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.

Exam credit counts toward the 16 unit transfer credit maximum allowed toward an undergraduate degree. Exam credit may apply as elective credit or toward a major/minor. Beginning with students matriculating in Fall 2018, exam credit may also apply toward the Core Requirements if equivalent to a core-fulfilling Puget Sound course.

Note: Students enrolling with freshman or sophomore standing (less than 15 units initially transferred) may complete up to four Core Areas via transfer credit; students enrolling with junior standing (15+ units) may complete up to five Core Areas via transfer credit.

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 of credit.

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

2018 AP Exam Policy (effective for Fall 2018 matriculants)

2017 AP Exam Policy (effective for Fall 2017 matriculants)

2016 AP Exam Policy (effective for Fall 2016 matriculants)

2015 AP Exam Policy (effective for Fall 2015 matriculants)