Higher Education Credit and Placement

Endorsement by Higher Education Professionals

AP Computer Science Principles was created with significant support from the National Science Foundation and more than 50 leading high school and higher education computer science educators who piloted the program at their institutions.

Academic leaders from over 100 colleges and universities reviewed the flexible and rigorous curriculum framework found in the AP Computer Science Principles Course and Exam Description (.pdf/2.05 MB).

 These professionals overwhelmingly stated that they:

  • believed the course is a college-level computing course (88%).
  • would award college credit (86%).
  • would offer a comparable course (70%).

Credit and Placement Policies

Over 950 colleges and universities offer credit, advanced placement, or both for qualifying scores on the AP Computer Science Principles Exam.

Use our credit policy search tool to see a list of colleges that accept AP CSP or check the policy of a specific college.