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Course Credits By Examination

The course credits-by-examination program grants college credit to students who have completed college-level course work while still in high school, as well as those students with high achievement scores on proficiency exams. Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), and Cambridge Advanced Level (A-Level) Exams are the proficiency exams recognized by Buffalo State for college credit.

Recognized Exams

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Cambridge Advanced Level (A-Level) 

Credits

Buffalo State undergraduate students may receive a maximum of 30 semester hours of credit and, with departmental approval, may receive up to a maximum of 12 semester hours of credit toward a major program via proficiency examinations.

Submitting Your Scores

Official AP transcripts are required to receive college credit. Call 1-888-CALL-4-AP to have your AP credits transferred and use our CEEB code (2533). A score of 3 or higher will earn college credit. Credits awarded may range from 3-6 credit hours. 

AP Equivalency Table (PDF)
 

Official IB transcripts are required to receive college credit. You can transfer credits via an online process or call 1-212-696-4464. A score of 4 or higher will earn college credit. Credits awarded may range from 3-4 credit hours and varies per course and level.

Official CLEP transcripts are required to receive college credit. Call 1-800-257-9558 to have your CLEP credits transferred and use our CEEB code (2533).

CLEP Equivalency Table (PDF)

Official Cambridge A-Level transcripts are required. A-level examinations with grades of D or better, submitted as official score reports at the Advanced Level or Advanced Subsidiary Level will be reviewed for college credit. 

Cambridge Advanced Level (A-Level) Exams (PDF)

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A Note About AP, IB, CLEP, A-Levels, and College Credit

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  1. Official reports sent to your home:
    The envelope from the reporting agency must be sealed when you bring it to the Admissions Office.

    Reviewing your report:
    Upon review of your report, Buffalo State will record the approved credits on your Buffalo State transcript.