University of Richmond Credit By Examination Policy as of March 2006
Please note: This policy applies to the undergraduate divisions of the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business, and the School of
Leadership Studies only. The School of Continuing Studies policy on Credit by Examination may vary.
Office of the University Registrar
The University of Richmond offers several credit by examination options. A maximum of 30 semester hours of credit by
examination may be applied to a degree program and credit will not be awarded for the same course more than once. Credit
earned by examination may be used to satisfy requirements in the same manner as the college courses, which the tests replace,
or as the academic department concerned might specify. Like transfer work, credit earned by examination will not be used in
the calculation of a student’s grade point average and exam results are not listed on the University of Richmond transcript.
Exemption from a course based on an examination score will meet an individual requirement but will not be eligible for the
transfer of credit. Please refer to the Undergraduate Academic Catalog for more information on specific requirements. Please
note that this Credit by Examination Policy is effective as of March 2006 and is subject to change.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM (AP)
The following list includes the AP examinations, scores for which the University of Richmond offers the transfer of credit or
exemption, the equivalent course, and the requirement applied. Official AP scores must be sent directly from the College Board
to the University of Richmond (college code 5569) before credit may be applied towards a program of study. Additional
information about AP exams may be found on the College Board web site: