Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Advanced Credit

Advanced Placement—Students who have taken advanced placement courses in secondary school and wish to be considered for advanced credit or placement must take Advanced Placement tests of The College Board. All entering students who submit a score of four or five on these tests may receive one course credit for each tested area toward the 32-course graduation requirement. Course credit for advanced placement will be lost if a student takes the equivalent course at Gettysburg.

International Baccalaureate—Gettysburg College recognizes the quality of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in the admission process. In addition, the College awards one course credit in each subject area for Higher Level examination scores of five or higher.

Advanced Credit from College Courses—High school students who have taken regular courses at the college level in regionally accredited two or four-year colleges may receive credit for these courses. 

Enrolled students will be asked to submit their official college transcripts to the Registrar for review. 

British 'A' LevelsCredit is awarded for a grade of 'C' or higher on the British 'A' Levels.

Deferred Enrollment or Gap Year

Accepted students who wish to delay their enrollment at Gettysburg for a semester or a year may request Deferred Enrollment by contacting the Admission Office. The request for Deferred Enrollment must indicate the length of time requested for deferral, the reason for requesting the deferral, and the proposed activities of the student during the time of the deferral. The Dean of Admission will respond to the deferral request in writing through email. The student must submit a nonrefundable $500 enrollment deposit to the Office of Admission in order to complete the deferral process.

Accepted students requesting deferral who have been awarded one of the College’s competitive merit scholarships may retain the award. Students with a financial need, must file the FAFSA by February 1 .We will need to know enrollment intent by February 15.

Deferred students may not enroll in additional high school course work, matriculate at another college/university or take more than two college courses for credit as a non-matriculated student in any one semester/term during their time of deferral. Doing so nullifies their admission and scholarship offers and requires new admission and scholarship decisions to be rendered. Students wishing to enroll in college courses are advised to consult with the Office of Admission to ensure credit will transfer to Gettysburg.