Advanced Credit

Georgetown participates in the College Board Advanced Placement Program and awards course exemptions and college credit to entering students with qualifying scores (see policies below). Applicants who seek advanced placement because they have taken one or more of the Advanced Placement Examinations should authorize the release of their scores to Georgetown University during the summer prior to enrollment.

Georgetown participates in the International Baccalaureate Program and awards credit to entering students with qualifying scores. For any IB subjects that receive credit (see policies below) credit is only awarded for a score of 6 or 7 on the IB Higher Level exams. No credit is awarded for IB Standard Level exams. If a student has both AP scores and IB scores eligible for credit in the same subject, the student may apply credit from the AP exam or the IB exam, but not both.

Students taught college-level courses by high school faculty are not eligible for credit in those courses, but are encouraged to take the Advanced Placement Examinations in order to be considered for credit. Students who have had occasion to take one or two regular college courses while in high school should submit an official college transcript for evaluation prior to enrollment.

Students who are enrolled in joint high school/college programs (taking college courses on college campuses while working concurrently for high school and college credit) are advised to apply as first year students, but should not expect credit for more than four courses. Participation in such programs will not significantly shorten the length of a degree program at Georgetown.

CREDIT TRANSFER FOR International PROGRAMS

Credit award for international programs will vary by School and by subject. Students should contact their appropriate Dean's Office for further information.

  1. French Baccalauréat: must have coefficient of 4 or higher and receive minimum grade of 15 for credit to be awarded. No credit awarded for English unless literature course within the option internationale. Language credit awarded based on placement.
  2. Italian Maturitá: must receive minimum grade of 8 on transcript for credit to be awarded and must receive minimum of 70 (100 is highest grade) on the overall maturita for credit to be awarded. No credit awarded for English. Language credit awarded based on placement.
  3. British A-levels: must receive grade of A or better for credit to be awarded. Language credit awarded based on placement. The maximum credit award for an A-level is 6 credits.
  4. British AS-levels: must receive grade of A or better for credit to be awarded. Language credit awarded based on placement. The maximum credit award for an AS-level is 3 credits.
  5. German Abitur: must receive minimum grade of 12 (on 1–15 scale, with 15 being the highest) or gut if no numerical grade assigned for credit to be awarded. Credit awarded only for subjects in which Abiturprufung (national examination) has been taken. No credit awarded for English.
  6. Cambridge Pre-U: must receive minimum grade of D3 or better for credit to be awarded.

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CREDIT AWARDS

Other international high school programs and diplomas will be evaluated for transfer credit on a case-by-case basis.  Final credit will be determined by the program in which students matriculate and upon departmental review.

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2017-2018 Advanced Placement (AP) Examination Policy

Georgetown’s Advanced Placement Examination Policy reflects the different graduation requirements of the undergraduate schools by making awards based on the student’s school and major. The policy is listed by test below. Georgetown does not award exemption or credit for a score of 1, 2, or 3, and it does not award sophomore standing, although there is no limit to the number of credits that can be awarded. The credits awarded are translated into Georgetown courses at a rate of 3, 4, 5, or 6 credits per course. These credits and courses can be used to graduate early. For transfers, qualified scores will be considered during the credit evaluation process along with their college courses. The student is advised to consult with his or her faculty advisor or Dean’s Office as to how the award affects course selection. If a student takes a course for which Advanced Placement credit has been received, then the student loses the Advanced Placement credit previously awarded for that course. This policy is reviewed annually in consultation with the deans and the academic departments and is subject to change.

In the field of languages, the results of the Advanced Placement Examinations are considered together with results of SAT II scores or Georgetown placement examinations. The placement examinations are administered to new students during Orientation in the fall and are necessary if a student has not taken the SAT II and wants to be considered for course exemption and college credit.

