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Advanced Placement Exams

Butte College awards credit for successful completion of Advance Placement, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams.  Students must submit official score reports to the Assessment Office.  Credit awarded may be substituted for coursework applicable to degree and certificate requirements, and also may be used to transfer to four-year colleges and universities subject to limitations imposed by those institutions.  

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP exams are taken each May at participating high schools.  By taking an AP course in high school and earning a qualifying score on the related AP exam, you may be exempt from portions of the assessment, skip introductory courses, receive advanced placement, receive college credit, and save on college expenses. Visit the College Board to learn more about AP exams.

College Level Exam Program (CLEP)

CLEP is a group of standardized tests that assess college-level knowledge in several subject areas. Many colleges grant credit to students who meet their minimum qualifying score. The tests are useful for students who have obtained knowledge outside the classroom, such as through independent study, job experience, or cultural interaction. CLEP also offers international and home-schooled students the opportunity to demonstrate their proficiency in subject areas and bypass undergraduate coursework.  Visit our Regional Testing Center for instructions on taking a CLEP exam.


View the complete AP and CLEP policy from the Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog.

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