The State of AP Credit During COVID-19 Adjustments
- By Dian Schaffhauser
no guarantee that colleges or universities will grant credit for
successful Advanced Placement testing in any of the 38 AP courses
currently available. It's one more policy institutional leaders have
to debate and make decisions about during school COVID-19 closures.
While the College Board is delivering
its exams online
(or in written form), one education technology company is encouraging
students to make sure upfront that they can get the college credit
they're expecting from the schools they plan to apply to.
help them do that, Prompt,
a company that specializes in helping students perfect their
admissions essays, has compiled a list of colleges and universities
that are and aren't accepting AP credits. Right now, the list of
"aren'ts" only has a single name on it, and even that
school (Gonzaga University) is still
trying to decide what to do.
The vast majority have made no changes to their AP policies in
response to the changes introduced in the AP exam process.
appears the vast majority of colleges will accept AP credits the same
way they've accepted them in previous years. We’ve already counted
more than 70 colleges who’ve confirmed that they will accept AP
credits from the 2020 exams," company officials wrote on the
website. "These statements are difficult to find, and colleges
often list them on their website without an announcement." Each
college on the list includes a quote referring to the policy and a
link to the source from each college's statement.
has also developed a free
to help students prepare for the five AP English and history exams,
each of which feature a single long essay.
Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.