Advanced Placement (AP)
The University of Michigan-Dearborn encourages high-achieving high school students to enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and take the AP exams. Scores of 3 or better typically earn college credit at UM-Dearborn. UM-Dearborn is proud to participate in the Advanced Placement tradition.
In Fall 2012, 283 students (32% of the freshman class) received 3 or more college credits using AP exam scores. Collectively, they earned 2,248 college credits, thus saving $878,968 in tuition costs.
Official AP scores should be submitted directly to the
Office of Admissions and Orientation.
Helpful Advanced Placement Links:
- AP and the Cost of College .pdf
- College Board's-About AP
- ACT PLAN-to-AP Success Indicators .pdf
- AP PowerPoint Presentation .pdf
- Understanding your AP/IB Credit .pdf
Overview of the Process:
Students are notified of amount of credit via a Transfer Equivalency Worksheet (TEW) sent after admission upon receipt of scores. Credit will appear on your UM-Dearborn transcript and is viewable in UM-Dearborn Connect:
- Select <Enter Secure Area>
- Enter USERID and PIN
- Select <Student>
- Select <Student Records>
- Select <Academic Transcript>
- Select <Undergraduate>
- Select <Unofficial Web Transcript>
If credit does not appear on your transcript within the first semester of attendance, please provide a copy of your scores to the Office of Admissions and Orientation.
For additional questions about the University’s AP credit-granting practices, contact the Office of Admissions and Orientation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-593-5100. To request your scores be sent to UM-Dearborn, contact the College Board at 1-888-CALL4AP.
The awarding of college credits based on AP exam scores is subject to change at any time.