Office for Prior Learning Assessment

PLA Advanced Placement Examinations

Advanced Placement Credit at USM

pla-boileauDid you take an Advanced Placement course in high school? At the end of the course, did you take the examination developed by CollegeBoard, and administered by the Educational Testing Service? Did you earn a score of 3 or better? If so, congratulations! You are eligible for college credit at USM.

USM Equivalencies for AP Passing Scores

Learn the USM course equivalencies for your Advanced Placement exams with a score of 3 or better.

Would You Like Your AP Scores to Earn Credit at USM?

PLA at USM must have an official score transcript from CollegeBoard® at ETS in order to evaluate your scores for college credit.

  • If your scores are fewer than four years old, contact AP Services for your score report:  AP Transcript Service, PO Box 6671, Princeton, NJ 05541-6671, or call 1-888-225-5427, or fax at (610) 290-8979.
  • If your AP scores are more than four years old, complete the Archived AP Scores Request Form and submit the form with a $25 fee per transcript to the address on the form.

Be sure to request that your score transcript be sent to school code #3691 (USM) in care of:

Kate Mitchell, Office for Prior Learning Assessment, University of Southern Maine, 247 Luther Bonney Hall, 85 Bedford Street, Portland, Maine   04104-9300

Post Your Credits to the USM Transcripts

Once USM has received your official AP score transcript, PLA will evaluate it and send you an e-mail with the total number of credits you have earned. Your credits will be automatically posted to your USM academic transcript. Please check MaineStreet periodically to be sure that your AP scores appear.