These policies are subject to changes and updates pending review by academic departments and the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.
We award course exemptions and college credit to students with exam scores of 3, 4, or 5.
The purpose of awarding advanced credit is to recognize advanced high-quality work, to preclude the duplication of courses, and to provide increased flexibility for students who wish to complete two majors, earn a certificate, or graduate early.
Students will not receive credit for multiple exams that award credit for the same or similar content.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison grants advanced credit for the successful completion of college-level course work while in high school and for high achievement on Advanced Placement (AP), GCE Advanced Level (A-Level), Cambridge Pre-U, International Baccalaureate (IB), and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams.
Credits earned may be awarded toward general education requirements, degree requirements, or elective credit.
Note: No advanced standing credit is granted for Cambridge Pre-U GPR.
Principal Subject examinations are optional and not required for entrance.
After a student has been admitted, the Office of Admissions and Recruitment will perform an official evaluation of credit for A-Level exam results.
In order to grant the credit, we require an official copy of the A-Level exam certificate from the examination board.