Advanced Placement (AP) Policies

29 Oct 2014

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The UW applauds students who chose Advanced Placement (AP) courses as part of their high school curriculum. These courses are challenging and demanding, and we believe they provide excellent preparation for university study.

Submitting Your Scores

The easiest way to ensure that the UW receives your AP scores is to name us as a recipient when you sign up for exam(s). You can use this procedure even if you take the exam as a junior in high school; the UW will keep your scores until your senior year. If you do not name the UW as a recipient when you take your exam, just contact the College Board and request that scores be sent to the UW Office of Admissions. When you are admitted to the UW, you may be eligible for UW credit; if so, information about courses and credit awards will be accessible to you via MyUW. To ensure that your AP scores match up with your UW academic record, be sure to identify your name, date of birth, and Social Security Number with the College Board in the exact same way you identify, or expect to identify, yourself on your UW application.

AP Credit Policies

Although AP scores range from 1 to 5, all departments at the UW require a minimum score of 3 or 4 to earn credit. In some cases, you must consult a departmental adviser for evaluation after entering the University.

Note : AP scores may be submitted only for courses taken while in high school and for tests taken during or within six months after leaving high school. AP test results may not be used to waive admissions requirements.

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Requirements of an Undergraduate Degree
General Education Requirements
Areas of Knowledge
Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning