Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and ACE Credit

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.

The required courses, First Year Seminar 101, First Year Experience 100 and IDS 400, cannot be waived by examination. The appropriate department chairperson must approve placement and credit decisions in the student’s major.

Credit requires Advanced Placement scores of four or better. Subject CLEP scores must be 55 or higher for credit.

Guilford also recognizes the International Baccalaureate (IB) for admission purposes. IB credit will be awarded to students who have achieved scores of four through seven on the higher level tests.

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 Office of the Registrar or the Office of Admission.