Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Levels (A-Levels) Credit Policy
A maximum of 32 units is granted under either the A.P. or the I.B. program, or in combination. Test results must be sent directly to USC from the testing agency. Once we receive them, they will be added to your Transfer Credit Report.
Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Levels (A-Levels) credits:
We accept a combined maximum of 32 units from college courses and/or examinations. Test results must be sent directly to USC from the testing agency. The credits will appear on your transfer credit report.
Please visit www.usc.edu/transfercredit for a list of standardized exams and the course requirements they fulfill.
College Courses Taken During High School
We accept a maximum of 16 elective units, included in the 32-unit combined maximum for AP and IB credits.
These courses must be taught by college faculty on a college campus, appear on your college transcript as part of the regular college curriculum and must not be applied to your high school diploma.
They can fulfill General Education requirements but cannot fulfill the Writing or Foreign Language requirements nor receive equivalence to USC courses.