Applicants come to Creighton with high quality academic backgrounds and experiences. Many arrive with possible college credit to be applied to their Creighton degree. Creighton University awards university credit for certain scores on college-level examinations such as Advanced Placement (AP) exams, Cambridge International A-Level exams, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, DANTES Standardized Subject Test (DSST) exams, and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. However, in accordance with the university Transfer Credit Policy, university credit will not be awarded for examinations covering remedial knowledge and skills that students should have acquired in high school.
Exam credit may be awarded for a specific Creighton University course or for elective credit. Exam credit may be awarded for a specific Creighton University course at the introductory level provided that the specific course does not have a course prerequisite that the student has not yet satisfied. In other cases, elective credit may be awarded according to the most current standards published by the university. Creighton University will award up to a total of 32 hours of exam credit to any given student. For more information, please consult your Dean’s Office.
The new testing format for AP, IB, and other exams due to COVID-19 does not change our outlined policy for accepting these scores.
Advanced Placement (AP) Credit Guidelines
Creighton is proud to award credit for sufficiently high AP exam scores as offered by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). Please review the exams we accept and the corresponding score benchmarks.
To verify your AP scores, you must request that the CEEB send them directly to Creighton University via our college code, 6121. To decline AP credit, please download the Undergraduate Request to Decline Credit form and follow the instructions given.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit Guidelines
Creighton is proud to award up to 30 credit hours for sufficiently high IB Higher Level (HL) exams. Please review the exams we accept and the corresponding score benchmarks.
Please contact us for instructions on how to verify your IB credit.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit Guidelines
Creighton is proud to award credit for sufficiently high CLEP exam scores. Please review the exams we accept and the corresponding score benchmarks.
To verify your CLEP scores, you must request that CLEP send them directly to Creighton University via our college code, 6121.
Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Credit Guidelines
Creighton is proud to award credit for sufficiently high AICE A-level grades as offered by Cambridge University. Please review the courses we accept and the corresponding grade benchmarks.
Please contact us for instructions on how to verify your AICE A-level grades.
College Credits Awarded by an Accredited Institution
College credits taken during high school will transfer to Creighton provided the student took the course through an accredited institution and passed with a grade of “C” or better. The Dean’s Office of the student’s college will review the course description of these classes and determine if it matches up to the requirements for a class at Creighton.
To be eligible for credit, you must request that the awarding institution send your official transcript directly to the Creighton college to which you are applying.
If the descriptions match, the student will receive the credit for that class at Creighton. If the descriptions don’t match, the credit will still likely come in but as elective credit. College credits are reviewed after the May 1st deadline for enrolling freshmen. Students should contact an admissions counselor with any additional questions.
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