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Advanced Placement Exam Policy

Because our Undergraduate Admissions Office does not receive advanced placement (AP) score reports until July, students probably will not receive official University notification about AP credit until after summer Orientation. Nevertheless, students may proceed with registration using common sense and the information in this section about the AP policy for human development students.

What does this mean?

Estimate the score you expect to earn on your AP exam and select your next course according to the guidelines below. If your official score is above or below your determination, you may change your schedule accordingly at regular registration at the beginning of the semester.

Guiding principles regarding AP credit

  • You cannot turn down the AP credit you are awarded for a particular course. This means you will not receive credit if you repeat the course here at Binghamton University.
  • AP credit may be used to fulfill general education and/or major requirements as noted on AP equivalencies (see link below). 
  • AP credit will be listed on your Binghamton University transcript under the heading of "exam hours." There is no grade attached to any AP credit awarded to you.
  • No credit is awarded for scores of 1 or 2.
  • AP exam scores yield 4 credits, unless otherwise noted in the AP equivalencies (see link, below).

Review AP equivalencies (these were compiled by Harpur College but are accurate for CCPA as well)

Contact information

For Binghamton University admissions information

Phone: 607-777-2171


For CollegeBoard/AP exams and scores



Last Updated: 9/15/17