacific Lutheran University: "There will be no change to our current College-level credit policies. PLU will continue to accept AP, IB, and Cambridge credits if, due to the impact of COVID-19, exams are taken at home." Source.

Plymouth State University: "PSU is honoring the time and effort students have put into AP courses and will honor passing the exam in the same way we have in previous years." Source.

Pomona College: "Our credit policies for AP test scores has not changed; please see the Advanced Standing webpage for more information." Source.

Purdue University: "Purdue will continue to accept AP credit as usual; see Purdue's AP credit transfer criteria." Source.

Rollins College: "Rollins plans to award AP/IB credit as we have in the past. For information, review our AP and IB credit policies." Source.

Rutgers University: "There is no change for how AP credits are awarded for students entering in Fall 2020. However, since some of the 2020 Advanced Placement exams will not include all of the units typically covered on those exams, students who earn scores of 4 and 5 on some exams in the 2020 test administration may need to consult with faculty and professional advisors to determine if they have the prerequisite knowledge and background to be successful in more advanced coursework in the fall semester. Once AP scores are received in July, advisors will reach out to students as appropriate with more information and guidance." Source.

Ryerson University: "Ryerson will continue to accept applications for transfer credit for AP courses with examination scores of 4 or higher. Engineering students are not eligible for transfer credits for core and professional engineering courses using AP examinations." Source.

Saginaw Valley State University: "Special note for 2020 AP students* SVSU recognizes the effort that students have already applied in these challenging courses and will award SVSU credit for 2020 AP exams consistent with previous years." Source.

Saint Anslem College: "We will continue to award AP credit based on our current requirements (seen below). If students wish to have AP credit considered for possible credit, please send all AP exam results to Office of the Registrar or Office of Admission." Source.

Saint Louis University: "We will honor AP/CLEP/IB scores as they have amended their policies due to COVID-19." Source.

Samford University: "Despite significant changes surrounding the administration of AP and IB exams, Samford’s current policies for AP credit will remain in effect for the class entering in fall 2020. Samford’s policies regarding Credit by Examination at Samford are outlined in our University Catalog." Source.

Seattle University: "Seattle University will continue to accept AP, IB, Cambridge and other testing scores with the new virtual testing format that has been established. All past Seattle U policies regarding AP/IB/Cambridge etc. scores will remain in place until further notice. Updates will be made accordingly." Source.

South Dakota Board of Regents: "The South Dakota Board of Regents and public university system shall accept AP credits earned during the Spring 2020 semester according to existing Board policies and Academic Affairs Council (AAC) guidelines. Board Policy 2:5 - Transfer of Credit and AAC Guideline 7.5 - Advanced Placement govern the acceptance of AP credits by the South Dakota Board of Regents and the public university system." Source.

  • Black Hills State University
  • Dakota State University
  • Northern State University
  • South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
  • South Dakota State University
  • University of South Dakota

Southern Methodist University: "SMU 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." Source.

St. Olaf College: "St Olaf will accept AP and IB credits if exams are taken from home due to the impact of COVID-19. St Olaf respects the expertise of testing boards, schools, and educational institutions to make alternative assessment plans due to COVID-19 for students finishing their high school coursework in 2020." Source.

Stony Brook University: "Yes! See our AP chart." Source.

SUNY Oswego: "We continue to award credit. Our policy can be found at http://catalog.oswego.edu/content.php?catoid=40&navoid=4385." - Elizabeth Bridges, Assistant Director of Admissions

Syracuse University: "Yes, each individual college at Syracuse University evaluates AP, IB, and college credits. View a list of AP and IB scores required for credit." Source.

Temple University: "In light of the recent announcements of exam cancellations and the modified assessment and calculation of results for multiple international qualifications (IBO, A levels, French Bac, AP, etc.) due to the impact of COVID-19, Temple will continue to accept these results and the adjusted methods of assessment as determined by the examining body/ministry of education without any negative impact on offers of admission or scholarship. For those of you who were anticipating advanced credit due to completion of IB, A Level, AP or CLEP courses/subjects, our awarding policy will not change and we will recognize successful completion as determined by the examining body. Please find the advanced credit policy here." Source.

