Monmouth University grants college credit (Advanced Standing) for secondary school courses that have been validated by the Advanced Placement Examination Board. In most cases, credit is awarded for Monmouth University course equivalents of the subject matter covered by the examination when the AP examination scores are 3, 4, or 5. See the Advanced Placement Exams chart for specific Monmouth equivalencies.
Monmouth University accepts International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program Credit based on Higher Level examination achievement. Scores of a 5, 6, or 7 must be earned in order to receive credit for the IB. International Baccalaureate courses are graded on a scale of 1 (minimum) to 7 (maximum). Official IB transcripts should be forwarded to the Office of Undergraduate Admission for official evaluation. Monmouth does not grant IB credits for subjects taken at the Standard Level.
Students will be given credit in specific subject areas on a course-by-course basis; credit policies will be determined by the academic department to which the credit will be transferred. Please refer to the International Baccalaureate chart for specific Monmouth equivalencies.
Monmouth University will grant three (3) credits as a Political Science elective for students who enroll at Monmouth University and who have successfully completed The American Legion Jersey Boys State Program (ALJBS).
Monmouth University provides a taste of college life as well as a head start in college for secondary school students who have completed at least their junior year. Credits earned are held in escrow and may be applied toward a degree at Monmouth after the student is matriculated as a regular student, or they may be transferred. By taking advantage of this opportunity and with careful planning of course sequences, it may be possible for a student to complete requirements for a baccalaureate degree in three calendar years.
Monmouth University also grants credit for college courses taken at another accredited institution while the student was still attending high school. In order to evaluate credit, official transcripts must be submitted from that institution for evaluation.
A candidate for admission who has been homeschooled is asked to follow these guidelines in the application process. Please note that all homeschooled students are required to meet their home state requirements and submit appropriate supporting documentation demonstrating that they have done so, should they be asked to do so by Monmouth University. Applicants should: