Test Credits and Advanced Placement
Butler University offers advanced course placement, with appropriate academic credit, in most subject areas covered by AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Examination Program). Applicants should request that their AP or CLEP scores be reported to the Office of Registration and Records. Students earning AP, IB or transfer credit ordinarily have these credits applied to major requirements, at the discretion of the department or as electives fulfilling Butler degree requirements. Using transfer credit to fulfill the Butler Core also may be possible, provided the course is consistent with the learning objectives of the specific Core area; see “Key Components” on the Core Curriculum website). For further information on using transfer credit to fulfill the Core Curriculum, visit Transfer Credit.
Advanced Placement Credit, for use by students who matriculate at Butler in fall 2023
International Baccalaureate Credit, for use by students who matriculate at Butler in fall 2023
Advanced Placement Credit, for use by students who matriculate at Butler in fall 2024
International Baccalaureate Credit, for use by students who matriculate at Butler in fall 2024
Request for Retroactive Approval of IB Credit, for use by students who matriculated at Butler prior to Fall 2014
If you designate Butler as a score recipient institution on your AP registration answer sheet in May, your AP score report will be automatically sent to Butler in July. Each report is cumulative and includes scores for all the AP exams you have taken, unless you have requested that one or more scores be withheld or cancelled.
If you had previously submitted AP scores to Butler for exams taken during your sophomore or junior years, you can check your AP credit online on My.Butler.edu.
If you did not list Butler as a score recipient institution, contact AP Services at: 212-632-1780 to request your official score report. Butler’s college code is 1073. Only official score reports received directly from AP Services will be accepted.
A student who has not attempted to qualify for credit under these programs may be placed in an advanced course if the department head or senior faculty member in that area is satisfied that the student can handle the work. A student who wishes to receive credit for the course or courses bypassed should consult the appropriate dean and department chair or designated faculty member. Upon their joint recommendation, credit may be awarded on the basis of the student’s performance in the advanced course.
For information regarding Butler Language Placement Credits (BLPC), visit Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.