The Catholic University of America: "For students taking AP examinations in the Spring of 2020, Catholic University will maintain our existing policy for awarding college credit based on AP scores." Source.

The New School: "We will continue to award advanced standing credit for AP exams (scores of 4 or 5) and will award credit for IB (results of 5, 6, or 7 on HL courses)." - Candice MacLusky, Senior Director of International Admission

Tulane University: "Tulane will continue to Accept AP, IB, and A Level scores without any change to our previously established equivalency chart. Scores from shortened AP exams, and scores determined from previous internal assessment and practice exams (IB and A Level) will continue to carry the same weight as previous years." Source.

Union College: "Union College will honor this year's AP scores, and our AP credit policies can be found at: https://www.union.edu/advising-registration/information-about-advance-placement-exams. We will honor this year's IB scores as well." - Katherine DeSieno, Associate Dean of Admissions

University of Bath: "We will accept grades awarded on these alternative exams as normal. You can also use any existing AP grades you have achieved that fit the conditions of your offer." Source.

University of California: "UC recognizes the effort that students have already made in these challenging courses and will continue to award UC credit consistent with previous years for 2020 AP exams completed with scores of 3, 4, or 5." Source.

  • University of California - Berkeley
  • University of California - Davis
  • University of California - Irvine
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • University of California - Merced
  • University of California - Riverside
  • University of California - San Diego
  • University of California - San Francisco
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • University of California - Santa Cruz

University of Chicago: "Yes! We accept scores of 5 on most Advanced Placement (AP) exams and of 7 on certain International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher-Level examinations for credit; other scores may be accepted in particular subjects. UChicago also offers placement and accreditation tests to entering students in select subjects. Learn more about accelerated course credit here." Source.

University of Colorado - Boulder: "Yes. We recognize all the work that goes into taking an AP or IB course and/or studying for the exam. Rest assured that a change in testing format does not change how CU Boulder awards credit for AP exams or IB credit. For more information on these policies and required scores, visit the credit by examination webpage." Source.

University of Connecticut: "UConn will recognize the effort that students have already made in these challenging courses and will continue to award credit consistent with previous years for 2020 AP online exams." Source.

University of Delaware: Advanced Placement (AP) policy for "tests taken in 2020 and earlier."

University of Denver: "AP exams will be administered remotely in May 2020, and College Board has provided details on their website: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators/taking-the-exams. College Board will provide universities and colleges AP scores on the normal 1-5 scale, and DU will award credit based on our standard policies. Students must take the exams to receive credit from DU." Source.

University of Hartford: "We are aware of the testing changes that are being made in the AP program. UHart will accept those scores and award credit according to our AP policy. Our AP policy is available here https://www.hartford.edu/admission/_files/APCredits.pdf." Source.

University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign: "CollegeBoard has announced updates to the administration of AP exams. We do not anticipate any changes to our credit policies based on the in-home administration of the exams." Source.

University of Iowa: "Yes, see our Advanced Placement Program Credit Policies for details." Source.

University of La Verne: "Yes, the University of La Verne acknowledges you have worked hard to prepare for these exams. The University of La Verne will continue to award credit consistent with previous years for exams taken in 2020." Source.

University of Mary Washington: "COVID-19 changes to AP and IB exams are not impacting the awarding of credit at UMW.  Please visit our AP and IB exam guides online to see how exam scores may give you advanced standing/transfer credit at UMW. Visit College Board or International Baccalaureate sites for information on changes to exams, timeline, and preparation materials." Source.

University of Massachusetts - Amherst: "UMass Amherst will follow our normal process of applying credit and course equivalency (if appropriate) to AP exams if the student provides results of the AP exam taken in spring of 2020 and receives the required score to award credit for a particular exam." Source.

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities: "Yes, the University of Minnesota will accept AP and IB credits if exams are taken from home due to the impact of COVID-19. The University of Minnesota respects the expertise of testing boards, schools and educational institutions to make alternative assessment plans, due to COVID-19, for students finishing their schooling in 2020." Source.

