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AP Scores, IB Credit & International Exams

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Information as of May 19, 2017

General Information

Santa Clara participates in the Advanced Placement (AP) Program, International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, and University of Cambridge International Examinations to recognize college-level academic achievement prior to matriculation and to encourage students to pursue advanced studies in their areas of interest. Credit or placement is determined by the appropriate department based on review of the student's test scores, sometimes in the context of supplemental departmental examinations. Students will be notified of credit upon matriculation at Santa Clara.

AP Scores

If you took an Advanced Placement (AP) Exam, a score of 4 or 5 in some subjects warrants Santa Clara credit. Therefore, it is important for you to know your exam scores for academic planning during Orientation. Only some Core Curriculum requirements can be satisfied with AP test credit: Second Language, Mathematics, Natural Science, and Social Science.

For your scores to be posted to your academic transcript, you will need to order a copy of your scores to be sent to:

Office of the Registrar
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Click here to learn more about how to obtain your scores.


Prior to your Orientation session.


Contact: Office of the Registrar, 408-554-4331