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.
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).
Official IB transcripts are required to receive college credit. You can transfer credits via an online process or call 1-212-696-4464.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the CLEP Program, contact Deborah Jones, Admissions Adviser, (716) 878-4081.