College Credits Earned Prior to Graduation from High School
A maximum of 32 credits may be counted toward the 128 required for a Bachelor’s degree for credits resulting from satisfactory Advanced Placement Examinations, International Baccalaureate scores, British A-Level Exams, or college-level courses including those completed as part of a combined degree program leading to a High School diploma and an Associate degree.
Advanced Placement Credit (AP)
Credit will be granted only for scores of 4 or 5 on Advanced Placement exams. On the Calculus BC exam a student who scores a 3 will receive 4 Drew credits. Further details of how AP credits are assigned are available online.
Students need to have an official copy of their AP scores sent to the Registrar’s Office in order to have them transferred to Drew for credit. A student can contact the College Board to request that the scores be sent.
International Baccalaureate Courses
International Baccalaureate courses (IB) are reviewed on an individual course by course basis and are awarded according to the guidelines below up to a max of 32 credits.
Higher Level IB courses (HL) – Students with a score of 5 or above will be awarded 8 Drew credits up to a maximum of 32 credits.
Standard Level IB courses (SL) – Students with a score of 5 or above will be awarded 4 Drew credits up to a maximum of 32 credits.
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Students who earned a grade of A*, A, or B on a British Advanced Level (A-Level) exam will be granted 4 Drew credits, up to a maximum of 32 credits.
Students who earned a grade of a C on a British Advanced Level exam in 2010 or before will be granted 4 Drew credits, grades of C thereafter will not earn Drew credit.
Credit is awarded for successful scores on A-Level examinations only, not on O-Levels (ordinary level) or AS-level (Advanced Subsidiary) examinations.
No credit may be granted for English language examinations or the general paper.
Drew departments have the discretion to grant up to 8 credits per appropriate A-level score in cases where the content coverage of the A-level exam so warrants.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Drew University grants credit and exemption for all CLEP subject area exams and the mathematics general exam. No other general exams are accepted.
Students must earn a minimum score of 65 and above and take the exam(s) prior to matriculation to Drew.
Official scores must be submitted to Drew and will be reviewed by the subject area department for articulation and credit.
College-level courses taken prior to graduation from high school
In order to receive credit for college-level courses taken prior to graduation from high school, students must complete the Request for College Credit Form and submit it to the Registrar’s office for a review of your credits. The form may be found online and must be approved in order for the student to receive credit.
Note that in order to receive credit for college-level courses taken prior to graduation from high school, the course must be listed on an official transcript from an institution that has been accredited by a body duly recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
The course must be comparable to those listed in the current Drew University College of Liberal Arts catalog.
A grade of C- or better must have been earned in the course.