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 Experience 101, 102 and IDS 400 cannot be waived by examination. The appropriate department chairperson must approve placement and credit decisions in the student’s major.

Placement requires Advanced Placement scores of three or better, or CLEP scores of 50 or better; credit requires Advanced Placement scores of four or better, or general CLEP scores of 55 or better. Subject CLEP scores must be at least 50 for placement and at least 55 for credit. General examination scores may apply only to courses taken to satisfy the general college or distribution requirement. Students may obtain credit for other courses only by taking subject area examinations.

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.