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AP Credit at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

Hello! I'm planning on applying to CMU and I've been taking a bunch of AP classes during high school. How does CMU handle AP credits? Are there any specific AP scores that I need in order to receive credit? Thanks for the help!

7 months ago

Hello! Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) does accept AP credits, which can allow you to place out of certain introductory courses or even fulfill requirements within your intended major or general education. However, the way CMU handles AP credits depends on the specific department or college within the university.

In general, most departments at CMU require a minimum score of 4 or 5 on the AP exams in order to grant credit or placement. This threshold may vary between programs, so it's essential to check the specific requirements for your intended major. You can find this information on CMU's website (https://www.cmu.edu/hub/registrar/registration/ap-transfer-credit.html) or by contacting the academic department directly.

Once you are accepted to CMU and decide on your major, it's a good idea to consult with your academic advisor to discuss how your AP credits can be applied - just be aware that it's possible not all of them will transfer.

Good luck with your application to CMU!

7 months ago

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