Credit By Examination

College credit and advanced standing may be earned through the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board or the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) for a total of 32 credits for those examinations that correspond to courses in the Guilford curriculum.

College credit requires Advanced Placement scores of three or better. Subject CLEP scores must be 55 or higher for credit. Credit will be awarded to students who have achieved IB scores of four through seven on the Higher Level tests.

Placement into academic majors or minors based on scores listed here vary by department. During advising appointments, students will develop an appropriate plan of study that reflects the scores earned and placement achieved. Please reference this table for basic information on placement recommendations by AP test.

The Initiate course of the Collaborative Quest cannot be waived based on placement test scores.

The College will also award up to 16 credits for educational experiences during military service, according to the recommendations of the American Council on Education. All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services, Inc. ( before any transfer credits will be awarded. For further information, the student should contact the registrar’s office or the Office of Admission.