Information for incoming Freshmen regarding college credit earned while in high school
- Advanced Placement (AP) exams
- College-level courses
- International Baccalaureate (IB) courses
Advanced Placement (AP) exams
Students who have taken an Advanced Placement (AP) exam and scored a 4 or 5, may be exempt from taking a corresponding course(s) or granted college credit for an equivalent course at Baruch College. Effective Fall 2018, students who receive a score of 3 on any AP exam will be granted elective credit only.
Students who have completed college-level coursework offered by an accredited institution while in high school may be considered for transfer credit when grades of C or better are earned. Official college transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for proper evaluation and possible credit. Courses taken at any college within CUNY may be granted credit for any passing grade. CUNY transcripts do not need to be submitted; these transcripts can be retrieved internally.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College is currently closed for the foreseeable future. In order for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to evaluate your College Now courses, we strongly advise you to ask your college(S) to send a PDF of your transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org. As long as it is coming from an official college email account, we will consider this an official transcript. Otherwise, if a paper transcript is sent by postal mail, we will not be able to receive it until the offices are opened again. This may not be for weeks. The sooner we get your transcript, the sooner we can evaluate it.
International Baccalaureate Courses
Baruch College will now award 30 credits to students who have completed an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma with a score of 30 or higher. Students who have received a score of 29 or less and did not complete a diploma will be awarded credit for high-level IB exams with scores of ‘5’ or better. Students with the IB diploma or exams must have the official transcript forwarded to Baruch’s Undergraduate Admissions Office.