University of Missouri - St. Louis: "At this time, there is no change to this." Source.

University of New Hampshire: "We remain committed to supporting students during these challenging times and will continue to accept AP credit(s) if exams are taken at home as outlined by College Board.  Similarly, we will honor the guidance provided by examination boards such as Cambridge and other educational institutions for final documentation of successful coursework for IB/Cambridge (AICE) and dual credit courses.  Please refer to UNH’s online AP and college credit policies as they pertain to the awarding of college credit in specific areas.  In some instances, academic departments either prohibit or discourage the awarding of college credit based on high school coursework in programs related to the student’s intended major." Source.

University of Northern Iowa: "AP exam scores that you earn this semester in the adapted online format will still apply to UNI curriculum as normal." Source.

University of Notre Dame: "The Academy will continue to grant credit for examination in its current policy for those examinations that have moved online. For information on credit given for scores achieved, visit First Year Advising Advanced Credit and Placement." Source.

University of Oklahoma: "The University of Oklahoma recognizes the hard work students have already completed in their AP courses. In response to COVID-19, the College Board has made modifications to 2020 AP Exams. In order to support our students and their plans for AP credit, OU will continue to award and honor credit based on previous evaluations." Source.

University of Pennsylvania: "Penn will continue to grant credit and placement for these exams. Credit policies can be found here. We understand some scores will now be based on online tests, while other scores will be based on year-long academic coursework. Testing agencies are making prudent decisions to prevent large gatherings of people. We are in communication with testing agencies around the world and we support them in the decisions they feel they need to make." Source.

University of Portland: "Any student who takes the AP test under the new guidelines and receives a score of four or five will receive credit." Source.

University of Rhode Island: "We recognize that as a result of COVID-19, the College Board will be offering Advanced Placement examinations in a different format this year. International Baccalaureate examinations may also be offered differently this year. We want to reassure students who will be taking these exams that we will treat these scores in the same way we have in the past. Please refer to the chart below for more information." Source.

University of Richmond: "Many national exams such as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate have been moved online or cancelled. We will honor the published Credit-by-Exam policy for students entering fall 2020 who take standard or abbreviated AP exams or hold IB higher level certificates. Credit-by-exam policies are updated annually. As a reminder, UR does not require AP scores or IB scores as a condition of enrollment." Source.

University of Rochester: "The University of Rochester recognizes that the College Board and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) have been forced to make significant adjustments to their testing and grading procedures in light of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.We also recognize that these adjustments are beyond students' control.Therefore, the University of Rochester will continue to honor the scores reported to us by the College Board and IBO to determine credit awards for these online exams.Individual academic departments are reviewing the changes made to the exams in order to best guide students on course placement decisions." Source.

University of Saint Thomas: "St. Thomas will continue to honor our policies on accepting Advanced Placement test results, even though the COVID-19 virus is impacting how tests are being administered." Source.

University of San Francisco: "We understand you may not be able to take your scheduled AP or IB exams this spring or summer as you had planned. If you are unable to take these exams, your admission to USF will not be impacted in any way. If you take these exams at a later date, we will award credit for these scores/exams as appropriate." Source.

University of Southern California: "Yes. USC’s AP, IB and A-Level exam credit policies are thoroughly documented on our Registrar’s website. The university’s AP credit-granting policy remains unchanged, since students will be able to sit for exams." Source.

University of South Florida: "USF will be accepting all AP scores as usual even though the AP test only accounts for about 80% of the entire course content." Source.

University of Tennessee - Knoxville: "We understand Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) tests, certain national exams, and other external examinations will also be modified or canceled due to the pandemic. We do not require applicants to submit these exam results unless they comprise graduation requirements for secondary school. As of now, test modifications will not impact our current credit policies for incoming students who have AP and IB scores seeking college credit; we will need the official score report from the testing agency to award college credit." Source.

