AP, IB, CLEP and Pre-College Credit

Best Grad Schools US News and World Reports

We are very proud to have been ranked as the #2 fine arts graduate program in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. 

SAIC is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. While our physical offices are currently closed, our entire Admissions team is working, and ready to help you navigate your college search and selection process. Please feel free to call us at 312.629.6100, 800.232.7242, or email admiss@saic.edu with any questions you may have. SAIC is here for you!

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 4-5 in ALL academic areas (priority) or studio arts.

International Baccalaureate (IB): 6 college credits for any International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 5 at the Higher Level (HL) only up to a maximum total of 12 credit hours.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP): 6 credit hours if they score 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 course with the equivalent of a grade "C" or better.