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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 coursework while in high school (dual enrollment)
  • High achievement on Advanced Placement (AP) exam
  • High achievement on College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam
  • High Achievement on International Baccalaureate (IB) exam

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.

The Registrar’s Office will assess whether the minimum grade/score requirement was met and will determine the equivalency of the course within the scope of the Bay Path curriculum. All transfer credit will reflect a TR grade and will not be calculated as part of the student’s cumulative grade point average. Any incoming students will be admitted to the class status represented by the number of transfer credits applied to their record.

Students may receive a maximum of 90 credits toward a baccalaureate degree and 30 credits toward an associate degree. Consistent with NEASC standards, students must complete at least 30 credits of their baccalaureate or associate degree, including substantial advanced work in their major, at Bay Path University.