Advanced placement (AP)

Lynn University welcomes applicants who have taken College Board Advanced Placement examinations. Students with a score of 3 or higher on an official AP exam will be awarded credit upon receipt of official AP score report from the College Board. Actual course equivalency will be assigned by the registrar. AP information is available on the College Board Web site (www.collegeboard.org).

International baccalaureate (IB)

Lynn University reviews, evaluates and accepts International Baccalaureate (IB) higher level credentials for possible transfer credit on an individual basis in the context of a student’s proposed area of study. The credit amount and placement level are subject to approval. Course credit is generally granted for each higher level (HL) examination passed with a score of 4 or higher in courses comparable to Lynn University courses and appropriate to the degree program. Credit is awarded only for courses at the higher level; no credit is awarded for IB standard level (SL) examinations, regardless of the scores earned. Lynn University recognizes the academic excellence of students participating in the IB program, and students who receive a full IB diploma with a score of 30 or higher may receive 30 credit hours at Lynn University.

Cambridge A-Level Exams

Lynn University reviews, evaluates and accepts Cambridge A-Level and AS-Level exams taken individually or under the umbrella of the AICE Diploma for possible transfer credit on an individual basis in the context of a student’s proposed area of study. The credit amount and placement level are subject to approval. Course credit is generally granted for each A and AS level examination passed with a grade of A to E in courses comparable to Lynn University courses and appropriate to the degree program. For more information regarding specific equivalencies to Lynn University courses, visit www.lynn.edu/academics/prior-academiccredits.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

University credit also may be earned by taking the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests. Students may earn up to 30 credits from the general examination. CLEP information is available on the College Board Web site (www.collegeboard.org).

Music placement exams

Placement exams are given in music theory, ear training, secondary piano (non-pianists) and keyboard skills (pianists) to determine placement of students in appropriate classes and to award credit for those courses in which students meet the minimum requirements. Students earn degree credit for successfully passing placement exams. Placement exams are held during fall orientation and at the beginning of the spring semester if needed. Placement exams may be taken only once by each student.