Credit for Advanced Placement exams & International Baccalaureate diploma

Advanced Placement exams: Students who earned an upper-level score on an AP exam may receive college credit. (For the specific scores required, please click the link below for your entering class year.) Incoming students should have ETS send their official scores to the Barnard Registrar’s Office.


International Baccalaureate diploma: Students who earned an International Baccalaureate diploma may receive credit for the number of points indicated on the diploma, up to the maximum credit limit for their entering class year.

For students who did not complete the full IB diploma, credit may be granted for individual Higher Level scores only. (No credit for Subsidiary Level.)

Incoming students should have their official diploma or exam scores sent to the Barnard Registrar’s Office by the examiner of record.


Barnard’s policy on AP/IB credit varies depending on the year a student entered the College:


Click here if you are entering in fall 2019 and forward.

Click here if you entered in fall 2016 through spring 2019.

Click here if you entered prior to fall 2016.