Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing is designed for students who wish to accelerate their study and for those ready to undertake specialized work early. An eligible student may activate Advanced Standing to graduate after only six or seven terms in the College or, if accepted, remain a fourth year to pursue one of several specific master’s degree programs.

Credit toward graduation is granted for Advanced Placement exams, International Baccalaureate higher levels, and other international credentials only if a student activates Advanced Standing. 


Incoming students who are eligible for Advanced Standing are encouraged to talk with freshman advisors and faculty after they arrive on campus about this opportunity. Students may also contact the Office of Undergraduate Education at to meet with one of the Advanced Standing advisers.