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AP, IB, and College Credit

Advanced Placement Credit:

Providence College recognizes credit earned in the Advanced Placement (AP) program administered by the College Entrance Examination Board. Students who demonstrate superior performance on an Advanced Placement Examination (a score of 4 or 5) will typically be awarded equivalent credit for coursework at Providence College.

International Baccalaureate Program:

Providence College recognizes credit earned through the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, an internationally recognized curriculum and examination program. Of the two IB examination levels (Higher Level and Standard Level), the college only recognizes the Higher Level examinations for college credit where a score of 5, 6, or 7 has been achieved. Each successfully passed examination in the Higher Level of the IB program will earn three credits in a related subject area at the college. Official documentation of each successfully completed examination with the conditions above must be submitted to the Office of Admission prior to a student's matriculation at the college.

Earned College Credit:

Students who successfully complete dual enrollment courses at accredited institutions should submit an official college transcript to the Office of Admission by June 1.

Credit for dual enrollment courses is ordinarily not awarded for:

     (1) Courses that are required for high school graduation

     (2) Courses that are not taken on a college campus

     (3) Courses that are not taught by a full-time college instructor

The Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies reserves the right to determine whether courses taken from a college or university by incoming students while in high school may be accepted as transfer credits.

Final approval of dual enrollment course credits will be made by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies. Students who wish to obtain academic credit for dual enrollment courses should plan to meet with the dean during their first semester at Providence College.

Students who are granted Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or dual enrollment credit are still required to complete the college's full-time eight semester residency requirement.

For all of the specific policies on transferring credit to PC please visit the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies site or review our course catalog.

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