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Advanced Standing

We appreciate your achievements throughout your years of education by accepting credit for transfer and placing students in advanced standing. Here are some ways you can receive advanced standing at USciences.

AP Credits Accepted at University of the Sciences

You may qualify for advanced standing through the College Board’s Advanced Placement program. Please have your official AP scores sent from the College Board to the University of the Sciences Admission Office to be considered for advanced credit. If you are a member of the fall 2016 entering class, your AP credits must be awarded by September 9, 2016. To receive credit, the Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate (AP/IB) Action Form must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by the student prior to the end of the last day of the drop/add period of the first semester of enrollment at University of the Sciences.

Advanced Placement Course AP Exam Score for credit
Art History 4, 5
Biology 4, 5*
Calculus AB/BC 4, 5
Chemistry 4, 5
Chinese Language & Culture 4, 5
Computer Science A 4, 5
Computer Science Principles 4, 5
Comparative Government & Politics 4, 5
Environmental Science 4, 5‡
European History 4, 5
French Language & Culture
4, 5
German Language& Culture
4, 5
Human Geography 4, 5
Italian Language & Culture 4, 5
Japanese Language & Culture 4, 5
Latin 4, 5
Microeconomics 4, 5
Macroeconomics 4, 5
Music Theory 4, 5
Physics 1 & Physics 2 4, 5^+
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 4, 5^
Physics C: Mechanics 4, 5^
Psychology 4, 5
Spanish Language & Culture 4, 5
Spanish Literature & Culture 4, 5
Studio Art Portfolio 4, 5
US Government & Politics 4, 5
US History 4, 5
World History 4, 5
University of the Sciences does not award college credit for AP statistics.
* Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Science, Microbiology and Pharmacy majors require a score of 5 to receive AP credit
^ Physics majors are not eligible to receive college credit for AP physics courses.
+ Students must take both Physics 1 and Physics 2 to receive credit.
‡ Environmental Science majors are not eligible to receive college credit for AP environmental science (beginning with 2012 incoming class)

Advanced Standing through the International Baccalaureate Programme

You may qualify for advanced standing through the International Baccalaureate Programme (IB). IB examination results will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

  • Science and mathematics courses: Credit awarded with IB examination score of 6 or 7
  • Non-science courses: Credit awarded with IB examination scores of 5, 6, or 7

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), administered by the College Board, is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the United States. The CLEP examinations measure mastery of college-level introductory course content. The available subject areas include business, composition and literature, foreign languages, history and social sciences, and science and mathematics.

USciences only awards credit for examinations in the subject areas of business, composition and literature, foreign languages, and history and social sciences. A minimum score of 50 must be achieved on any individual subject test in order to receive credit. Examinations are scored on a scale of 20 to 80 with a 50 score being equivalent to a grade of C. Three credits will be awarded for each subject test with a score of 50 or more. Credit will not be awarded for science and mathematics subject tests.

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