UK recognizes exams taken through the College Board Advanced Placement Program, the International Baccalaureate Program, and also awards transfer credit for courses completed through Dual Credit Programs. Completing courses and exams prior beginning studies at UK can save both time and money, allowing you to increased flexibility with your studies and you can earn your degree faster.
For Advanced Placement (AP) exams, a minimum score of 3 is required to earn college credit at UK. Many of the exam topics will fulfill UK Core requirements and can also count for your major as well. Currently, UK ranks among the top 100 schools for receipt of AP test score results.
International Baccalaureate Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) exams require a minimum score of 5 to earn college credit at UK and, like AP exams, they can also satisfy UK Core and major requirements.
Many high school students take advantage of Dual Credit programs which allow the classes students take to count for both high school and college credit. Courses can be taught at the high school or at a college campus in your area. Courses completed through dual enrollment programs can be transferred to UK as transfer credit, and can count for UK Core and major requirements. Dual credit programs are offered at various high schools and college across the region and across the United States. Contact your high school guidance counselor for assistance in locating dual credit programs in your area.
More information about earning college credit while still in high school can be found here.