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Credit for AP or IB Exams

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.  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.

Find information about how scores are processed on the University registrar's website. Credit is assigned only upon Northwestern’s receipt of official score reports from the testing service. Northwestern begins assigning AP credit in August and IB credit in late August or early September. Check CAESAR before Wildcat Welcome to verify that the credit you expect to receive has posted.

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.