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What is "exempt credit?"

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Green Pirate, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. Green Pirate

    Green Pirate Neurotic Neuro Enthusiast 5+ Year Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    I was looking at NYU's FAQ and this was on of the Q&As I came across:

    Q: If I received AP credit, can I use it to fulfill a required course?

    A: Yes, as long as it appears as AP credit on your undergraduate transcript. On the secondary application, enter AP in the grade box. Please note: We do not accept exempt credit for any required course.

    What does "exempt credit" mean? I'm thinking it's something different from AP credit, because otherwise I have no idea what their answer is.
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  3. Meatwad

    Meatwad Reformed 7+ Year Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    I think I know what they mean.

    In my example, I had AP English Comp. and AP US History in high school. On my UG transcript, it lists the AP English course as being considered 3 credits and therefore a cognate to the English 101 course there. For the AP US History, though, one of the gen-ed requirements was fulfilled, but it was worth no credits. Therefore, I was exempted from taking that gen ed class, but it's not actually worth credit.

    Sounds like what NYU means.
  4. fotografía

    fotografía Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    It's used, for instance, if you take an exam to place out of a course (a school exam, NOT AP). At my UG, most people place out of first semester Inorganic Chem by taking an exam and we were told by our pre-health advisor to list the course we placed out of as "exempt credit."
  5. Green Pirate

    Green Pirate Neurotic Neuro Enthusiast 5+ Year Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    ah i see. Thanks for clearing that up.

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