Advanced Credit Information

Advanced Placement

Entering freshmen students who have completed an honors course in high school and:

  • Have taken and successfully passed the appropriate College Entrance Examination  Board (CEEB) with a score of 3,  4 or 5 may be selected for advanced course work.
  • Click on AP to display courses and AP scores accepted.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP is the College-Level Examination Program, which offers you the opportunity to obtain credits toward your college degree requirements.  CLEP offers two types of tests: General Exams and Subject Exams.

If interested, visit the CLEP Resources page.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

SD Mines recognizes the rigor of IB courses and the IB Diploma Program and encourages students to complete higher level courses and exams when ready. 

  • Students who complete  higher level courses and exams and obtain a score of 5 or above will be considered for advanced placement credit in the corresponding course.

See IB scores and equivalent courses.

If you have questions regarding AP or IB please contact: 

Registrar and Academic Services
501 E. Saint Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: 605-394-2400 or toll-free 1-800-544-8162, Ext. 2400