Credit From Testing

The University of Georgia recognizes Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SAT Subject Tests, Cambridge A Level, and Cambridge AICE programs.  Additional credit and exemptions can be earned by taking Departmental Placement Tests (course challenges) through the University Testing Center.  Please review the links below for information on test score submission and placement credit award charts.

The UGA Credit Equivalencies can be found here: UGA AP Credit Equivalences

Request Your Results

To request College Board AP results, please contact the College Board:
Web: www.apcentral.collegeboard.com
Phone: 888-225-5427
UGA’s College Board AP Code: 5813

How can I see any AP credits I have earned at UGA?

A student can view test scores in the Student Information Menu in Athena. Credit earned through AP also appears in the degree program information on DegreeWorks.

Policy

This policy is in effect for all undergraduate students entering UGA. Tests taken after a student matriculates are not eligible for credit. Exception: students participating in Dual Enrollment at UGA may submit test scores with dates that coincide with the semesters they participated in Dual Enrollment.

For incoming new undergraduate students, AP scores on file at UGA are evaluated for credit at the point the student has accepted an offer of admission. Additional scores that are received for incoming new undergraduate students will be evaluated at the time of receipt.

For continuing undergraduate students who did not send their scores prior to matriculating at UGA, AP scores received by the university are evaluated for credit based on the AP credit equivalencies in effect at time of receipt.

Transfer students will receive the AP credit for college-level courses they were awarded by their transfer institution as it appears on that institution’s official transcript. Transfer students who did not receive credit for their AP work at a former college or university are encouraged to submit their AP scores to UGA.

Incoming freshmen submitting transcripts with Joint Enrollment or Move on When Ready course credits who also have AP credit posted on the transfer transcript will not have the AP credits posted to their UGA record by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. The official AP scores must be sent directly from the College Board to receive credit.

Credit will be awarded only once for the same subject, whether the credit is earned by examination, Dual Enrollment, transfer credit, or course credit. If duplicate credit exists among AP, IB, SAT Subject Test, or Departmental Exam, the source yielding the most credit will be awarded. Credit earned through testing will not replace graded credit in that same course.

Students may opt out of test credit if they see that acceptance of credit may disadvantage them. Students should make this request within their first year of attendance at UGA.

Changes to UGA AP credit equivalencies are effective as of November 1 of each year and will be published on the UGA AP Credit Equivalency webpage: UGA AP Credit Equivalencies

Additional Information:

The College Board does not release scores on AP exams taken in May until after July 1 of that same test year. This may impact incoming undergraduate students attending orientation sessions in June. Students should speak to their academic advisor during orientation about potential AP credit that is not yet on their UGA record. The student may adjust their class schedule throughout the registration period after AP scores and credit post; even if this is after their orientation session. UGA encourages students with AP scores from prior years to submit these scores as soon as possible.

For sequence courses such as foreign language, English, Math, plan to take the next course after the one for which you have received course credit. Please consult with your academic advisor for additional information.

The UGA Credit Equivalencies can be found here: UGA IB Credit Equivalencies

In recognition of the fact that a strong predictor of college success is a rigorous high school curriculum, the institutions in the University System of Georgia (USG) award academic credit for appropriate courses in the USG curriculum for work completed as part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. Both Standard Level and High Level exams with qualifying scores will be considered for credit.

Request your results:

To request IB results, please contact the International Baccalaureate Organization

How can I see any IB credits I have earned at UGA?

A student can view test scores in the Student Information Menu in Athena. Credit earned through IB also appears in the degree program information on DegreeWorks.

Policy

This policy is in effect for all undergraduate students entering UGA. Tests taken after a student matriculates are not eligible for credit. Exception: students participating in Dual Enrollment at UGA may submit test scores with dates that coincide with the semesters they participated in Dual Enrollment.

For incoming new undergraduate students, IB scores on file at UGA are evaluated for credit at the point the student has accepted an offer of admission. Additional scores that are received for incoming new undergraduate students will be evaluated at the time of receipt.

For continuing undergraduate students who did not send their scores prior to matriculating at UGA, IB scores received by the university are evaluated for credit based on the IB credit equivalencies in effect at time of receipt.

