University of Portland Bulletin 2020-2021

Advanced Placement

With Credit In recognition of the strength of many advanced programs in secondary schools, college credits can be awarded on the basis of satisfactory scores on Advance Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB). Three or more semester hours’ credit may be granted for each AP examination passed with a score of 4 or 5, and higher level IB examinations passed with a score of 5 or better. These tests measure competence in specific college-level academic areas.

There is no grade attached to advanced placement or international baccalaureate. Therefore, it is not included in the grade point average of the student.

Without Credit Those who do not qualify for advanced placement with credit according to the provisions mentioned above, may, nevertheless, be assigned to advanced first-year or sophomore sections of certain classes if, in the judgment of the dean of the college or school, the student’s preparation is adequate. In the event of such advanced placement no credit is given for any preparatory classes bypassed.