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Deadline Reminder: August 15th to Decline Notation of AP Credit(s)

August 7th, 2017

Greetings Incoming Students,

This is a reminder of the August 15th Deadline to decline specific AP credits that you do not want recorded on your transcript prior to the fall semester.

If you have not already done so, please carefully review Brown's AP policies online (click the link), consider if you might wish to take any courses that have a corresponding AP credit, and enter ASK (click the link and go to "Incoming Students>Test Scores") to accept or decline AP credit(s) for your AP exam scores. 

Students who are eligible to place out of introductory courses do not always wish to do so because they want to take these courses at Brown as a foundation for higher level courses.  This is a reason to "decline" the AP credit because once posted to your transcript as a course equivalent, the notation is permanent and prohibits registration in that course.  Another reason to "decline" an AP credit is if you feel you cannot yet determine the appropriate level course to take.  We recommend that you consult a department placement advisor and your first-year advisor and "shop" different level courses early in the fall registration period before making a final decision. You can always request the AP credit later, as long as you do so before you graduate, and it was never posted to your record (and you did not take the corresponding course).

If you are certain that you wish to place out of a particular course and register for a higher level course that has it as a prerequisite, electing to "accept" the AP credit will permit you to register for the higher level course without a registration override from the course instructor.



Dean Maitrayee Bhattacharyya

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