Incoming freshmen submitting transcripts with Joint Enrolment or Move on When Ready course credits who also have IB credit posted on the transfer transcript will not have IB credits posted to their UGA record by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. The official IB scores must be sent directly from the IB Organization to receive credit.

Transfer students will receive the IB credit for college-level courses they were awarded by their transfer institution as it appears on that institution’s official transcript. Transfer students who did not receive credit for their IB work at a former college or university are encouraged to submit their IB scores to UGA.

Credit will be awarded only once for the same subject, whether the credit is earned by examination, Dual Enrollment, transfer credit, or course credit. If duplicate credit exists among AP, IB, SAT Subject Test, or Departmental Exam, the source yielding the most credit will be awarded. Credit earned through testing will not replace graded credit in that same course.

Students may opt out of test credit if they see that acceptance of credit may disadvantage them. Students should make this request within their first year of attendance at UGA.

Changes to UGA IB credit equivalencies are effective as of November 1 of each year and will be published on the UGA IB Credit Equivalency webpage: UGA IB Credit Equivalencies

Additional Information

The IBO does not release scores on IB exams taken in spring until July of that same year. This may impact incoming undergraduate students attending orientation sessions in June. Students should speak to their academic advisor during orientation about any potential IB credit not yet on their UGA record. The student may adjust their class schedule throughout the registration period after IB scores and credit post; even if this is after their orientation session.

For sequence courses such as foreign language, English, Math, plan to take the next course after the one for which you have received course credit. Please consult with your academic advisor for additional information.

The UGA Credit Equivalencies can be found here: UGA SAT Subject Test Credit Equivalencies

Request your results:

To request College Board SAT Subject Test results, please contact the College Board:
Web: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/scores.html
Phone: 866-756-7346 (for customer service)
UGA’s College Board Code: 5813

How can I see any SAT Subject Test credits I have earned at UGA?

A student can view test scores in the Student Information Menu in Athena. Credit earned through SAT Subject Tests also appears in the degree program information on DegreeWorks.

Policy:

This policy is in effect for all undergraduate students entering UGA. Tests taken after a student matriculates are not eligible for credit. Exception: students participating in Dual Enrollment at UGA may submit test scores with dates that coincide with the semesters they participated in Dual Enrollment.

For incoming new undergraduate students, SAT Subject Test scores on file at UGA are evaluated for credit at the point the student has accepted an offer of admission. Additional scores that are received for incoming new undergraduate students will be evaluated at the time of receipt.

For continuing undergraduate students who did not send their scores prior to matriculating at UGA, SAT Subject Test scores received by the university are evaluated for credit based on the SAT Subject Test credit equivalencies in effect at time of receipt.

Incoming freshmen submitting transcripts with Joint Enrollment or Move on When Ready course credits who also have SAT Subject Test credit posted on the transfer transcript will not have the SAT Subject Test credits posted to their UGA record by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. The official SAT Subject Test scores must be sent directly from the College Board to receive credit.

Transfer students will receive the SAT Subject Test credit for college-level courses they were awarded by their transfer institution as it appears on that institution’s official transcript. Transfer students who did not receive credit for their SAT Subject Test work at a former college or university are encouraged to submit their SAT Subject Test scores to UGA.

Credit will be awarded only once for the same subject, whether the credit is earned by examination, Dual Enrollment, transfer credit, or course credit. If duplicate credit exists among AP, IB, SAT Subject Test, or Departmental Exam, the source yielding the most credit will be awarded. Credit earned through testing will not replace graded credit in that same course.

Students may opt out of test credit if they see that acceptance of credit may disadvantage them. Students should make this request within their first year of attendance at UGA.

Changes to UGA SAT Subject Test credit equivalencies are effective as of November 1 of each year and will be published on the UGA SAT Subject Test Credit Equivalency webpage: UGA SAT Subject Test Credit Equivalencies

Additional Information:

Students should speak to their academic advisor during orientation about potential SAT Subject Test credit that is not yet on their UGA record. The student may adjust their class schedule throughout the registration period after SAT Subject Test scores and credit post; even if this is after their orientation session. UGA encourages students with SAT Subject Test scores to submit these scores as soon as possible.

