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AP Credit and Placement Policies for the Top 100 Schools

AP (Advanced Placement) courses offer high school students the opportunity to engage with college-level material and challenge their critical thinking skills. At the end of each course, students have the opportunity to take an AP exam and potentially earn college credit. Many colleges also use a student’s AP exam scores for placement into college courses.  

Below are the AP policies for 100 popular colleges and universities throughout the U.S. The table includes links to each school’s policy on the use of AP exam scores for placement, college credit, and AP credit equivalencies. The school’s policy will indicate how many college credits a student can earn based on the AP exam taken and score received. If a student plans to apply somewhere that is not on this list, they should check the school’s website for its AP policy.

School Uses APs for placement Uses APs for Credit AP Policy AP Credit Equivalencies
American University Yes Yes Link Link
Amherst College No No Link Link
Auburn University No Yes Link Link
Bates College No Yes Link Link
Baylor University Yes Yes Link Link
Binghamton University No Yes Link Link
Boston College Yes Yes Link Link
Boston University Yes Yes Link Link
Bowdoin College Yes Yes Link Link
Brandeis University No Yes Link Link
Brown University Yes No Link Link
Bucknell University Yes Yes Link Link
Caltech No No Link Link
Carleton College No Yes Link Link
Carnegie Mellon University Yes Yes Link Link
Case Western Reserve University Yes Yes Link Link
Claremont McKenna College No Yes Link Link
Clemson University Yes Yes Link Link
Colgate University Yes Yes Link Link
Colorado College Yes Yes Link Link
Colorado State University Yes Yes Link Link
Columbia University Yes Yes Link Link
Cornell University Yes Yes Link Link
Dartmouth College Yes Yes Link Link
Davidson College No Yes Link Link
Duke University No Yes Link Link
Elon University Yes Yes Link Link
Emory University No Yes Link Link
Fairfield University Yes Yes Link Link
Florida State University Yes Yes Link Link
Fordham University Yes Yes Link Link
Furman University No Yes Link Link
George Mason University Yes Yes Link Link
George Washington University No Yes Link Link
Georgetown University Yes Yes Link Link
Georgia State University No Yes Link Link
Georgia Tech Yes Yes Link Link
Harvard University Yes Yes Link Link
Harvey Mudd College No No Link Link
Haverford College No Yes Link Link
Indiana University Yes Yes Link Link
Johns Hopkins University Yes Yes Link Link
Lehigh University Yes Yes Link Link
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Yes Yes Link Link
Middlebury College No Yes Link Link
New York University No Yes Link Link
Northeastern University Yes Yes Link Link
Northwestern University Yes Yes Link Link
Notre Dame Yes Yes Link Link
Ohio State University Yes Yes Link Link
Oregon State University No Yes Link Link
Pepperdine University Yes Yes Link Link
Pomona College Yes Yes Link Link
Princeton University Yes Yes Link Link
Rice University Yes Yes Link Link
Scripps College No Yes Link Link
Smith College No Yes Link Link
Stanford University No Yes Link Link
Swarthmore College Yes Yes Link Link
Syracuse University Yes Yes Link Link
Texas Christian University Yes Yes Link Link
Tufts University Yes Yes Link Link
Tulane University Yes Yes Link Link
University of Alabama Yes Yes Link Link
University of California, Berkeley Yes Yes Link Link
University of California, Irvine Yes Yes Link Link
University of California, Los Angeles Yes Yes Link Link
University of California, San Diego No Yes Link Link
University of California, Santa Barbara Yes Yes Link Link
University of Chicago Yes Yes Link Link
University of Colorado – Boulder Yes Yes Link Link
University of Florida Yes Yes Link Link
University of Georgia Yes Yes Link Link
University of Miami Yes Yes Link Link
University of Michigan Yes Yes Link Link
University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) No Yes Link Link
University of North Carolina Yes Yes Link Link
University of Oregon Yes Yes Link Link
University of Pennsylvania Yes Yes Link Link
University of Richmond Yes Yes Link Link
University of Rochester Yes Yes Link Link
University of South Carolina Yes Yes Link Link
University of Southern California Yes Yes Link Link
University of Texas – Austin Yes Yes Link Link
University of Virginia Yes Yes Link Link
University of Washington Yes Yes Link Link
University of Wisconsin Yes Yes Link Link
Vanderbilt University Yes Yes Link Link
Vassar College Yes Yes Link Link
Villanova University Yes Yes Link Link
Virginia Tech Yes Yes Link Link
Wake Forest University Yes Yes Link Link
Washington and Lee University No Yes Link Link
Washington State University Yes Yes Link Link
Washington University in St Louis Yes Yes Link Link
Wellesley College Yes Yes Link Link
Wesleyan College Yes Yes Link Link
William & Mary Yes Yes Link Link
Williams College Yes Yes Link Link
Yale University Yes Yes Link Link

Source: Common Data Set


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