Olivet College grants advanced placement and semester hours based on performance on the AP tests of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) for courses that normally would be introductory for first-year undergraduate students at the college. Generally, if students score a three, they will be granted competency; this means they do not have to take the course(s). If a student obtains competency in a course, he or she may NOT receive credit for the course if he or she chooses to enroll. Credit will be granted if students score a four or five, with the credit determination made by the Office of Academic Affairs. An official transcript from the CEEB must be received before credit for the tests can be awarded.
Please note that each academic department retains the prerogative to determine in which course(s) the competency or credit should be assigned. In conjunction with the Office of Academic Affairs, departments regularly review their competency and credit standards to ensure that the course(s) for which competency or credit is assigned reflect as accurately as possible the content of the AP test. Up to eight semester hours may be awarded for a single AP test. No student may accrue more than 30 semester hours through AP tests.