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Pre-Matriculation Credit

Vassar may award a maximum of 8 units of of pre-matriculation credit of any type will be awarded.

Students may not apply for these credits until after they matriculate and are active students at Vassar.

Credit for Pre-Vassar College Work

To apply for credit for a course or courses you completed at another institution, you must present:

  • A catalogue description of the course(s)
  • An official transcript sent from the registrar of the institution to the dean of studies, Vassar College
  • A request to the Committee on Leaves and Privileges (the form is available in the Office of the Dean of Studies), approved by the appropriate department chair

Not all courses are eligible for transfer credit. See The First-Year Handbook section on “Credit for College Work Done Prior to Matriculation at Vassar” for eligibility requirements.

Advanced Exam Credit (e.g., AP and IB Credit)

Students who earn scores of 5, 6, or 7 on Higher-Level International Baccalaureate exams are awarded 1.0 unit of transfer credit, subject to the maximum of 4.0 units of exam-based pre-matriculation credit. In the same manner, Vassar grants credit for high scores on certain foreign advanced programs of study. Common examples include: GCE/Cambridge A-level exams with a grade of A or B; French Baccalaureate exams with minimum coefficient of 4 and minimum score of 11; German Abitur exams with minimum score of 10; CAPE exams with a grade of I or II. Other college level pre-matriculation examination results will be evaluated as they are submitted provided they are accompanied by appropriate documentation authenticating and supporting their academic integrity and level of proficiency. In some cases transcription and translation must also be provided. Vassar also accepts AP credits for scores of 4 or 5 on the AP exams.

To request an AP or IB transcript, please write to:

Advanced Placement Services
Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
(609) 771-7300

IB Americas Global Centre
7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200 West
Bethesda, MD 20814
United States
Attn: Transcript Officer

For more information on pre-matriculation credits, see The First-Year Handbook section on “Credit for College Work Done Prior to Matriculation at Vassar.”