There are a number of ways to earn advanced placement units at Boston College including qualifying scores on College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exams, International Baccalaureate exams, British A Level exams, French Baccalaureate exams, as well as results from the German Abitur, and the Swiss Maturité and Italian Maturità. Official results from all testing should be sent to the Office of Transfer Admission for evaluation. Qualifying scores will be assigned advanced placement units as outlined in the tabs below.
Does Boston College offer credit for AP courses?
You may use qualifying AP exam scores of 4 or 5 to fulfill University Core requirements. You will still be required to take the full 120 credits necessary for graduation unless you have the equivalency of 24 AP credits, in which case you may qualify for advanced standing and would be eligible to graduate from Boston College in 3 years.
Does Boston College offer credit for IB courses?
Scores of 6 or 7 on Higher Level exams will earn advanced placement units and will generally satisfy a University core requirement. You will still be required to take the full 120 credits necessary for graduation, unless you have the equivalency of 24 credits, in which case you may qualify for advanced standing and would be eligible to graduate from Boston College in 3 years.
Does Boston College offer credit for college courses I took in high school?
Advanced placement units can be earned for college courses taken during high school according to the following guidelines:
Students enrolled in courses designated as “college courses” that are taken at the high school with a high school teacher may only earn advanced placement units if corresponding College Board AP exams are taken and qualifying scores are earned. A college transcript alone cannot be used to earn advanced placement units for these courses.
College coursework taken on a college campus with a college professor and with other college students either during the academic year or over the summer may be evaluated for advanced placement units. Only courses that are deemed equal in depth and breadth to coursework taught at Boston College and are being used to supplement high school coursework (and not to fulfill high school requirements) will be considered.
Each 3- or 4-credit course with a grade of B or better will earn 3 advanced placement units. College transcripts for these courses should be submitted to the Office of Transfer Admission by August 1. Students who enroll at a local college to satisfy high school graduation requirements are not eligible for advanced placement units unless they take the corresponding College Board AP exams and earn qualifying scores.