Lafayette College Advanced Placement Credit

Lafayette participates in the Advanced Placement examination program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). Candidates interested in receiving course credit and placement in advanced classes should make sure that their official scores have been forwarded by the CEEB to Lafayette College. Lafayette cannot grant any AP credit without possession of the official AP score report.

For specific information, please visit the Office of the Registrar

If I don’t know my AP score yet, how do I make course selections?

Because AP scores are normally distributed in early July, you will need to make your course placement selection using your best judgment. If you have a strong background in the subject and feel that you did well on the AP exam, we encourage you to select the course that represents the higher level (e.g., I think I did well on the Calculus AB exam, so I am likely to receive credit for Math 161. I can now select Math 162 if it relates to my major or if I would like to take it). Please keep in mind that many upper level courses are not listed during the first-year registration process. Therefore, please be prepared to select the available (lower-level) course. After AP scores are received in July, the Office of the Registrar will send you official notification of any credit earned. At that time you may contact either the Registrar or Dean Morris about selecting an upper-level course.

International Baccalaureate Credit

The official results of the higher-level examination of the International Baccalaureate are considered for academic course credit at Lafayette College. Acceptable score levels for the IB program are 5 or higher in all subjects. Each department will determine the specific amount of credit, but in general credit awards follow the AP listing above. No credit is awarded for subsidiary-level examinations. The full IB diploma may qualify the holder for additional credit. If you have any questions regarding IB credit, please direct them to the Office of the Registrar.

Lafayette College does not award credit for the CLEP examination.