Advanced Credits

We want to reward the hard work you’ve done in high school or college. Which is why, after you have been admitted, your NYU school, college, or department will determine which of your previous courses will carry over. Typically, we award the following credit amounts:

  • Freshmen: Up to 32 credits
  • Transfers: Up to 64 credits

High School Courses

AP credit/advanced standing may be awarded if:

  • Received scores of 4 or 5
  • Tests taken before graduation

IB credit/advanced standing may be awarded if:

  • Received scores of 6 or 7 on higher level exams
  • Tests taken before graduation

Note: Results must be sent directly from the College Board (NYU code is 2562) or the International Baccalaureate Organization.

College/University Courses

If you took college courses while still in high school or while attending another university or college, we’ll need to see all transcripts to determine how many credits carry over to NYU. Contact your NYU school, college, or department of interest for their specific requirements for awarding credit. Below is a guide of what you might expect to receive credit for.

College Courses Taken While in High School

Credit may be awarded if:

  • Received a grade of “B” or better
  • NYU offers corresponding courses
  • In most cases, courses were taken at a college/university, with college/university students, and taught by college/university faculty.
  • Courses were not used to satisfy high school graduation requirements

College Courses Taken After High School

Credit may be awarded if:

  • Received a grade of “C” or better
  • Courses have been taken within last 10 years
  • Courses were not “Pass/Fail”
  • In most cases, courses were taken at a college/university, with college/university students, and taught by college/university faculty (online courses evaluated on case-by-case basis).

Transfer Students

Please keep in mind that:

  • Once enrolled at NYU, expect to take at least 64 additional credits to earn a bachelor’s degree.
  • Generally, we don’t award credit for life experiences, such as work internships and military service. 
  • After you’re admitted to NYU, you’ll be able to go online to see a preliminary statement of how much credit you’re likely to be awarded.
  • Your NYU school, college, or department has final say on which credits will be honored.

Other NYU Campuses

NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai do not offer credit for any examinations or previous coursework.

Country-Specific Examination Credit

NYU embraces its global reputation, which is why we award academic credit to applicants who complete the following country-specific tests, as long as they meet the requirements: