AP/IB/French Bacc/A-Level

Advanced Placement

Brandeis participates in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Qualifying scores necessary to receive credit are recommended by the academic departments to their school councils and administered by the Office of the University Registrar. Please download the AP chart (pdf) for specific information on each exam.

Students who receive qualifying scores and wish to apply for Brandeis course credit must contact the College Board and request that their scores be reported to Brandeis University. Brandeis' school code number is 3092.


International Baccalaureate

Brandeis recognizes the International Baccalaureate diploma and will award eight credits (two four-credit courses) for each higher level examination with a score of 5 or better, for a maximum of sixteen credits (four four-credit courses). Additional exams with scores of 5 or better can be awarded purpose credit. Requirement purpose credit has no numeric credit value. Please download the chart (pdf) for specific information on each exam.


A-Level Examinations

Brandeis recognizes the A-Level Examinations and will award eight credits (two, four-credit courses) for each subject with grades of A, B, or C, for a maximum of 16 credits (four, four-credit courses). Additional subjects with appropriate grades can be awarded requirement purpose credit. Purpose credit has no numeric value. If you expect to receive credit for university work covered by the credential, you should not take the corresponding course at Brandeis. Please download the chart (pdf) for specific information on each exam.


French Baccalaureate Examinations

Brandeis recognizes the French Baccalaureate Examinations and will award eight credits (two, four-credit courses) for each subject with grades of 14 or better, for a maximum of 16 credits (four, four-credit courses). Additional subjects with appropriate grades can be awarded requirement purpose credit. Purpose credit has no numeric value. If you expect to receive credit for university work covered by the credential, you should not take the corresponding course at Brandeis. Please download the chart (pdf) for specific information on each exam. 


How to Claim Your Exam Scores:

During the student's third semester at Brandeis, the student should come to the Office of the University Registrar to complete an AP, IB, A-Level or French Baccalaureate claim form. Students who apply exam credits to the Brandeis degree may not enroll in courses here or elsewhere that are regarded as equivalent without experiencing the revocation of the exam credit. Course equivalents are determined by the academic departments and posted by the Office of the University Registrar.

A maximum of 16 credits from these exams may be applied toward the overall 128 credits required for graduation. Additional exams (beyond those resulting in the 16 credits) can be used for placement purposes, general degree requirements and major/minor requirements as allowed by individual departments.

The awarding of exam credit is determined by the policies in effect during the student's entry year into Brandeis; students should consult the Bulletin for their year of entry.