Advanced Placement (AP) tests

Many high schools offer Advanced Placement courses through the auspices of the College Board for possible college credit. By enrolling in such courses during high school and taking Advanced Placement Tests at the end of each course, high school students may earn undergraduate credits in a number of different academic areas.

  • Credits earned by taking AP tests are included in the total credits completed, but are not assigned a grade and do not count in the quality point ratio, class standing, or graduation with honors calculations.
  • Students obtaining an Advanced Placement (AP) exam score of 3 or above will be awarded the aligned course(s) and credits for the AP exam area(s) successfully completed.
  • Additional courses or credits may be available when a score of 4 or 5 is obtained. Award of credit for higher score values varies depending on the institution and academic discipline.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The University of Akron recognizes the academic quality of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and the efforts of students enrolled in IB coursework by awarding advanced-standing credit for the completion of the IB Diploma.

  • Higher level examination scores are considered for departmental credit in the areas of French, Spanish, German, Geography, Latin, Greek, Economics, Chemistry, History, English, Social Anthropology, Mathematics, Music and Physics.
  • Although minimum scores for the awarding of credit may vary by subject area, generally scores of four or five are sufficient.
  • No credit is awarded for IB Subsidiary examinations, with the exception of some foreign languages.

Credits from other advanced curricula such as A-Levels, Arbitur, etc. will be considered also.

Please email or call +1 330-972-4930 for more information.



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International Recruitment
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-4711

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