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Pre-Matriculation Credit

Vassar may award a maximum of 8 units 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.

AP and IB Credit

You may not apply for AP or IB credit until after you matriculate and are an active student at Vassar. AP and IB credit will be issued only upon receipt of the original testing service transcript. Scores of 4 or 5 on AP exams are eligible for 1 unit of credit, and scores of 5, 6, or 7 on Higher-Level International Baccalaureate exams are awarded 1 unit of credit, subject to the maximum of 4.0 units of exam-based pre-matriculation credit.

If you wish to request a 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.”