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AP Credit at State Schools Vs. Ivy League

equilibrium442equilibrium442 Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
edited July 2012 in AP Tests Preparation
On Brown's website, it states that you cannot waive credits with AP scores, just get placed into different classes.

Is this the same for all Ivy Leagues? And is it the same at state schools such as UNH, URI, UMass, etc., or do they take the scores as credits? So it could potentially be possible to get rid of an entire semester?
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Replies to: AP Credit at State Schools Vs. Ivy League

  • Emily556Emily556 - Posts: 152 Junior Member
    yes, most ivy's wont take all APs or will only take them for placement or won't take them at all. however, most state schools will take them as credits, potentially allowing early graduation.
  • equilibrium442equilibrium442 Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    Okay, thank you. Just what I need to know!
  • Tennischick97Tennischick97 Registered User Posts: 222 Junior Member

    You can search any school and see the Ap's they accept and also what score you need for credit and placement.
  • equilibrium442equilibrium442 Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    ^ THANK YOU. That's so helpful!
  • sparklersmsparklersm Registered User Posts: 106 Junior Member
    I know for a fact that URI, UNH, and UMass give credit, based on friends I have at all of those schools. (all UMass)
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 71,707 Senior Member
    Note that AP scores can give any, all, or none of the following (depending on which AP and the college's policies):

    a. Credit units. (e.g. an AP score may give 4 credit units toward the 120 credit units needed to graduate)

    b. Subject credit. (e.g. AP calculus may allow fulfilling some sort of quantitative reasoning graduation requirement)

    c. Placement into more advanced courses. (e.g. AP calculus may allow starting in a more advanced math course than first semester freshman calculus)

    Public schools are more likely to give credit units generously, since each additional semester of attendance requires a state government subsidy if the student is in-state (in contrast to private schools which may prefer to keep tuition-paying students around longer). However, they may be less generous with subject credit or placement, in which case the credit units can only count as free elective credit units (as opposed to major or breadth requirements).
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