Once a year, in May, participating colleges that offer courses based on AP descriptions offer the Advanced Placement (AP) exams. For information on registration fees and deadlines, contact your college.
The College Board sends AP exam score reports in mid-July to the organizations students choose as recipients. At Baylor, they offer credit, although not for those below the required score.
AP credit for Baylor students
Students must indicate that Baylor received their score (Code 6032). If Baylor was not specified as the score recipient, contact AP at 888-225-5427 to have your scores transferred to Baylor.
Scores below the specified minimum score are not eligible for credit. Please note that the second digit of each Baylor course number denotes the number of credit hours. As a result, Biology 1401 is a 4-hour course, while English 1302 is a 3-hour session.
CBE policies for awarding credit
Students can learn about the CBE policies found on the official Baylor University website to evaluate their eligibility. Within the policies, you will find the following:
- Credit earned by examination is not graded and is not counted in the calculation of Baylor’s grade point average
- After official enrollment, the credit is added to the student’s permanent transcript unless waived by the student
- The student’s transcript will not reflect any unsuccessful attempts to earn CBE
- No course that has been previously audited or for which a grade has been received is eligible for credit by examination (this includes “W” grades)
- The last day a student may build CBE for a course in which they are enrolled is the closing date of academic registration
- For advanced courses, the CBE may be used to fulfill prerequisites
- Before examination for a course, one must meet the prerequisites for that course
Pay attention to all policies
- The CBE fulfills degree requirements similarly to credits earned through successful course completion, although it does not count toward the 60-hour residency requirement. The number of credits that may be earned by examination is not capped
- CBEs from other institutions that transfer students take at Baylor will only be approved if the examinations and the grades they produce exceed Baylor’s minimum standards for credit
- If the student enrolls in the course for which they earned the CBE credit, the CBE will be immediately voided
- Once credit has been awarded through a course or examination, in a more advanced course, CBE will not be awarded in a lower-level course
- After enrolling at Baylor, a student must wait at least three months and obtain departmental approval before retaking an exam
What do I do if I cannot access the credit?
For more information about Baylor’s AP credits, you can call the number listed above or log on to the university’s website and check all the information on its menu.