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Undergraduate Transfer & AP credit

Advanced Placement

Rochester Institute of Technology accepts AP credit earned in high school depending on the score attained on the AP exam. An exam score of 3 is considered for credit from the RIT College of Liberal Arts. An exam score of 4 or better may be considered to receive credit for math, science, or Gen Ed credit. Students are requested to contact the College Board and have their AP scores sent to the RIT Office of Undergraduate Admissions. For information on how your AP credit will be applied to your RIT course of study click here.

Liberal Arts AP

The College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) Program allows high school students to test their proficiency by taking an exam which covers college level material. AP examinations are offered in more than 14,000 high schools in the United States, Canada, and 63 other countries. A score of 3 or higher (on a grading scale of 1 to 5) can be considered for credit at RIT. The College of Liberal Arts grants credit for AP in:

The College Board's AP Website:

International Baccalaureate (IB)

RIT recognizes IB level work. Credit may be awarded for higher level examinations completed with a grade of 5 or better. Credit is awarded on a course-by-course basis and in the context of the student's intended program at RIT. Each department will determine the specific amount of credit to be awarded. Students may forward IB transcripts to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP is a nationwide system of credit by examination offered by The College Board. Any person entering college, presently attending college or out of college may take CLEP examinations and seek credit by submitting the test results to RIT for evaluation. Credit recommendations for CLEP vary depending on the subject and examination results. Please consult with an advisor in the Office of Student Services for further information and to determine which examination will fulfill Liberal Arts course requirements.

Transfer Credit

Incoming Students

RIT awards transfer credit for courses completed at other regionally accredited colleges and universities only. Transfer credit at the undergraduate level will be granted for course work completed with a grade of "C" or above. The College of Liberal Arts evaluates transfer credits for liberal arts courses for current and prospective students. The remaining courses are evaluated by the student's current or prospective academic school or department. Official transcripts from each college or university previously attended must be sent to the RIT Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Rochester Institute of Technology
Office of Admissions
60 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY  14623

Prospective students can call the College of Liberal Arts Office of Student Services at

(585) 475-2444 if they have questions about acceptable liberal arts courses for transfer to RIT.

Current Students

If you are a matriculated student at RIT and are considering taking courses at another college or university you should consult your academic advisor in the Computing Security office before registering for the course.  Students thinking about taking liberal arts courses at another college or university will need to consult with an advisor in the Liberal Arts Student Services Office and complete a "Transfer Credit Prior Approval Form" before registering. Once you complete the course you must request to have an official transcript sent to the RIT Office of the Registrar.

Rochester Institute of Technology
Office of the Registrar
Attn: Records Department
George Eastman Building
27 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5603

RIT's transfer credit policies: