Advanced Credit Guide—2007/2008
About Advanced Credit
As a new student at Boston University, you may be eligible
for advanced credit based upon:
College courses completed during high school
or during the summer
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
International Baccalaureate Examinations
GCE Advanced-Level Examinations
French Baccalaureate Examinations
German Abitur Examinations
Italian Maturita Examinations
Swiss Maturity Examinations
Credit that you receive may be awarded toward:
General education requirements
Advanced credit offers flexibility, which can be helpful if you
Boston University Collaborative Degree Program
Combined BA/MA or BS/MS program
Students accepted into the Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical
or Dental Programs and the New Jersey Medical School
Seven-Year Program cannot receive advanced credit.
Advanced Placement Credit
Most programs at Boston University award credit for test
scores of 4 or 5 on most AP Examinations. For some
programs and exams, credit is awarded for a score of 3.
Students who enter the University during the 2007/2008
academic year will receive credit as outlined on the chart
beginning on the next page.
To receive Advanced Placement credit, official examination
scores must be submitted to Boston University by the
College Board. Boston University’s College Entrance
Examination Board code is 3087.
Credit For College Coursework
The curricula of the Schools and Colleges at
Boston University are structured around core courses in the
liberal arts. A liberal arts course will generally transfer if:
The course was completed at a regionally
accredited postsecondary institution.
The grade earned is C or better.
The content and depth of the course was
similar to a course offered at
Credit for professional courses will be transf