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How does Cornell handle AP credit?
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Advanced Placement (AP) credit is college credit that students earn before they matriculate as first-year Cornellians. Students may use credit they receive from Advanced Placement examinations to satisfy degree requirements only as specified by the individual college or school at Cornell to which they are applying. Although such credit counts toward a bachelor's degree, its primary purpose is to exempt students from introductory courses and to place them in advanced courses.


Please see the College and School Admissions Requirements website for information about recommended secondary school coursework for each undergraduate college or school. For detailed information about AP credit, please visit the Courses of Study website.

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