Main content
Main content

Advanced Standing

Applying AP and IB Exams Toward Your Degree

Advanced Standing is an option that allows you to graduate in three years, or complete the AB/AM or AB/SM program in four years. 

To qualify, you must meet requirements, as demonstrated by your record on College Board Advanced Placement tests or the International Baccalaureate. The College will also consider some international credentials.

While you must have completed these exams prior to attending Harvard, you will not need to decide whether to pursue Advanced Standing until at the end of your second year. Our advisers will help make sure your choices align with your academic goals.

For more information, see complete information on pursuing Advanced Standing from the Office of Undergraduate Education.

VISIT HARVARD

John Harvard Statue in front of University Hall

Stroll through Harvard Yard, ask Admissions staff all your questions, and feel the warmth of the Harvard community. See tour dates and times.