Credit Earned in High School

Advanced Placement

Tacoma Community College grants credits to entering first-year students who have earned scores of 3 or higher on the Educational Testing Service’s (ETS) Advanced Placement Tests. Students who wish to receive advanced placement credits must send their ETS test scores to Enrollment Services credential evaluators for evaluation. The number of credits and grades of ‘S’ recorded for all courses for which credit is granted will be noted on the transcript. Advanced placement credits fulfill either distribution or elective requirements for an associate degree.


If you have taken an AP exam contact the College Board to request your AP exam scores be sent to TCC Enrollment Services for processing. 

Advanced Placement Policy

International Baccalaureate (IB)

International Baccalaureate students who have earned successful IB Higher-Level test scores may request college credit for IB higher-level (HL) work. No college credit is given for Standard Level (SL) course work. Tacoma Community College academic departments evaluate students’ individual records prior to awarding advanced placement credit. Students should submit official test scores for evaluation to Enrollment Services in Building 7 or to

International Baccalaureate Policy

Subject HL Test Score College Credit
Chemistry 6 No credit, exemption from CHEM& 161. Placement into CHEM& 162.
Chemistry 7 No credit, exemption from CHEM& 161, CHEM& 162. Placement into CHEM& 163
Math 5 MATH& 141
Math 6 MATH& 142
Math 7 MATH& 151
Physics 6 or above Dept. evaluation required

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