Credit by Examination

Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, AICE, and CLEP

Georgia Southern University is a participant in the Advanced Placement (AP) Program, the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, the Cambridge AICE Diploma program, and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board. Under the AP, IB, and AICE programs, a student offers a nationally-graded examination as evidence of completion of a college-level course taken in high school. Depending on the results of the examination, the student may receive credit for courses covering similar material. The total college course credit hours awarded for IB assessments may not exceed 24. Under the College Level Examination Program, Advanced Placement, and AICE, the University grants up to 30 credit hours of general education credit to those students who obtain the minimum scores defined by University policy. (Credit will not be awarded if the student has previously registered for a similar course or a more advanced course in the same field, or if six months have not elapsed since last taking the test.)  For further information contact the Director of Admissions or check the website,