Advanced Placement Credit

Advanced Placement (AP) credit is college credit students earn before they matriculate at (officially enter) Boston University, and may be applied toward the degree requirements as specified by the individual programs, schools, and colleges of Boston University.

To be eligible to receive AP credit, first-time freshmen must take the AP exam prior to matriculation at Boston University. To ensure accurate degree planning and effective advising, students should submit all scores before the first day of their first semester at Boston University. For transfer students, AP credit awarded by a prior institution will be reevaluated as part of the transfer credit evaluation process.

All students must submit official examination scores via the College Board. Please use BU’s College Entrance Examination Board code, 3087. Boston University reserves the right to change policy regarding AP credit without advance notice.

Complete details are available from BU Admissions’ Advanced Credit Guide.