2: Admission to the University of Virginia

General Admission Requirements | Admission for First Year Students
Additional Information | Jefferson Scholars | Echols Scholars | Rodman Scholars
Admission for Transfer Students | International Student Admission
Advanced Placement Programs | Dual Enrollment | Student Retention Information
Special Student Information | Summer Session | Admission Timetable

SAT II Subject Test Placement | Advanced Placement Programs Chart

Advanced Placement Programs

The University of Virginia participates in the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program by awarding advanced standing (course exemption and academic credits) or advanced placement (course exemption without credits) to entering students who have made specified scores on Advanced Placement (AP) tests taken prior to matriculation at the University of Virginia or any other college. Students may receive credit in any academic discipline in which an AP test is offered. (See chart.)

The faculties of the appropriate academic departments of the University establish policies for advanced placement and advanced standing in each discipline. Faculty members examine AP tests closely, and students will find that course exemptions and placement awarded on the basis of AP test scores correspond well with their level of progress in AP subject areas. Accepted students should have AP score reports sent directly to the Office of Admission at the University (College Code 5820) in the summer following the senior year of high school.

Course exemptions also can be gained with certain scores on the SAT II in writing and foreign language. The University does not award credit or placement based on College-Level Examinations Program (CLEP) tests.

Questions regarding advanced placement policies and procedures should be directed to the Office of Admission, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 9017, Charlottesville, VA 22906.

Advanced Placement Test Score Policies   Unless otherwise noted, exemption and credit awards apply equally to the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Architecture, and the School of Nursing. Students who take a course at the University for which they have already received credit via an advanced placement examination will have the advanced placement credit deleted from their academic record.

Policies for Other Advanced Examinations   The University's undergraduate schools usually award advanced standing (course exemption and academic credits) to entering students for qualifying scores on a variety of advanced examinations if such examinations are taken before matriculation at the University or another college. For example, the College of Arts and Sciences awards advanced standing credit for scores of 5, 6, and 7 on most International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examinations. Advanced standing credit is also considered for qualifying scores on the General Certificate of Equivalency (GCE) A-level, the French Baccalaureate, and the German Abitur.

College of Arts and Sciences students should consult the chart included in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Handbook, for credit awarded to students for International Baccalaureate, A-Level, Abitur, and French Baccalaureate examinations. Students in the School of Architecture, School of Engineering and Applied Science, and School of Nursing should consult their undergraduate dean's office to find out what credit is given for these exams.

Accepted students should have score reports sent directly to the Office of Admission at the University in the summer following the final year of secondary school study.


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