Advanced Placement Examination Policy

The University of Puget Sound may grant lower division credit for a student's results on an Advanced Placement (AP) Examination. The university's goal in granting credit for AP Exams is to award students a fair amount of credit for their advanced study in high school; to ensure that students are placed in the next appropriate course, should they continue to study in that discipline; and to direct students into courses that will supplement their academic achievement in high school. Students will not be allowed more than a total of 8 units based on AP results. Additionally, AP results may not be applied to university core requirements. Students with both IB and Advanced Placement (AP) examination results will be allowed a combined maximum of 8 units.

Note: A student who earns exemption from a Puget Sound course who also takes that course (or a course preparatory to the exempted course) is subject to a revision of the original AP evaluation and a possible reduction or credit.

Use the link below to view the details regarding specific grade requirements, credit awards, and course exemptions for each examination.

AP Exam Policy (effective Fall 2017 for May 2017 examinations)