Pre-College Credit/AP/IB

A maximum of 24 semester hours for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO), and dual-enrollment programs will be awarded.  Pre-college credit is considered transfer credit and is included in the 60 semester hour total transfer limit.  A list of approved course equivalencies is available from the registrar’s office.

Credit for Advanced Placement (AP)
Students who earn a score of 4 or better on AP exams will be granted a minimum of three semester hours of credit.  Scores of 3 may satisfy some prerequisites with departmental approval.  All AP scores must be sent directly to Central College from the College Board (CEEB 6087).

Credit for International Baccalaureate (IB)
Students who earn a score of 4 or better on IB higher-level exams (subsidiary-level exams are not accepted) will be granted a minimum of three semester hours of credit for each subject area.  International Baccalaureate scores must be sent directly to Central College from International Baccalaureate. 

Credit for dual enrollment or PSEO
All dual enrollment or PSEO credit must be earned at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of “C” or better.  Grades and credit earned in pre-college courses are not included in the calculation of a student’s Central College cumulative or major grade point average.  Dual enrollment and PSEO work to be considered for credit must be submitted on an official transcript and mailed directly to Central College from the institution of record or delivered in a sealed envelope with the registrar’s signature across the seal.

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Accepted Advanced Placement Exams