PURPOSE: To obtain credit for Advanced Placement (AP) tests or for work in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program

WHEN: At the time of matriculation. Students may not receive credit for AP or CLEP taken after entering college. College courses taken elsewhere after CUA matriculation are transfer courses: see Transfer Course Evaluation.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT:

STANDARDS for AP Test Credit:
(1) An official score report must be received from the College Board;
(2) Minimum score requirements and amount of credit for particular scores are determined by CUA departments; some departments do not award credit for particular AP tests. (Contact Ms. Galindo at Galindo@cua.edu in the Undergraduate Office, McMahon 107, for information.)

PROCEDURE:  When entering CUA, arrange for an official report of AP scores to be sent to the university from the College Board.  The School Code for CUA is 5104.

COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP)

CLEP exams allow students to test their mastery of college-level material in introductory subjects and earn college credit.  CLEP exams must be taken prior to college entrance and the scores must be sent directly to CUA by the College Board.  Minimum score requirements and amount of credit for particular scores are determined by CUA departments; some departments do not award credit for particular CLEP tests.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE:

Minimum score requirements and amount of credit for particular scores are determined by CUA departments; some departments do not award credit for particular IB tests. (Current IB credit guidelines)

FURTHER INFORMATION: Undergraduate Office, McMahon 107