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AP, CLEP, IB & CIE Information

Increasing numbers of students complete college-level studies while still in secondary school, through the Advanced Placement program of the College Board and CLEP examinations.

Advanced Placement

UMass Dartmouth awards advanced placement and/or college credit for AP examination scores of 3 or higher (with one exception: Psychology requires a 4 or 5) in most AP fields. In order to receive credit for AP courses, have your examination results sent to:

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA  02747-2300

Advanced Placement Exam Information

To obtain copies of AP scores previously earned, contact:

AP Services
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Phone: 609.771.7300 or 888.225.5427 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada)

CLEP Examinations

The equivalency of CLEP examinations to this university’s courses are determined by the department that teaches that subject matter. CLEP credits may not be used to duplicate or replace credits for coursework taken here or elsewhere.  We advise current students to consult the equivalency tables and their advisor before deciding to take CLEP tests.

CLEP credits are defined as transfer credits and will not be reflected in an individual’s grade point average. No more than 30 credits earned by CLEP Examination may be used to satisfy degree requirements.

Two types of CLEP examinations are offered:

  • Subject Examinations: One semester’s course credits (usually 3) or two semesters’ course credits (usually 6) may be awarded for a score at or above 50, as reported on the CLEP score report. Such credits are generally used to satisfy university distribution requirements or may be used as elective credits. We do not accept all CLEP Subject Examinations for credit.
  • General Examinations: Credit is not awarded at UMass Dartmouth for the CLEP General Examinations.

Clep Exam Information

IB Credit

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program: The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth recognizes the IB Diploma Program and awards special consideration for students presenting IB credentials on an individual basis. Students who complete the IB Diploma Program and the IB examination(s) are eligible to receive credit and advanced placement standing. Diplomas should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the testing agency, as well as a copy of the exam certificate with exam scores. Students may earn transfer credit for Higher Level exams in which they score between 4 -7. Depending on the subject, students may earn between 6-8 credits per exam. The area of general education and number of credits will be determined by the courses taken. The awarding of credit may change at the discretion of the University.

IB Exam Information

Cambridge International Examinations

UMass Dartmouth recognizes Cambridge International A Levels for matriculation purposes. Advanced credit is given for A Levels on a case by case basis at the discretion of the University. Students will need to send the provisional statement of results as well as certifying statement to UMass Dartmouth via official request to Cambridge International Examinations at

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