AP, IB, CLEP and Pre-College Credit

Transfer Days: June 8-10

Join us online for Transfer Days! Learn more about preparing your application and portfolio, transferring credit, and studying at SAIC, and ask any questions before our June 15 Transfer Deadline.


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!