Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is open to high school students through The College Board and provides a resource for students to earn college credit before enrolling at Ohio State.

Things to know

  • Credits Available:
  • The Credit by Examination brochure lists each AP exam along with the required score and equivalent Ohio State course credit.

  • Send Your Scores:
  • Scores may be sent at the time of the exam administration, or by calling (888) 225-5427 and requesting scores to be sent to Ohio State (recipient code 1592). Visit College Board's website for additional instructions. Please allow 2-3 weeks for receipt and processing of scores.

    If you have sent your scores to Ohio State but credit has not been award, email the Testing Center for a full review of your AP score report.

    Note: Ohio State is contractually obligated to only process official AP Score Reports and award credit from scores received directly from The College Board.

  • Credits Posted at No Cost
  • There are no fees or tuition charges for credit awarded from AP test scores.

  • View Your Credit:
  • View your credit awarded by downloading your Advising Report at My Buckeye Link. You can also contact your Academic Advisor for assistance.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should I do if I am registered for a course for which I have earned AP credit?
  • The registration system does not automatically drop registered or duplicate credit courses. This is your responsibility to handle. New students must contact their Academic Advisor to make schedule changes.

  • When I took the AP test, the credit awarded was different than the credit award when I submitted my scores. What credit should I receive?
  • Credit is awarded based on the term you were admitted, not the date Ohio State receives your AP Score Report. Email the Testing Center for a previous year's credit guidelines.