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Advanced Credit Policy

How can you earn credits before college?

Bay Path University awards advanced credit for the successful completion of:

  • College-level course work while in high school (dual enrollment)
  • High achievement on Advanced Placement (AP)
  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

Credits earned may be awarded toward general education requirements, degree requirements, or elective credit. Students may receive a maximum of 90 credits toward a baccalaureate degree and 30 credits toward an associate degree. Credit will be awarded only once for the same subject, whether the credit is earned by dual enrollment, examination, transfer credit, or course credit. In other words, students may not receive credit twice for the same material. Credits will transfer with no grade and will not be calculated as part of the student’s grade point average.

The purpose of awarding advanced credit is to recognize advanced high-quality work, to avoid the duplication of courses, and to provide increased flexibility for students who wish to complete two majors, earn a certificate, or graduate early.