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Credit by Examination

Advanced Placement

For AP credit to be considered, we must receive your scores directly from the College Board. Ohio University awards credit for any AP exam in which a score of 3 or higher is earned. The link below will take you to a chart detailing the test scores currently accepted for credit. Please note that these evaluations are subject to change by decision of the faculty or state policy. For art studio, specific course credit may be awarded by presenting a portfolio of 6 -10 high quality digital images to the faculty for review. For art studio course credit consideration, send your digital portfolio to

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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Subject to approval by the appropriate department in each case, Ohio University will allow credit for satisfactory performance on the CLEP subject matter examinations, provided you take the examinations before you formally enroll in the university. The university does not award credit for scores achieved on the CLEP general examinations.

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International Baccalaureate (IB)

Ohio University will consider awarding up to nine semester hours of credit for each IB higher level examination graded 5 or above. Credit is not awarded for subsidiary examinations. An official score report of results received is required for credit consideration. A copy of the exam syllabi will also be required.

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Excelsior College Examinations (ECE)

Ohio University will award credit for nursing-based Excelsior College Examinations (ECE) where a grade of A, B, or C is earned. In order to receive credit, the student must be enrolled in one of OHIO's nursing programs. The credit awarded is based on recommendations made by the American Council on Education (ACE). Only ECE exams that are backed by ACE recommendations will carry transferable credit. In most cases, the equivalent coursework will be general in nature and will not satisfy specific course requirements.

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Project Lead the Way

Ohio University will grant college level credit for secondary school students from certified Project Lead the Way (PLTW) schools who satisfy the necessary requirements.

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Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level (A-Level)

Students who have successfully completed Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced Levels (A-Levels) in a British-based curriculum may receive credit based on their exam results. Ohio University considers awarding up to nine semester hours of credit for each A-level examination with a grade of D or higher. Up to four semester hours of credit may be considered for Advanced Subsidiary exams on a course-by-course basis. An official score report and copy of the exam syllabi are required to consider credit transfer.