Advanced Standing Exam Scores & Curriculum Fulfillment

The Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (A-Level), and NYU Shanghai Placement Exam scores received prior to matriculation at NYU Shanghai may be used to wholly or partially fulfill Core Curriculum requirements, however, AP, IB, and A-Level scores cannot be awarded for NYU Shanghai credits or be used to fulfill the prerequisite for upper-level courses.

Sending Advanced Placement (AP) Scores

Sending your AP and IB exams to NYU

Instruction for sending AP scores: Students may choose New York University Shanghai (School Code: 2562) or New York University (School Code: 2563) as the institution. If you are selecting New York University Shanghai as the institute, select China as the country of the institution. If you are selecting New York University as the institution, select United States as the country and New York as the state. See the sample of choosing an institution.

Once students submit the request, it usually takes the College Board 2 – 4 weeks to send scores from within the past 5 years. Scores from 5 or more years ago will take longer (4-6 weeks) to arrive because they are “archived” and need to be mailed. Scores will be processed within one week of receipt.

Sending International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam Scores

IB scores must be released electronically via the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to New York University. For most students, the IB coordinator at your school should help you identify which university the scores should be sent to before you sit for the exams. Scores are released on January 5 for November exams and on July 5 for May exams. See the instruction for requesting the IB Exam transcript and certificate.

Advanced Standing Exam Scores & Curriculum Fulfillment
Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • AP Environmental Science: Score of 4 or higher
Experimental Discovery (ED)
  • AP Psychology: Score of 4 or higher
  • IB Psychology HL: Score of 6 or higher
  • A Level Psychology: Score of B or higher
  • AP Physics C- Mech: Score of 4 or higher
  • AP Physics C – E&M: Score of 4 or higher
Science, Technology, and Society & Experimental Discovery (STS & ED)
  • AP Physics 1 & 2: Score of 4 or higher
  • AP Chemistry: Score of 4 or higher
  • AP Biology: Score of 4 or higher
  • AP Physics C- Mech: Score of 4 or higher
  • AP Physics C – E&M: Score of 4 or higher
  • IB Biology HL: Score of 6 or higher
  • IB Chemistry HL: Score of 6 or higher
  • IB Physics HL: Score of 6 or higher
  • A Level Biology: Score of B or higher
  • A Level Chemistry: Score of B or higher
  • A Level Physics: Score of B or higher
Algorithmic Thinking (AT)
  • AP Computer Science: Score of 4 or higher
  • IB Computer Science HL: Score of 6 or higher
  • NYU Shanghai Placement Exam for Introduction to Computer Science
Mathematics
  • AP Calculus AB or BC: Score of 4 or higher
  • IB Mathematics HL: Score of 6 or higher
  • A Level Mathematics: Score of B or higher
  • NYU Shanghai Place Into Calculus Exam
Exam Score & Curriculum Fulfillment FAQs
1. Can I receive credits for the AP, IB or A-Level, or NYU Placement exam that I took?

No corresponding credits will be awarded.

2. Can I use my AP, IB, or A-Level exam scores to fulfill the prerequisite for upper-level courses?

No, AP, IB, or A-Level exam scores cannot be used to fulfill the prerequisite for upper-level courses.

3. Can I take AP, IB or A-Level after I enrolled at NYU Shanghai?

No, exam scores should be received prior to the student’s matriculation at NYU Shanghai.

4. Will my exams (AP, IB, and A-Level) scores be recorded on my transcript?

Scores will only appear on the students’ NYU Shanghai unofficial transcripts, but not the official transcripts.