Credit Awarded by Examination

The Scholastic Committee awards credit for examinations through Advanced Placement (AP), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and special examinations arranged individually. Students must present a transcript from the agency where the credits originate. For special examinations, students meet with the Scholastic Committee executive staff to arrange the examinations.

The University of Minnesota has a systemwide policy for awarding credit by examination.

  • The minimum score for awarding AP credit is 3.
  • The minimum score for awarding IB credit is 5, or 4 if part of the diploma.
  • Scores on CLEP examinations follow national norms and vary by subject.

You may generate an APAS report that shows how credits by examination fulfill General Education categories.