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Credit by Examination

Advanced Placement (AP)

St. John Fisher College recognizes the Advanced Placement Program and will grant standing and college credit for courses in harmony with the College curriculum to students who complete the Advanced Placement Test with a score of 3 or higher.

Generally, a score of 4 or higher is required on exams in the following:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • European History
  • Modern Languages
  • Physics
  • U.S. History
  • World History

Consult the Office of Academic Affairs or the Credit by Examination Brochure [pdf] for further information.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The College also recognizes the International Baccalaureate Organization. A variety of IB courses have been approved for college credit. Students typically require a score of 5 or higher to receive credit, as noted in the Credit by Examination Brochure [pdf].

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Fisher participates in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board. The College accepts subject tests, which measure mastery of college level and introductory course content in a range of disciplines. Through CLEP subject tests, individuals can earn credit and advanced academic standing in areas that conform to the curriculum of the College if they earn a minimum score of 50. Credit is not awarded for the CLEP General Exams.

For more information, please contact the Registrar's Office.

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