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Future Freshmen

Admission Standards

Advanced Placement, Credit & Exemptions

IU recognizes excellence in high school academic preparation and achievement in the following ways:

  • Advanced placement, which enables you to enroll in an advanced course without taking introductory course work
  • College credit, in which you get actual credit (counting toward your degree) for a given course
  • Course exemption, which excuses you from taking a specific course that is otherwise required

IU awards advanced placement, credit, and exemptions based on results from the following tests:

Your high school counselor can help you make arrangements to take most of these tests during your junior and senior years of high school. To be considered for credit, have a copy of your score report sent to the IU Office of Admissions.

Please note that IU does not award credit for CLEP exams.

Credit for College Courses Taken in High School

Many freshmen complete college courses before arriving at IU and, as a result, can receive credit toward their IU degrees. For more information, visit our Credit Transfer Service.