Students may be awarded credit for an Advanced Placement examinations according to the faculty policy for Advanced Placement.
A student who achieves a score of four or five on an Advanced Placement examination given by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) may be granted two course credits, or one course credit in the case of Advanced Placement courses covering the equivalent of one semester of college work. A student achieving a score of three on an examination covering the equivalent of two semesters of college work may be granted one course credit, upon approval of the chair of the appropriate department. No credit is granted for a score of three on an examination covering the equivalent of one semester of college work.
Individual departments and programs decide whether an Advanced Placement examination covers the equivalent of one or of two semesters of college work, whether any Advanced Placement credit permits exemption from their particular courses or major requirements, and whether Advanced Placement credits in their discipline provide exemption from any General Education requirements. View current the AP Departmental Policies.
Beginning with students entering in Fall 2015, a maximum of four non-Bates credits, including Advanced Placement credit, may be awarded. For prior classes, a maximum of eight non-Bates credits, including Advanced Placement credits, can be applied to the Bates academic record. Junior Semester/Year Abroad credit does not count towards this “non-Bates” maximum.
In order for credit to be awarded, students must request that The College Board send their official scores to Bates. To do this, contact The College Board through their web site or mailing address: The College Board P.O. Box 6671, Princeton, NJ 08541-6671. For more score reporting services on College Board’s web sit go to Score Reporting Services.