Course Credits by Examination

AP, IB, CLEP, and College Credit

The course credits-by-examination program helps students who have acquired academic knowledge outside of the conventional college classroom to earn credit for their work. New SUNY Buffalo State students as well as those already enrolled can benefit.

Any Buffalo State undergraduate may receive a maximum of 30 semester hours of credit and, with departmental approval, may receive up to a maximum of 12 semester hours of credit toward a major program via proficiency examinations.

Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) are the proficiency exams recognized by Buffalo State for college credit.


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Advanced Placement (AP)

Official AP transcripts are required to receive college credit. Call 1-888-CALL-4-AP to have your AP credits transferred and use our CEEB code (2533).


International Baccalaureate (IB)

Official IB transcripts are required to receive college credit. You can transfer credits via an online process or call 1-212-696-4464.


College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Official CLEP transcripts are required to receive college credit. Call 1-800-257-9558 to have your CLEP credits transferred and use our CEEB code (2533).


Equivalent Courses

Information in the course equivalency tables below are applicable to Buffalo State only.


If requesting an official report be sent to your home, the envelope from the reporting agency must be sealed when you bring it to the Admissions Office.

Upon review of your official report, Buffalo State will record the approved credits on your official Buffalo State transcript.

More information about AP and IB programs may be obtained from the Admissions Office at (716) 878-4017 or

For more information about the CLEP Program, contact Deborah Jones, Admissions Adviser, (716) 878-4081. 


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Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-4017  •  Fax: (716) 878-6100
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