AP, IB, CLEP and Pre-College Credit

Student Financial Services: How to Apply for Financial Aid Using the FAFSA

Thursday, October 21, 6:30 p.m. CT
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Learn more about filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), applying for scholarships and identifying other sources of funding, and understanding your award.

 

SAIC accepts up to a maximum of 12 credit hours - the equivalent of four courses - for any combination of the following:

Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: 3 college credit hours for each Advanced Placement (AP) score of 3-5 in ALL academic areas (priority) or studio arts.

International Baccalaureate (IB): 6 college credits for any International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 4-7 at the Higher Level (HL) only up to a maximum total of 12 credit hours.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP): 6 credit hours if student scores a minimum of 421 on a general exam. For each subject area exam, students must earn a score that is at least equivalent to a grade of "C" for that subject. CLEP credits are considered transfer credits and must be submitted prior to the start of the semester.

College Credits (earned in high school): Includes early/pre-college programs or dual enrollment courses with the equivalent of a grade "C" or better. Learn more about SAIC's Early College Programs, which offer college credit!