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Participating Universities

Many universities grant credit or advanced placement (or both) to students based on qualifying AP Exam scores. Each institution sets its own policies regarding credit and placement.

See which Canadian universitiesopens in a new window offer credit or advanced placement for qualifying AP Exam scores.*

Fifteen Leading Canadian Universities

Participation in AP increases every year, with more and more students sending their exam scores to Canadian universites to support the admission process or to gain advanced placement. Here are the top 15 universities, based on how many students submitted their exam scores to them.

Number of AP Exam Scores Sent to Universities, by Year

University 2012 2011 2010
1. University of British Columbia 2685 2497 2428
2. McGill University 2144 1795 1795
3. University of Toronto 1641 1337 1138
4. University of Alberta 1108 1083 925
5. University of Waterloo 726 615 490
6. Simon Fraser University 535 483 453
7. University of Saskatchewan 402 377 323
8. Queens University 366 354 350
9. University of Manitoba 340 360 348
10. University of Victoria 315 298 301
11. University of Calgary 307 274 294
12. Memorial University 277 349 399
13. University of Regina 237 223 223
14. University of Western Ontario 192 187 206
15. McMaster University 177 182 160
Total Number of Exams Received 11452 10414 9833

*This information was accurate at the time of publishing. For current information about the specific policies of any university, contact the director of admissions of the institution.