Office for Prior Learning Assessment

Advanced Placement Exams

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***Due the the COVID-19 outbreak CollegeBoard recently announced changes to Advanced Placement® (AP) Exam content and format (online) for spring 2020. Please note:  USM will continue to offer credit for AP exams successfully completed with a score of 3 or higher in accordance with our current testing equivalencies.*** 

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit at USM


USM Equivalencies and Passing Scores

Almost all AP Scores of three or higher are awarded some credit at USM. Here is a list of USM course equivalencies for your Advanced Placement exams. 

Receiving Credit for your AP Exams at USM

The University of Maine Shared Processing Center 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).

  • The address to send archived AP scores to:

                              USM-Prior Learning Assessment
                              253 Luther Bonney Hall
                              85 Bedford St
                              Portland, ME 04104    

Posting Your AP Credits at USM

Once the University of Maine System Shared Processing Center has received your official AP transcript they will alert USM's Office for Prior Learning Assessment to post passing scores to your USM academic transcript. You will receive an email from Prior Learning Assessment letting you know when your scores have been posted.


USM AP Equivalencies 5-11-20
CollegeBoard Website
Archived AP Scores Request Form