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.

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.

For more information please visit the Board of Regents website. 

If you have questions regarding AP or IB please contact:   

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

Office of the Registrar

O'Harra Building, Room 201

Office Hours

Academic Year:
7:30 am to 4:30 pm
7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Phone: (605) 394-2400
Fax: (605) 394-1268

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