Skip to main content
COVID-19 Information

Course Credits by Examination

Student in class

AP, IB, CLEP, A-Levels, 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 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), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), and Cambridge Advanced Level (A-Level) Exams are the proficiency exams recognized by Buffalo State for college credit.

Submit Scores

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).

AP Equivalency Table (PDF)

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.

IB Equivalency Table (PDF)

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).

CLEP Equivalency Table (PDF)

Cambridge Advanced Level (A-Level) Exams

Official Cambridge A-Level transcripts are required. A-level examinations with grades of D or better, submitted as official score reports at the Advanced Level or Advanced Subsidiary Level will be reviewed for college credit. 

Cambridge Advanced Level (A-Level) Exams (PDF)


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. 

Button used for back to top


Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.  

Undergraduate Admissions

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Moot Hall 110
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-4017  •  Fax: (716) 878-6100
E-mail:  •  Staff Directory
Connect with Us