Advanced standing and college credit may be awarded to students who complete college-level work while still in high school. The College will grant matriculated students a maximum of 30 credits on the basis of special examinations taken prior to admission. These include Advanced Placement Courses (AP), College Level Examination Programs (CLEP) and International Baccalaureate (IB). 

Advanced Placement (AP)

Credits are awarded to students with official score reports of three or higher on any Advanced Placement (AP) exam (unless otherwise denoted​).  Please see the Advanced Placement course equivalency chart to see if credit applies. You should designate the College of Staten Island (CUNY CSI/School Code 2778) at the time you take the exam or if you later request official AP scores to be sent by CollegeBoard to the Registrar’s Office for review.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Students who earn the minimum required score on a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam, as determined by the College, will be awarded credit toward their degree based on approved articulation. Please see the College Level Examination Program articulation chart to see if credit applies. Official scores need to be sent by CollegeBoard to the Registrar’s Office for review.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

CSI recognizes and awards credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level (HL) exams with scores of 5 or better. No credit is awarded for IB Standard Level exams with the exception of a 5 or greater on the MTH SL. Students with an IB diploma may submit their scores to the Registrar's Office for evaluation by the appropriate academic departments.