AP, IB, and A-Level Credit - Admissions | University of Pittsburgh


The University of Pittsburgh encourages students who are applying to college to challenge themselves while in high school through opportunities like Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or A-Level courses. We reward student motivation in the case of AP, IB, and A-Level courses by granting University credit for high achievement on these exams. Students, however, must check with their professional school to verify AP, IB, and A-Level credit acceptance.

All AP, IB, and A-Level exam score reports and related questions should be directed to the Office of Admissions or Financial Aid. Below are the credits and course equivalencies currently granted by the University of Pittsburgh. Keep in mind that the credit you receive may depend on your major.

Students may choose whether or not to accept credit offered by the University for AP and IB scores. For example, a student majoring in chemistry may want a stronger foundation in that field and may, therefore, decide to decline credit received for the chemistry exam and enroll instead in honors chemistry.

During a summer advising session prior to the beginning of the freshman year, all Pitt students discuss their unique educational plans with academic advisors. These advisors assist students with determining the best utilization of credits granted for AP and IB scores.