AP and IB credits
Catholic University accepts many AP and IB exams for credit. The AP Exam Credit Chart and the IB Exam Credit Chart outline the scores required to receive credit and the Catholic University courses credit that you receive. Many of these courses can count toward your major or satisfy Liberal Arts requirements, so you should submit the official score reports to Catholic University as soon as possible. If you are unsure if Catholic has received your scores, you can contact the transfer credit office.
If you have taken AP or IB exams, the courses you take in the fall may be affected by the credits you receive. Consult with your Academic and Career Advisor to determine a plan.
Dual Enrollment and Transfer Credit
If you completed college courses while in high school (dual enrollment courses), or have previous college experience, you will need to work with the transfer credit office to ensure that you will receive your credits. This process is not automatic, so begin it as soon as you can.
There are two parts of the transfer credit process:
- Determine what Catholic University course your course will come in as. Look at the Course Equivalencies by State webpage to see if a course has already been evaluated. If it has, proceed to step two. Otherwise, submit the syllabus of the course to the transfer credit office as soon as possible. The evaluation process takes some time, so the sooner you do this the better.
- Submit the official college transcript. The transfer credit office cannot post your credits until the official college transcript has been received. If you are unsure if they have your transcript, check with the transfer credit coordinator.
If you are transferring in any courses, your fall schedule may be affected by the credits you receive. Consult with your Academic and Career Advisor to determine a plan.