Future Students

Advanced Placement (AP)

The University of Michigan-Dearborn encourages high-achieving high school students to enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and take the AP exams.  Scores of 3 or better typically earn college credit at UM-Dearborn.  UM-Dearborn is proud to participate in the Advanced Placement tradition.

In Fall 2013, 329 students (34% of the freshman class) received 3 or more college credits using AP exam scores.  

UM-Dearborn also encourages students to take International Baccalaureate (IB) courses at schools offering IB courses. Scores of 3 or better typically earn college credit at UM-Dearborn.

Official AP and IB scores should be submitted directly to the
Office of Admissions and Orientation.


Helpful Advanced Placement Links:


Overview of the Process:

Students are notified of amount of credit via a Transfer Equivalency Worksheet (TEW) sent after admission upon receipt of scores.  Credit will appear on your UM-Dearborn transcript and is viewable in UM-Dearborn Connect:

  • Select <Enter Secure Area>
  • Enter USERID and PIN
  • Select <Student>
  • Select <Student Records>
  • Select <Academic Transcript>
  • Select <Undergraduate>
  • Select <Unofficial Web Transcript>

If credit does not appear on your transcript within the first semester of attendance, please provide a copy of your scores to the Office of Admissions and Orientation.

For additional questions about the University’s AP credit-granting practices, contact the Office of Admissions and Orientation at admissions@umd.umich.edu or 313-593-5100.  To request your scores be sent to UM-Dearborn, contact the College Board at 1-888-CALL4AP.

The awarding of college credits based on AP exam scores is subject to change at any time.