AP, IB and Cambridge Exams

COVID-19 Update (April 20, 2020)

Seattle University will continue to accept AP, IB, Cambridge and other testing scores with the new virtual testing format that has been established.

All past Seattle U policies regarding AP/IB/Cambridge etc. scores will remain in place until further notice. Updates will be made accordingly.

If you have any questions, contact your Admissions Counselor.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced placement in courses may be obtained through the Advanced Placement exams administered by the College Entrance Examination Board. College credit can be granted if the test scores earned meet Seattle University requirements.  Official examination results must be sent from the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) to the Office of the Registrar. Credit for advanced placement courses may not exceed 45 credits. 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Seattle University credits awarded for IB examinations are not considered to be transfer credits.  In general, students with "higher level" (HL) and limited "standard leve" (SL) courses and examinations have been deemed to be eligible for course credit and advance standing with scores of 5, 6, or 7. Credits are awards with the official IB Exam Diploma for a maximum of 45 credits. 

Cambridge Exams (A-Level)

Seattle University awards credit for A-Levels with the score of “C” or higher. The maximum credit granted cannot exceed 45 and no credit is given for first language tests of foreign language (example: a first language German speaker will not be granted credit for German as a foreign language A-Level). Credit is granted once we have the official Cambridge Exam Certificate, not from another school's transcript.