University of Toronto: "Yes. The faculties that traditionally award transfer credit for final IB, AP, A-Level, CAPE and French Baccalaureate results will award transfer credit to students admitted in 2020. The University of Toronto policy around transfer credit from these jurisdictions remains unchanged and is described in full at https://future.utoronto.ca/apply/transfer-credit-information/." Source.

University of Washington: "We recognize all the work that goes into taking an AP course and/or studying for the exam. Rest assured that a change in testing format does not change how the UW awards credit for AP exams. For an overview of credit awarded by subject, visit the AP exams for credit website." Source.

University of West Georgia: "University of West Georgia (UWG) recognizes both the need for these changes and the effort that students have already made in these challenging courses. UWG remains committed to granting students academic credit for the successful completion of 2020 AP Exams. UWG will continue to honor all credit by exams reported from College Board and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB transcripts). Our current credit by exam policies for awarding UWG credit will remain in effect for students who test in 2020. We appreciate students' efforts to do their best under the difficult circumstances." Source.

University of Wisconsin - Madison: "The University of Wisconsin - Madison is aware of these changes to the AP examination. The university remains committed to granting students academic credit for the successful completion of their examinations and will continue to accept subject area scores as before. We appreciate students’ efforts to do their best under the circumstances and look forward to welcoming new Badgers next year." Source.

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse: "UW-La Crosse will accept the results of the online May 2020 AP exams and award college credit accordingly. Visit UWL’s AP website for more information about earning college credit." Source.

Vanderbilt University: "Despite significant changes surrounding the administration of AP exams, Vanderbilt has decided that our current policies for AP credit will remain in effect for the class entering in fall 2020." Source.

Virginia Tech: "Undergraduate Admissions will accept scores from any modified testing and credit policies that The College Board puts in place." Source.

Washington State University: "For the 2019-20 administration of College Board AP Exams, WSU will honor AP scores from any format of the exam offered and approved by College Board and we will honor the credits as listed on the WSU online AP chart. We will treat these exams and credits the same as we would in a normal AP administration. Please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@wsu.edu if you have any questions." Source.

Wayne State University: "We will be accepting the Advanced Placement (AP) scores from the online test with no changes in the scoring equivalents for credit.  We will be accepting the certificates that International Baccalaureate (IB) will be preparing and using the same equivalents for granting credit. There is no limit to the number of credit hours for AP or a combination of AP, IB, CLEP, and departmental credit by examination that may be used toward a WSU degree." Source.

Western Michigan University: "WMU will not penalize students who must take online AP tests this spring and will continue to award credit as we always have.  You may view our AP table online." Source.

Wheaton College (MA): "At Wheaton College we will continue to recognize the hard work and commitment our students displayed by challenging themselves in rigorous academic work and will continue to accept AP credit(s) as outlined by College Board." - Wanda Suriel, Senior Associate Director of Admission

Worcester Polytechnic Institute: "WPI’s Advanced Placement credit policy is https://www.wpi.edu/offices/registrar/policies-procedures/ap-credit. WPI faculty are evaluating the changes in exam administration for 2020 exams. Due to the shortened exam length, there will be topics that are not assessed in 2020 AP exams. The faculty will be reviewing these changes to ensure there aren’t content gaps in course equivalencies to ensure that students are successful in the WPI curriculum. The Dean of Undergraduate Studies wants to assure admitted and prospective students that there will be no change in our policy for the year and the faculty will work with students to be sure that they have the background they need to be successful at WPI." Source.

Yale University: AP policies on Acceleration Credits.

 

THE LIST OF SCHOOLS THAT CHANGED THEIR AP POLICY ON 2020 AP EXAMS OR UNDECIDED

Princeton University: "Princeton academic departments are reviewing their credit policies for Advanced Placement (AP) tests administered in May 2020 because changes in coverage and format could affect the relationship between these tests and the material covered and assessed in analogous Princeton courses. Our primary concern is that students be placed appropriately for success in our sequenced courses, and so some language and science departments will require incoming students to take a Princeton test to confirm course placement and credit. Other departments, including economics, English, and history, have determined there will be no change in the credit policies for tests in these areas. Provisional IB and A-level score reports for 2020 will be used for placement purposes only." Source.

 

 

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