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Advanced Placement (AP)

Scores & Credit: No credit is awarded for a score lower than 3, but individual subjects often require a higher minimum score.

Official Documentation: Official score reports must be sent from College Board to UD. To order AP score reports, contact College Board at 866-444-5460 or via the website http://www.collegeboard.com. The University of Delaware's 4-digit college code is 5811.

Timing: College Board will send the official scores for May exams in mid-to-late-July. Scores will post approximately 4-8 weeks after sent. Due to high volume, we are unable to confirm when individual scores have arrived at UD. We strongly encourage newly accepted Fall Semester freshmen to bring a screenshot (unofficial) copy of their AP scores to New Student Orientation. Review your scores with your advisor, and use the chart below to determine whether your AP courses will earn credit at UD.

UD Advanced Placement (AP) Equivalency Chart: Fall 2022 / Spring 2023

Policy on AP Exam & College Dual Credit: Students that undertake a course experience via high school/college programs cannot receive both transfer and test credit for the same coursework. In those cases, UD recognizes the college transfer work and does not award the AP credit.


British GCE A-Levels (AS and A Levels)

Grades & Credit: Credit is awarded for grades A through E, but individual subjects often require a higher minimum score. If both A Subsidiary (AS) and A Level (A2) exams are passed in the same subject, credit is given only for the A2 exam.

Official Documentation: Students must present the official GCE certificate(s) to the Registrar's Office, by appointment. Upon verification, a copy will be made for the university's files and the original certificate(s) returned to the student.

UD Equivalency: Courses are reviewed individually, as content can differ depending on which company offers the A-Level course. Be prepared to share your course syllabi with the Registrar’s Office when you meet to review your official GCE.


Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)

Grades & Credit: Credit is awarded for grades of 1, 2 and 3, with all grades earning the same credit. Each unit is normally equivalent to the credit of one UD course.

Official Documentation: Students must present the official CAPE certificate(s) to the Registrar's transfer credit office, by appointment. Upon verification, a copy will be made for the university's files and the original certificate(s) returned to the student.

Policy on CAPE & College Dual Credit: Credit is awarded solely on the basis of the CAPE examination certificates.

UD Equivalency: Courses are reviewed individually, as content can change frequently. Be prepared to share your course syllabi with the Registrar’s Office when you meet to review your official CAPE certificate.


College Level Exam Program (CLEP)

Grades & Credit: No credit is awarded for a score lower than 50, but individual subjects often require a higher minimum score. If you took a CLEP exam before 2020, or are a current student planning to take CLEP while already earning your UD degree, this will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please email your name, UDID, CLEP exam (or course details) and an explanation of your request to transfercredit@udel.edu.

Official Documentation: Official score reports must be sent from College Board to UD. To order CLEP score reports, contact CLEP/College Board at 800-257-9558 or via the website http://www.collegeboard.com.The University of Delaware's 4-digit college code is 8167.

UD Equivalency: Fall 2022 / Spring 2023


French Classe Preparatoire aux Grandes Écoles (CPGE)

Grades & Credit: Credit is awarded for subjects applicable to UD's curriculum. Not all subjects may be accepted. Grades and credits will be converted to U.S. scales.

Official Documentation: Send an official transcript of the CPGE courses to IERF, UD’s partner for international credential evaluations. Visit this UD page on IERF's website for instructions (how to request a Standard Application with Detail Report, and where to mail your documents). Also view this video for more information. Ask IERF to send your credential evaluation directly to the University of Delaware.

UD Equivalency: Preliminary evaluation of coursework is as elective transfer credit (166T courses). We encourage you to follow the steps outlined in How to Transfer Credits to UD, sending officially translated English-language syllabi to UD departments to review.


International Baccalaureate (IB)

Grades & Credit: Credit is awarded for Higher Level exams only. No credit is given for a grade lower than 4, but individual subjects may require a higher minimum grade. A maximum of 1 year (normally 2 introductory courses) of credit may be given in a subject.

Official Documentation: Official IB transcripts are sent directly to the University in late-July or early-August, and credits will post in the following weeks.

UD Equivalency: Fall 2022 / Spring 2023