Can I transfer my college credit courses and/or AP/IB credits?
Students earn college credit in high school through various avenues. These credits can come from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or college courses.
- Students must earn a grade of C or better in an accredited college course(s) to receive credit.
- AP credits in biology, chemistry, environmental science or physics will only fulfill the SUNY Poly’s requirement for the satisfactory completion of one laboratory course in the physical sciences when a score of 4 or 5 has been achieved on any of the four AP examinations.
- Other AP credits require a 3 or better on their exam to receive credit.
- Students should check with the program faculty to determine how AP credit will be applied in that program.
Individual IB courses will be evaluated by faculty in the respective discipline who will determine the standard needed to be achieved, the number of credits to be awarded, the equivalent SUNY Polytechnic Institute course(s) for which credit is granted if appropriate, and the degree and/or program requirement(s) that the transferred credit satisfies if appropriate. Completion of individual courses at the Higher Level with an IB test score of 4-7 may earn between 3-9 credits based upon review by the relevant faculty. Completion of individual courses at the Standard Level with an IB test score of 6-7 may earn between 3-4 credits upon review by the relevant faculty. Credit for SL level courses will only be awarded to students who have completed an IB Diploma.
Certain academic programs may not accept IB credit as meeting specific requirements. Students should check with the program faculty to determine how IB credit will be applied in that program. IB courses cannot be used to fulfill SUNY Polytechnic’s Upper Division Writing Requirement.