2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Advanced Standing by Examination

Advanced Placement (AP)

The University participates in the College Board's AP program, which allows students to receive college-level course credit for knowledge achieved through prior experience. AP examinations are given in May, upon completion of college-level material. Students who wish to receive credit and advanced placement through the AP program should have test scores sent to the University of Dayton. Advanced standing with credit in appropriate subject areas is awarded as follows:

  • For a score of 5 - one or two terms of advanced standing with credit, depending on subject area.
  • For a score of 4 - one term of advanced standing with credit.
  • For a score of 3 - one term of advanced standing with credit is awarded in selected subject areas. 

Scores below 3 do not entitle the applicant to either credit or advanced standing.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The University of Dayton also participates in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), sponsored by the College Board. CLEP offers examinations in specific subjects. Credit is not awarded for general examinations.

General Certificate of Education A-Level Examinations

GCE A-Level examinations are based on a British secondary school program of college-level work and standardized examinations. To receive credit submit official test results to the Office of the Dean. A-Level examinations with a grade of "E" or better will be considered for credit.

International Baccalaureate

The IB Program is a rigorous pre-university course of studies leading to examinations. Each examined subject is graded on a scale of one (minimum) to seven (maximum). Diploma candidates are required to select one subject from each of the six available groups. At least three and not more than four subjects are taken at higher level while others are taken at standard level.

IB is administered through the Office of the Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. Based on results of IB higher level examinations, students may receive transfer credit. Credit is not awarded for standard level examinations.

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