How Credits Transfer
CUNY College Credits
Admitted students who earned college credit through a CUNY college do not need to request an official transcript.
Please email the Undergraduate Admissions Office your request to have a credit evaluation. Include the following in your email: your name, CUNYfirst ID or date of birth, and CUNY college where the course(s) were taken.
We will retrieve your CUNY transcript and evaluate your college courses.
After your prior CUNY coursework has been evaluated, your CUNYfirst account will be updated with the transfer credit and you will be notified via email.
Non-CUNY College-level courses
Admitted students who have completed college-level coursework offered by an accredited institution may be considered for credit with grades of C or better. Official college transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for proper evaluation and possible credit.
In order for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to evaluate your college courses, we strongly advise you to ask your college(s) to send a PDF of your transcript to:
Transcripts received from a college email account will be considered official. The sooner we get your transcript, the sooner we can evaluate it.
Admitted students will be awarded credit for the following standardized examinations. See below for information on the qualifying scores and the transfer credits awarded for prior learning.
In order for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to evaluate your prior learning credits, we strongly advise you to submit transcripts/score reports to:
- 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.
- Please request an official score report from the College Board to be sent to code 2950.
- A list of Advanced Placement exams that Baruch College accepts can be found here.
- Baruch College will now award up to 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.
A list of IB exams that Baruch College accepts can be found here.
- CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) was developed by the College Board to provide students the opportunity to earn college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom.
- Students who receive the minimum score or better on a CLEP exam are eligible to receive credit for prior learning.
- A list of CLEP exams that Baruch College accepts can be found here.
- The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma is an international curriculum and examination system that emphasizes the value of broad and balanced study.
- A list of AICE exams that Baruch College accepts can be found here.
- DLIFLC is a multi-service school for active and reserve components, foreign military students, and civilian personnel working in the federal government and various law enforcement agencies.
- Credits shall be awarded for minimum score of 3 on DLPT exams.
- A list of DLPT exams that Baruch College accepts can be found here.
- DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) Credit-by-Exam Program gives students the opportunity to receive college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom.
- A list of DSST exams that Baruch College accepts can be found here.
- UEXCEL exam gives students the opportunity to receive credit for a variety of approved learning accomplishments, from courses and college-level exams to professional and military training, health care credentials, and industry certifications.
- A list of UEXCEL exams that Baruch College accepts can be found here.
- The Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) is designed to provide certification of the academic, vocational and technical achievement of students in the Caribbean who, having completed a minimum of five years of secondary education, wish to further their studies.
- The examinations address the skills and knowledge acquired by students under a flexible and articulated system where subjects are organized in one-Unit or two-Unit courses with each Unit containing three Modules.
- A list of CAPE exams that Baruch College accepts can be found here.
- General Certificate of Education it comprises of many different courses that cover the entire spectrum of branches and specializations that a prospective student chooses to follow and, depending on their level, are divided into O-Level (Ordinary Level), AS-Level (Advanced Subsidiary Level) and A- Level (Advanced Level).
- A list of GCEA exams that Baruch College accepts can be found here.