Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement Principles:

Credit is given for a score of three (3) or higher. AP literature and composition or AP language and composition: students receiving a 4 or 5 will be given credit and are waived of the “basic communication” requirement. Students who receive a 3 will be given credit but will be required to take the course to fulfill that requirement. 

A maximum of 30 “test” credits (including AP, IB and CLEP) can be applied toward a Purchase degree. 

If you are awarded credit for a particular course, you will not receive credit if you repeat this course.

AP credits do not carry grades.

AP credit may be used to fulfill major requirements where listed.

AP credit may be used to satisfy General Education requirement as specified in the chart link below.

If possible, before taking college-level courses in high school, contact an Admissions Counselor to determine whether or not you can receive credit for a particular test or course. 

Advanced Placement Chart

Majors in the Liberal Studies B.A. Degree Completion Program:

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies: Arts

Liberal Studies:
Media Studies

Liberal Studies:
Legal Studies

Purchase College does not offer evaluative interviews for admissions except for select programs in the Visual and Performing Arts. These interviews occur during the application process by invitation only.
However, if you are interested in speaking with an admissions counselor you can arrange an informative interview. These interviews must be made in advance on weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. by calling the Office of Admissions at 914-251-6300.
The lack of an interview will not have an adverse impact on your admissions decision.