Loyola University Maryland

Academic Advising and Support Center

AP IB and College Courses

Advanced Placement Exams

Loyola awards credit for appropriate performance on the Advanced Placement (AP) tests administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). In order to qualify for credit based on AP tests, students must have the scores sent directly to Loyola from ETS. Each academic department at Loyola determines the qualifying scores and the amount of credit awarded for its discipline. Please reference this AP score chart as a guide to determine which courses you may receive credit for. A maximum of one year of credit may be earned through examination. 

Loyola typically receives AP scores in late July.  Students will be notified in writing (via Loyola email) by the Academic Advising and Support Center whether or not credit has been awarded.

International Baccalaureate Credit

Loyola Awards credit for high-level IB courses in which a grade of six or seven is earned. Upon receipt of official notification of these scores, the AASC will work with the appropriate academic department to determine which, if any, credit should be awarded. A maximum of one year of credit may be earned through examination. 

Transfer Credit from High School

College-level work done prior to high school graduation will be reviewed for transfer credit eligibility upon receipt of the following documents:

  • an official, seal-bearing transcript from a regionally accredited college/university, indicating the credits received for the course and that the grade earned is a C or above; and
  • if needed to determine transferability, an official course description and/or syllabus detailing course outcomes.


Each supporting document is to be sent to the Academic Advising and Support Center.