AP & IB Exams

Harvard College asks that all incoming students who have taken Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses submit a record of the results for inclusion in their unofficial student record.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get credit for my AP or IB scores?

Harvard does not offer college-level credit for AP and IB scores on a one-for-one basis. Instead, students who acquire the equivalent of eight half-courses (that is, eight semester-long courses) of AP or IB-level credit are eligible for the Advanced Standing Program.

Are my AP or IB scores useful even if I am not eligible for Advanced Standing?

Yes, as mentioned above, despite the fact that Advanced Standing is the only means for using AP and IB scores for acquiring college credit, AP and IB scores not only help the College place you into the correct course level, but they can – with the right score – enable you to bypass introductory level courses (without credit).

My AP and/or IB exams are not displaying on the Placement and Test Scores Report – what should I do?

Students are asked to send a copy of the AP score report or IB diploma to the College over the summer. Scores appear in the Placement and Test Scores Report in mid-August each year. After logging in, if a student finds that scores are missing, they should reach out to the Registrar’s Office with the following information for Advanced Placement: