Credit based on the Advanced Placement examinations requires a grade of 4 or 5. The PDF table at the following link provides the match between specific AP exams and the corresponding Northeastern courses.
Please note, AP credit in Computer Science will grant free elective credit, but not CS elective credit. It cannot replace any degree requirements in the CCIS degree programs. Our program begins in a unique way from the point of view of both concepts and skills which the AP curriculum does not cover.
Admissions processes the credits transferred from another college or university. If your credit does not match a course Admissions has processed in the past, they will contact the appropriate academic unit to evaluate what, if any, course will match.
Note that it is the policy of both the college and the Provost’s Office that students may not take courses for transfer credit after enrolling at Northeastern.
When attending orientation, please bring a list of AP exams where you received a 4 or 5, and any unofficial transcripts for transfer credit.
Northeastern accepts scores of 5, 6, or 7 on Higher level exams only for credit (except for Standard Level Further Mathematics).
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