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Advanced Standing

Bowdoin recognizes the College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement program, and the International Baccalaureate program and may grant advanced placement and credit toward graduation for superior performance in those programs.

  • Determination of advance placement and credit is made during the student's first year at Bowdoin.
  • Have your test results sent to the Office of Admissions.
  • Decisions on both placement and credit are made by the academic department in each subject area (some departments also offer placement examinations during Orientation).
  • Every effort is made to place students in the most advanced courses for which they are qualified.
  • First-year students may apply a maximum of eight course credits toward the degree from the following sources: Advanced Placement Program, International Baccalaureate program, and college credits from other institutions earned prior to matriculation.

Questions? Call the Office of Student Records at (207)725-3521.