Connecticut Colleges and Universities Honor College Credit for 2020 AP Exams

UConn, CSCU, and CCIC support College Board AP Exam changes in response to coronavirus, and promote acceptance of AP credit at Connecticut colleges and universities

Today, the University of Connecticut (UConn), Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU), And Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges (CCIC) announced they support Connecticut colleges and universities accepting credits for qualifying scores for their institutions earned on the College Board’s online AP Exams this May.

In response to school closings due to the impact and ongoing threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the College Board is helping all AP students worldwide complete their AP coursework through free, daily online courses on YouTube. At the request of an overwhelming majority of students, the College Board has also developed AP Exams that can be taken online this year, on any device a student has access to— computer, tablet, or smartphone.

“UConn fully supports the changes to the AP Exam made by the College Board,” said Nathan Fuerst, Vice President for Enrollment Planning & Management. “We understand students need flexibility at this time of crisis and are committed to honoring the AP credit they earn.”

“CCIC believes that this is the time to remove unnecessary hurdles for students on the path to college success,” said Jennifer Widness, President Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges. “The online courses will be rigorous and the exam results will be valid—as we always count on them to be.”

“The opportunity to save money by earning college credit during high school is important to students,” said Jane Gates, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Connecticut State Colleges & Universities. “We applaud College Board for quickly implementing these inclusive and innovative solutions, which could positively impact so many students and families.”

“It is gratifying to see UCONN, CSCU, and CCIC support this year’s solution to AP Exams,” said Trevor Packer,” said Trevor Packer, senior vice president of AP and Instruction at the College Board. “Connecticut students have worked hard in their AP courses all year, and they deserve the chance to earn college credit. We are living in extraordinary times with many challenges, yet these students are showing great resilience.”

About UConn: The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 32,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Visit UConn at https://uconn.edu/

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About CSCU: The Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) provide affordable, innovative and rigorous programs for students to achieve their personal and career goals as well as contribute to the economic growth of Connecticut. Visit CSCU at https://www.ct.edu/

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About CCIC: Founded in 1932, the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges (CCIC) is an association that represents 15 accredited nonprofit independent colleges and universities in Connecticut. CCIC provides public policy leadership and support of higher education, fosters cooperative efforts among colleges and universities and serves as a liaison between the state and the independent institutions. Visit CCIC at http://www.theccic.org

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For more information, please contact Leigh Appleby, Director of Communications at 860-723-0617, applebyl@ct.edu