Understanding AP/IB Credit

Did you take one or more AP or IB exams?  If so, you may receive Northwestern credit for your scores and/or be able to skip introductory courses in some sequences.  To ensure that that happens smoothly, please do the following:

IB results should be requested by July 15; requests for AP reports should be made by August 1. If your AP/IB test scores qualify, you may be awarded credits toward your Northwestern degree. Information about how scores are processed is at www.registrar.northwestern.edu/registration-graduation/transfer-and-test-credit/index.html. See your school’s website to learn how AP/IB credits can apply toward your degree. Credit is awarded only upon Northwestern’s receipt of official score reports from the testing service. Bring a paper copy of your scores to use in advising sessions this fall.


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