Course Placement

At the University of Rochester, we take your experience into consideration when determining the proper level to begin the study of a particular subject through a variety of methods:

  • Subject area placement examinations, administered and managed by University of Rochester faculty
  • Select secondary school exam scores (including Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exam scores)
  • Previous college-level coursework that qualifies for transfer credit
  • Any prerequisites you have met through coursework, extracurricular experience, or examination

Use the buttons below to learn more about these placement methods.

AP & IB exam scores

University of Rochester placement exams

Transfer credit/previous coursework