Advanced Placement (AP)

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The AP program was created by College Board and offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. Students with a score of 3 or higher on an AP exam will earn college credit.

Credit you can earn

See what credit you can earn based on AP scores.

More information about the AP program is available at apstudent.collegeboard.org/home.

Steps to get your scores sent and credit posted

To earn credit for AP scores, contact College Board at 1-888-225-5427 to have your official score report sent to recipient code #1592, The Ohio State University Testing Center, 585 Student Academic Services Building, 281 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43210.

Go to buckeyelink.osu.edu to view your credits, advising report and degree audit. For help, contact your academic advisor.

Timeline

Ohio State receives and posts scores electronically; scores are typically posted the same day as received. Scores for incoming students sent to Ohio State on exam day are usually processed by July 10. Scores sent after exam day are generally processed within three weeks from the request date.

If your orientation program is before AP scores will be processed, your academic advisor will help you estimate what credits you might earn. Your academic advisor will give you the best advice on which courses to register for based on your AP experience, your major and other factors.

Math placement

Students who think they will earn math credits based on a qualifying score in AP Calculus are not required to take the math placement test. However, taking the placement test will not place you into a lower math course. Therefore, it is advised that all new students take the online assessment prior to orientation in order to register for a math course during orientation.

Tests from prior years

Credit is awarded based on the term of admission, not the date Ohio State receives your score report. Contact the Testing Center for information from prior years..

Credits not posted

First, verify on your AP Student Grade Report that The Ohio State University (#1592) is listed as a score recipient. If not, contact the College Board at 888-225-5427 to have scores sent to Ohio State. If Ohio State is listed as a recipient institution, verify the accuracy of your information. If items are incomplete or inaccurate, your record may need to be updated — call the Testing Center at 614-292-2241. If Ohio State is listed as a recipient institution and all demographic information appears correct, bring the original copy of your AP Student Grade Report to the Testing Center for processing.