Prematriculation credit is college credit that you may receive based on AP, IB, British A-Level scores, or college course work earned before your enrollment at Washington University as a first-year student, which can be applied toward a degree. A maximum of 15 units of prematriculation credit may be counted toward any undergraduate degree. These units will count toward graduation, but will not meet general education requirements.
To transfer units of credit for college course work taken at another university you must submit the Prematriculation Credit form, a transcript, and a course description of each course. For course work completed prior to matriculation, the following standards must be met:
- The course’s enrollment primarily is made up of matriculated college students.
- The course is taught by college faculty.
- The course is taught on a college campus.
- The course is taken after your junior year of high school.
- The course is not on your high school transcript.
- The course was taken at a fully accredited college.
Credit from Test Scores
To receive credit for AP test scores, please call the College Board at 1-888-CALL-4-AP (College Code 6929) to submit your test scores to Washington University.
To receive credit for IB or British A-Level tests, please submit your test scores to: Freshman Coordinator, Washington University in St. Louis, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1117, Saint Louis, MO 63130-4899
The AP, IB, and A-Level policies are listed below, and can also be seen in the section titled Proficiency and Placement Examinations on the Admissions Procedures page of our Undergraduate Bulletin. No department at Washington University offers absolute credit for AP scores lower than 4 without further study. In French, German, Latin, Modern Hebrew, and Spanish, a score of 3 confirmed by a course here earns additional credit.
Students continuing the study of other languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, and Russian are required to take a written exam when they arrive on campus for Orientation in August.