High school students who take advanced placement (AP) courses are encouraged to take the CEEB (College Entrance Examination Board) advanced placement examinations and have their scores sent to the University of Saint Francis. The university grants college credit for CEEB examination scores of 3, 4 or 5 in accordance with the American Council on Education recommendation.
Students seeking AP credits are responsible for requesting the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send their AP exam scores to the Registrar’s office. No grade is assigned for courses in which the student is awarded advanced placement credit, and these courses are not included in the student’s grade point average. The student has the option of declining all or part of the advanced placement credit awards. In some cases, credit is awarded for a particular course offered at the university. In others, credit is awarded for general education credits in a specific area of study or as elective credit hours. Please note that some courses may not be counted toward a student’s major but will be transferred as elective credit.
The deadline to submit AP credit and have it posted on the USF transcript is the end of the add/drop period for the student’s first semester of attendance as a degree-seeking student. If AP credit is turned in past the deadline, no credit will be posted to the USF transcript and the course(s) will need to be taken at USF, if required for the degree.
Students with extenuating circumstances that prevent them from meeting the deadline to submit Dual credit, AP credit or Transfer credit may appeal the particular policy with the “Appeal for Adding AP, Dual, or Transfer Credit” form in Form Central on My Cougar Connection.