Advanced Standing Credit Policies

Advanced Placement Program

As a participant in the Advanced Placement Program of The College Board, Lasell will grant university credit to students who present entrance scores of at least 3 on Advanced Placement tests offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Students should have their scores sent directly from ETS to the Office of Admission at Lasell University. The Office of Admission will evaluate the number of Lasell University credits awarded under the Advanced Placement Program.

International Baccalaureate

Candidates who have completed International Baccalaureate Higher Level (HL) subjects and have received a score of at least 4 on the diploma program examinations may be granted university credit. Students should have their scores sent directly to the Office of Admission at Lasell University from IBO or have them printed on their official secondary school transcript.

International General Certificate of Secondary Education

Lasell University recognizes the International General Certificate of Secondary Education, or IGCSE and may award credit for A-Level completed coursework. Students who have taken O-Level courses are eligible for admission provided they have no less than five strong passes. However, university credit is not awarded for O-Level completed coursework.

Additional Advanced Standing Credit Opportunities

Lasell students may accelerate their individual programs with advanced standing credit, which may be earned through the following:

  • French Baccalaureate exams
  • German Abitur exams
  • Swiss Federal Maturite exams with a coefficient of
  • Danish Studentereksamen
  • Lebanese Baccalaureate
  • Italian Maturita
  • Icelandic Studentsprof - Menntaskoli exams
  • Finnish Ylioppilastutkinto
  • Singaporean exams
  • Canadian (Quebec) two-year CEGEP
  • Hong Kong HKALE