Coming in with AP or IB Credit

Advanced Placements Program (AP)

Texas A&M University accepts scores on certain College Board Advanced Placement tests for credit in selected courses. Up to three semesters of credit in a subject area may be awarded. Interested students should contact their high school counselors for information on registration and test sites. Students should refer to the current Undergraduate Catalog to determine which courses apply to their degree programs. Scores reported from the spring AP test administration will not be received until late July. The College Board Code for Texas A&M is 6003.

Honors Credit for Advanced Placement

Many students who participate in the Honors Department bring AP credits to fulfill elements of the university’s core curriculum. Up to 12 hours of Honors credit may be applied to Foundation or University Honors graduation requirements by earning a score one point higher than the required score for AP examinations. Contact the Honors program at 979/845-1957 for additional information.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Texas A&M University, in compliance with SB 111, will grant at least 24 semester credit hours of course-specific college credit in subject-appropriate areas on all International Baccalaureate (IB) exam scores of 4 or above as long as the incoming freshman has earned an IB Diploma. While some course credit will be awarded regardless of a student’s IB Diploma status, some course credit at Texas A&M University may be subject to the successful completion of the IB Diploma.

Entering freshman students for the 2008-09 academic year should submit their International Baccalaureate transcript to Texas A&M University, score recipient code: 01355, for review. Students should contact Measurement and Research Services regarding their eligibility for course credit. Students should work with an Academic Advisor to determine the use of the IB credits in their individual degree plan and the impact accepting the credit may have upon tuition rebate eligibility, tuition charges for excessive total hours, and preparedness for sequential course work based on IB test scores. Students will need to contact Measurement and Research Services in order to accept or deny the credit earned via IB tests.

Texas A&M University will notify IB applicants of their eligibility to receive credit by posting information on this website and by establishing links to other web pages that are relevant to applicant students.

The evaluation of IB courses in order to identify the appropriate course credit is continuing and will be posted as it becomes available.