Information for Incoming Freshmen regarding college credit earned while in high school
- Advanced Placement (AP) exams
- College-level courses
- International Baccalaureate (IB) courses
Advanced Placement (AP) exams
Students who have taken an Advanced Placement (AP) exam and scored a 4 or 5, may be exempt from taking a corresponding course(s) or granted college credit for an equivalent course at Baruch College. Please request an official score report from the College Board to be sent to code 2034. A list of Advanced Placement exams that Baruch College accepts can be found here.
Students who have completed college-level coursework offered by an accredited institution while in high school may be considered for transfer credit when grades of C or better are earned. Official college transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for proper evaluation and possible credit. Courses taken at any college within CUNY may be granted credit for any passing grade. CUNY transcripts do not need to be submitted; these transcripts can be retrieved internally.
International Baccalaureate (IB) courses
Baruch College will now award 30 credits to students who have completed an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma with a score of 30 or higher. Students who have received a score of 29 or less and did not complete a diploma will be awarded credit for high-level IB exams with scores of “5” or better. Students with the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma or exams must have the official transcript forwarded to Baruch’s Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Effective Spring 2018, Baruch College will award a maximum of 30 credits for any combination of AP exams, college-level courses, or IB credits.