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AP, IB and CLEP Credit

Students may receive credit through recognized exams, including AP, IB and CLEP exams. Once your AP, IB, and CLEP exam scores are posted, you need to review the exam equivalency information sheets below to know what courses your exams will fulfill. Pay close attention to necessary exam score minimums on each sheet. 


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get my exams to officially count for courses at Biola? 

You need to request the examination organizations (such as the College Board for AP exams) to send an official copy of exam scores directly to Biola University. Once your official scores are processed, your fulfilled credits will post to your Degree Audit on My Account. Note: Processing time could take up to three weeks once exam scores are released. 

What if I am registered for a Biola course that my exam will fulfill (e.g. I’m registered for ENGL 112 but I passed an AP English exam with a 3 or higher)? 

Please drop the already fulfilled course (e.g. ENGL 112) on My Account and replace it with another course listed on your Degree Requirement Sheet. You will not receive credit for both your passed exam and the duplicate Biola course.

Does my major require any specific AP scores?

Some majors have minimum AP scores requirements. Please read the Advanced Placement (AP) Information page thoroughly for information on major-specific AP scores. 

Questions regarding exam evaluations should be addressed to the Office of the Registrar at registrar.transfer@biola.edu.