For sequence courses such as foreign language, English, Math, plan to take the next course after the one for which you have received course credit. Please consult with your academic advisor for additional information.

The UGA Credit Equivalencies can be found here: UGA Cambridge A Level and AICE Credit Equivalencies

Request your results:

Contact the Office of the Registrar and be prepared to submit the following information so that your results can be access from Cambridge International Exams

  • Cambridge Centre Number
  • Cambridge Candidate Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Relevant Exam Series

How can I see any Cambridge A-Level and AICE credits I have earned at UGA?

A student can view test scores in the Student Information Menu in Athena. Credit earned through Cambridge also appears in the degree program information on DegreeWorks.

Policy:

This policy is in effect for all undergraduate students entering UGA. Both resident and non-resident students are eligible to receive credit. Tests taken after a student matriculates are not eligible for credit. Exception: students participating in Dual Enrollment at UGA may submit test scores with dates that coincide with the semesters they participated in Dual Enrollment.

For incoming new undergraduate students, Cambridge A-Level and AICE scores on file at UGA are evaluated for credit at the point the student has accepted an offer of admission. Additional scores that are received for incoming new undergraduate students will be evaluated at the time of receipt.

For continuing undergraduate students who did not send their scores prior to matriculating at UGA, A-Level and AICE scores received by the university are evaluated for credit based on the AP credit equivalencies in effect at time of receipt.

Incoming freshmen submitting transcripts with Joint Enrollment or Move on When Ready course credits who also have AP credit posted on the transfer transcript will not have the AP credits posted to their UGA record by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. The official AP scores must be sent directly from the College Board to receive credit.

Transfer students will receive the A-Level and AICE credit for college-level courses they were awarded by their transfer institution as it appears on that institution’s official transcript. Transfer students who did not receive credit for their A-Level and AICE work at a former college or university are encouraged to submit their scores to UGA.

Credit will be awarded only once for the same subject, whether the credit is earned by examination, Dual Enrollment, transfer credit, or course credit. If duplicate credit exists among A-Level, AICE, AP, IB, SAT Subject Test, or Departmental Exam, the source yielding the most credit will be awarded. Credit earned through testing will not replace graded credit in that same course.

Students may opt out of test credit if they see that acceptance of credit may disadvantage them. Students should make this request within their first year of attendance at UGA.

Changes to UGA A-Level and AICE credit equivalencies are effective as of November 1 of each year and will be published on the UGA AP Credit Equivalency webpage.

Additional Information:

Cambridge International does not release scores on A-Level and AICE exams taken in June until after September of that same test year. This may impact incoming undergraduate students attending orientation sessions in summer. Students should speak to their academic advisor during orientation about potential A-Level and AICE credit that is not yet on their UGA record.

For sequence courses such as foreign language, English, Math, plan to take the next course after the one for which you have received course credit. Please consult with your academic advisor for additional information.

Students proficient in a foreign language who do not have a corresponding exam score through one of the approved credit from testing sources listed above and non-US citizens whose native language is not English should review the Academic Affairs Policy manual for additional information:  Policy for Foreign Language Placement Tests, Exemption, and Credit for Undergraduate Students.

How can I see my test scores credit at UGA?

Applicants can view test scores successfully submitted to UGA on the Admissions myStatus page.

Admitted students can view test scores from the Student Information Menu in Athena. Admitted students may view DegreeWorks to see credit earned through testing.

Appeals

If you believe that the assessment of your work and subsequent awarding of credits for such is in error please contact the Registrar’s Office. If you disagree with the re-assessment, you may file an appeal with the appropriate department chair and request an additional assessment. As with other academic matters, if the issue is not satisfactorily resolved at the department level, you may then appeal to the dean of the respective college. A final appeal is available to the Educational Affairs Committee through the vice president for instruction. The procedure for such an appeal can be found in Student Academic Services:

Student Academic Appeal Process

Questions

Contact the Registrar’s Office if you have any questions or concerns about UGA’s policies on Credit from Testing.

Audrey Shinner
ashinner@uga.edu
706-542-8772