Academic Information & Guidelines

Credit by Examination (AP & CLEP)

Hillsdale College recognizes the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Students taking college-level courses in secondary school and performing at a satisfactory level (4 or 5) on the Advanced Placement Examinations will be granted advanced placement and college credit. Please check with a high school guidance counselor for the dates of these examinations.  The International Baccalaureate Program is also recognized.

Hillsdale College also recognizes the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board. CLEP is available to students seeking credit on the basis of experience rather than formal study. Not all available CLEP tests are accepted for credit by Hillsdale College.

If a student has more than four hours of Advanced Placement credit in French, German, or Spanish, or if a student has transferred and is expected to transfer more than four hours of French, German, or Spanish credit from another institution, said student is not eligible to take the CLEP exam in the corresponding foreign language for credit.

Advanced Placement Credit Policy

CLEP Credit Policy

International Baccalaureate Credit Policy