Credit By Examination

Guilford College awards credit for Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP examinations. Students may receive academic credit for up to a total of 32 credits for those examinations that correspond to courses in the Guilford curriculum.

Credit is awarded for AP scores of four or five, IB scores of four through seven on the Higher Level tests, and CLEP subject exam scores of 55 or higher. Details about assignment of credit are available on the Registrar’s web page.

The required courses, First Year Seminar 101, and First Year Experience 100 , cannot be waived by examination. The appropriate department chairperson must approve placement and credit decisions in the student’s major.

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.