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Advanced standing and university credit may be awarded to students who complete college-level work while still in high school. The university awards credit based on AP exam scores, IB exam scores for certificates and diplomas, GCE exam scores, and CLEP exam scores.
University elective credit is awarded to students with official score reports of three or higher on any Advanced Placement (AP) exam. In some cases, credit will go toward major or general education requirements. See the Advanced Placement articulation chart (PDF) to see if credit applies. You should designate UB (SUNY Center Buffalo/School Code 2925) at the time you take the exam or if you later request that AP scores be sent to UB.
Students who have completed an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma with a score of 30 will be awarded 30 credits (maximum) toward their degree and, in some cases, toward major or general education requirements. Students with a score of 29 or less—or those who did not complete a diploma—are guaranteed credit for higher-level exams with scores of five or higher. This credit will apply toward their degree and, in some cases, toward major or general education requirements. See the International Baccalaureate articulation chart (PDF) to see if credit applies. For more information, contact Student Advising Services 716-645-6013.
General Certificate of Education
General Certificate of Education (GCE) exams with a grade of “E” or better, at the Advanced level or Advanced Subsidiary level, will guarantee students elective credit for use toward their UB degree, and in some cases, toward major or general education requirements. See the General Certificate of Education articulation chart (PDF) to see if credit applies.
College Level Examination Program
Students who earn the minimum required score on a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam, as determined by UB and listed on the CLEP exam chart, will be awarded elective or articulated credit toward their degree based on approved articulation. See the College Level Examination Program articulation chart (PDF) to see if credit applies.
Last updated: January 12, 2015 4:16 pm EST