AP, IB, and CLEP Credit

What is AP/IB/CLEP Credit?

AP (Advanced Placement)
AP credit is awarded to students who while in high school took advanced placement courses and earned an advanced placement test score high enough to qualify for college credit.

IB (International Baccalaureate)
Miami awards credit to
IB diploma graduates for higher level subjects passed at a satisfactory level (minimum scores vary from 5 to 7 by subject area). Standard levels are not awarded credit.

CLEP (College Level Examination Program)
CLEP credit is awarded for satisfactory scores on some CLEP Subject Examinations. Satisfactory scores and the credit awarded vary by subject area.

What AP/IB/CLEP credit does Miami award?

Information on the test scores and subjects for which Miami University awards credit can be found in the General Bulletin and the Guidebook for New Students.

How is AP/IB/CLEP credit applied to my record?

AP/IB/CLEP scores are reviewed by the Office of the University Registrar and appropriate credit is placed on the student’s academic record. Once this process is complete, the Office of the University Registrar emails each student who has been awarded AP/IB/CLEP credit. The email includes information on how the student can check his/her academic transcript or DAR in BannerWeb to view the credit awarded. Miami typically receives AP and IB scores during the summer.

Will I be charged for credit hours resulting from AP/IB/CLEP credit?

Students are not charged tuition and fees for credit hours resulting from AP, IB, or CLEP credit. However, there is a fee for each CLEP examination. Students are encouraged to take only those examinations for which they have had the equivalent of a college course.

What should I do if I registered for a course for which I have been given AP/IB/CLEP credit?

In cases where the student has already registered for a course for which AP/IP/CLEP credit has been awarded, the student may adjust their course schedule during the open registration period. NOTE: The registration system DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY DROP registered, duplicate credit courses where AP/IB/CLEP credit has been granted. This is the student’s responsibility to handle. Students are strongly encouraged to contact their Academic Advisor for guidance.

What if I took AP/IB/CLEP courses but I don't see any credit on my record?

Be sure you requested to have your AP/IB/CLEP scores sent to Miami University. If you did not have your scores sent to Miami, request that they be sent (see information below). If you did have them sent, email the Transfer Credit Evaluations staff at transfercrediteval@miamioh.edu.

AP -Access your scores and your score-send history on the College Board website.
IB - Information about requesting scores can be found on the IB website.
CLEP - Information about sending scores is available on the CLEP website.

Who can I talk to about my AP/IB/CLEP credit?

Student questions regarding how credit has been awarded and what course should substitute for registration drops due to AP/IB/CLEP credit should be directed to the student’s Academic Advisor.

Where can I take a CLEP exam?

Miami's Hamilton campus operates an open CLEP testing center, which means tests are offered to university students as well as to members of the community who are not enrolled at Miami. Miami's Middletown and Oxford campuses do not currently offer CLEP testing. The CLEP exam can be taken at any testing site and the score reported to Miami. Contact Miami Hamilton Office of Academic Advising (204 Rentschler Hall, 513-785-3129) for information about CLEP.