BYU encourages students to enroll in AP (Advanced Placement) or IB (International Baccalaureate) classes where available. Following are a few of the major benefits of taking these college prep courses:
- Because AP and IB courses are measured by a universal standard, students who take these courses will receive extra consideration in the BYU admission process.
- Depending on the number and type of courses taken, students can receive university credit before even graduating from high school.
- Students who take AP or IB courses are usually more prepared for the rigors of college coursework, as well as the ACT/SAT, because of the study skills, discipline, and knowledge gained while taking such courses.
- Students who take AP and IB courses gain support from motivated peers and mentors.
Is AP/IB right for me?
The decision to take AP or IB courses should be considered carefully by the student, parents, and a school counselor. Students and parents may wish to talk to an AP/IB teacher or coordinator to learn more about the difficulties of a particular course. They will want to be sure to consider the workload and the preparation required for the course. We recommend not taking an AP/IB course unless students can maintain at least a B+ average.
Sending AP Scores to BYU
If BYU has not received your AP scores and you wish to receive credit for them, you must do one of the following:
- Contact AP Scores and Reporting Services to request that your scores be sent to BYU (there will be a fee for this service).
- If your high school has included your AP scores on your transcript, request that they mail us a transcript.
All documents should be mailed to:
Provo, UT 84602
Sending IB Scores to BYU
Official IB high school transcripts or a transcript directly from the IB office will be accepted. If you would like to request your IB transcript, please visit the following URL: