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Credit by Exam

The College awards credit for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), selected Cambridge International Exams (A Level and AS Level), and many College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams based on the student’s scores. Click the links below to view the credit awarded.

When credit is given, your College of Charleston transcript will show that the credit comes from an exam. If you enroll in a class at the College for which you have already received credit based on your exam scores, you will not receive credit again for taking the class, although the grade may be included in your GPA.

Declining Credit

If you wish to decline exam credit, you must download the appropriate form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar.  Please note:  Undeclared students must have these forms approved by their academic advisor.  Declared students must have these forms approved by their faculty advisor.

Decline AP/IB Credit Form 

Decline Transfer Credit Form

A request to decline credit must be submitted prior to your taking the class.