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AP/IB/International Certificate Programs

Students scoring a 4 or 5 on accepted Advanced Placement (AP) exams before matriculation will receive course credit from Rice. Students who earn the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma will receive credit for individual higher-level exams for which they receive a score of 6 or 7. Rice does not give credit for subsidiary level exams.

AP and IB credit will be listed on your transcript as the equivalent Rice course, but a grade value will not be assigned. Where applicable, credit will count toward your major and meet university distribution requirements.

In order to grant you AP or IB credit, we must receive an official score report from the testing agency. Rice's College Board code number is 6609. The Office of the Registrar will award credit based on established course and exam equivalencies. You will be notified of your credit during orientation week.

Students who have completed various international exams, other than A-Levels, may receive course credit for corresponding Rice courses. The Abitur, CAPE, CEGEP (Science Option), French Baccalauréat (Science Option), Italian Maturita, and Swiss Federal Maturity Certificate are eligible for review. The student must obtain a grade/score of at least a B or its equivalent. Students should contact the Office of the Registrar as soon as possible to begin the review process.