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Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

If you are currently enrolled in AP classes at your high school and are planning on taking an AP exam(s), or have previously completed an AP exam(s), you may be eligible to receive college-level credit. Please review the AP award list to determine the examination score needed to obtain college-level credit and to learn about course equivalency.

To Receive Credit

Benedictine University must receive an official score report from College Board.  To request an official score report, click here apstudent.collegeboard.org. Benedictine University college code: 1707

After an evaluation of your coursework, you will be notified of the process to have credit posted onto your academic record. A nonrefundable posting fee of $10 per credit hour will be charged to your account. AP awarded credit is part of the External Credit Program. A maximum of 30 credit hours earned through any one, or combination of, external credit programs may be applied with the approval of the University toward the 120 credit hours required for a bachelor’s degree. For additional information, please contact an advisor or review the University Catalog.

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit Awards 2021-2022

Students entering Benedictine University Fall 2021 may be eligible for AP exam credit under the following award structure:

Download a pdf copy of the 2021-2022 AP Award Structure

2021-2022 AP Award Structure-1

2021-2022 AP Award Structure-2

2021-2022 AP Award Structure-3

Benedictine University must receive an official score report from College Board for credit consideration. College Board school code for Benedictine University: 1707

Advanced Placement (AP) credit is part of the External Credit Program at Benedictine University. A maximum of 30 semester credit hours earned through any one or a combination of external credit programs may be applied with the approval of the University toward the 120 semester credit hours required for the bachelor's degree. AP credit cannot be used to satisfy degree residency requirements. For additional information, please contact an advisor or refer to the External Credit policy in the Undergraduate Catalog.

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① Course does not award GECC co-curricular designation. An additional co-curricular course is required for graduation.

② BIOL-2299 required for Biological Sciences majors.

③ Scholars program students may be eligible for alternative credit.

④ Even if a score qualifies for AP credit in Foreign Language, there may be an alternative way of receiving credit. Students planning to pursue additional foreign language courses (or a major/minor) should discuss with their advisor or the Department of Languages and Literature before any external credit (AP, CLEP, or IB) is posted.

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Questions? We're here to help!

Email us at creditevaluation@ben.edu or submit the form below and receive a reply from a transfer credit evaluator within one business day.