Washington Establishes Statewide AP Credit Policy
Washington Establishes Statewide AP Credit PolicySara Sympson, Associate Director, Communications
On May 4, 2017, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law S.B. 5234, legislation sponsored by Senator Mark Mullet and Rep. Melanie Stambaugh, which requires the state’s public college and university system to establish a uniform policy of awarding college credit for Advanced Placement (AP) Exam scores of 3 or higher. Under current law, each institution is allowed to develop its own requirements for awarding credit, and some schools require higher scores than others. The new law takes effect this summer.
Students from Capitol Classroom who championed the bill throughout the legislative process were invited to witness the governor’s signing.
The College Board thanks Washington officials and educators for their leadership in helping to ensure that students have the opportunity to receive the credits they’ve earned. Washington is the 23rd state to enact a system-wide uniform AP credit policy.