WORKING WITH YOUR ADVISOR 

Welcome transfer students! The advisors in the ACE Center look forward to working with you to help make your AUP journey an exciting intellectual and personal discovery.  You will be assigned to a dedicated transfer advisor during your first semester at AUP in order to provide specialized support during this transition and to ensure that all your credits have been correctly transferred. Upon completion of your first semester you will get reassigned to an advisor who matches as much as possible your academic interests and needs. You will move into coursework tied to your previous academic standing and based on consultations with your advisor. 

 

HOW TRANSFER CREDITS WORK 

The American University of Paris will transfer credits from regionally or nationally accredited universities. We have a vast experience dealing with international institutions. 

  • Transfer students receive “credit” for previously completed university courses where a grade of “C” or higher was earned 

  • Only credits, not grades transfer to AUP 

  • Students may transfer a maximum of 64 credits from all sources (i.e., advanced credit awards and transfer credits) 

  • Students must complete 50% of their upper-level major requirements at AUP 

  • Some majors have more specific rules in regard to transfer credits 

  • Students may apply up to 8 credits of transfer work to a minor 

  • The last 16 degree credits must be completed in residency at AUP 

Remember that you must submit your official transcripts to the AUP Admissions Office by the end of your first semester at AUP in order to be awarded transfer credit for external coursework you have done at an accredited post-secondary institution. External coursework reflected on an official transcript that is submitted after your first semester at AUP is not eligible to receive transfer credit. 

 

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADVANCED STANDING CREDIT 

Students who have passed any of the secondary school leaving exams with certain scores qualify to receive academic credit that counts toward the 128 credits required to graduate from AUP. This is called advanced standing credit. Advanced standing credit is granted in the following cases:  

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma/Certificate: 32 semester credits for diploma results of 30 or above; 8 semester credits for diploma results between 24 and 29 for each HL score of 4 or above; 8 semester credits for each IB HL Certificate with a score of 4 or above.  Students receiving an IB score of 33 or above are also eligible for the AUP IB Diploma Scholarship. 

  • Advanced Placement “AP” Tests (College Board): 8 semester credits for each AP test passed with a grade of 4 or above, not to exceed 24 credits. AUP's CEEB code is 0866. 

  • GCE 'A' Level Examinations: 32 semester credits for at least three subjects in which an A, B, or C was achieved; 11 semester credits for each individual subject in which an A, B, or C was achieved. 

  • Bulgarian Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie: 32 credits with a minimum average grade of 4. 

  • Danish Studentereksamen: 32 credits with a minimum average grade of 9. 

  • Dutch VWO (Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs): 32 semester credits a minimum average of 6. 

  • Finnish Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamensbetyg: 32 credits with a minimum average grade of 9. 

  • French Baccalauréat: 32 semester credits. 

  • German Abitur: 32 semester credits with a minimum grade of 3. 

  • Italian Maturita: 32 semester credits with a minimum average grade of 60. 

  • Lebanese Baccalauréat: 32 semester credits.  

  • Norwegian Vitnemål–Videregående Opplæring: 32 semester credits with a minimum average grade of 4 

  • Romanian Diploma de Bacalaureat: 32 semester credits with a minimum average grade of 4 

  • Swedish Fullständigt Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan: 32 credits with a minimum average grade of VG (15) 

  • Swiss Matura: 32 semester credits with a minimum grade of 4 (depending on grading scale)