MaconCatalog : Entering The University : Advanced Placement, CLEP, and IB Credit
Advanced Placement, CLEP, and IB Credit
Advanced Placement, College Level Examination Program, and International Baccalaureate Credit
Students who take Advanced Placement (AP) courses at the high school level and complete the examination administrated by the Educational Testing Service are awarded credit based on the score and course equivalent(s) as determined by the appropriate Mercer academic department for each exam. No credit may be awarded for scores of 1 or 2. Applicants should request an official score report from The College Board be sent to the Office of the Registrar.
Credit is also awarded for examinations administered by the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Credit is awarded for scores at the 50th percentile or higher on the general and/or subject exams.
CLEP credit will not be awarded if a student has already taken the equivalent college-level course.
The International Baccalaureate Program is an internationally recognized curriculum that is taught at numerous high schools in the United States, Canada, and other countries. Mercer awards credit for scores of 5, 6, or 7 on the Higher Level examinations of the International Baccalaureate Program. Score reports should be included with the student’s final high school transcripts or provided by the International Baccalaureate Office.
Students may not receive more than a total of 32 semester hours of credit from any or all of these sources.