The tests are listed in alphabetical order. Course titles follow the course numbers. Course descriptions can be found online at http://courses.georgetown.edu. School codes used below are as follows:

  • COL: Georgetown College
  • SFS: Walsh School of Foreign Service
  • MSB: McDonough School of Business
  • NHS: School of Nursing and Health Studies

Art History    For a score of 4 or 5, students will receive three credits (one course) and be excused from taking ARTH-101 and ARTH-102.  Students with AP credit in Art History would be required to take an additional nine courses to complete the major, or an additional five courses to complete the minor.  Only in unusual circumstances and with the approval of the department may an Art History major or minor with AP credit be permitted to take ARTH-101 or 102 for credit toward the major or minor.  AP credit in Art History will not fulfill the core Humanities: Art, Literature and Culture requirement.

Art Studio Portfolios

Art Studio Drawing    For a score of 5, the student will receive three credits for ARTS-110 (Drawing I); however, this credit will not fulfill the student's core Humanities: Arts, Literature and Culture requirement. For a score of 4, the student will not receive credit but will receive a waiver for ARTS-110 (Drawing I).

Art Studio 2 D Design    For a score of 5, the student will receive three credits for ARTS-100 (Exploring Art: Form & Meaning); however, this credit will not fulfill the student's core Humanities: Arts, Literature and Culture requirement. For a score of 4, the student will not receive credit but will receive a waiver for ARTS-100 (Exploring Art: Form & Meaning).

Art Studio 3 D Design    For a score of 5, the student will receive three credits for ARTS-100 (Exploring Art: Form & Meaning); however, this credit will not fulfill the student's core Humanities: Arts, Literature and Culture requirement.  For a score of 4, the student will not receive credit but will receive a waiver for ARTS-100 (Exploring Art: Form & Meaning).

For students who receive 5’s on all three studio exams, a maximum of six credits will be awarded for Drawing I (ARTS-110) and ARTS-100 (Exploring Art: Form & Meaning); however, these credits will not fulfill the student's core Humanities: Arts, Literature and Culture requirement.

Biology    For students who are not majoring in any of the majors from the Department of Biology, a score of 4 or 5 will earn three or four credits, respectively, at the level of a one-semester course for non-majors. For COL students, these credits will count toward half of the core requirement in math/science and will complete the requirement if used in proper combination with a math or computer science course. For NHS Healthcare Management and Policy & International Health majors, these credits count as free elective credit. Nursing and Human Science majors are required to take HSCI-101 and 102 (Human Biology I and II). For SFS, these credits count as free elective credit and may not be applied toward a major in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. For MSB, these credits count toward a liberal arts elective requirement.

Majors in the Department of Biology (including Biology, Biology of Global Health, Neurobiology, and Environmental Biology) with an AP score of 5 will earn the equivalent of a one-semester four-credit non-majors course and will receive two credits applied to the total credits required for the major. Majors with an AP score of 4 will earn the equivalent of a one-semester three-credit non-majors course and will receive one credit applied to the total credits required for the major. Regardless of AP score, all majors are required to take BIOL-103/113 (Foundations in Biology I with laboratory) and BIOL-104/114 (Foundations in Biology II with laboratory).

For students who score a 4 or 5 on both the AP Biology exam and the AP Environmental Science exam, credit will only be awarded once. Students may apply credit from one of the AP exams or the IB exam but not both. (Note that majors in Neurobiology are not eligible to receive credit towards the major for the Environmental Science exam).

Capstone: Research & Seminar No credit is awarded for this coursework.

Chemistry    All students with a score of 4 receive three credits at the level of an introductory one-semester course for non-majors. For COL students, this credit counts toward half of the math/science core requirement and will complete the requirement if used in proper combination with a math or computer science course. These credits do not count toward a science major/minor or pre-med requirements. If the student is a Chemistry or Biochemistry major, they will take CHEM-055 (General Chemistry Lecture I for Majors) and CHEM-057 (Gen Chem Lab for Majors) in the fall term. All other science and pre-med students who plan to continue their study of chemistry should take CHEM-001/009 (General Chemistry Lecture and Lab I) in the fall term.

Students with a score of 5 will receive three credits for CHEM-001 (General Chemistry Lecture I). This credit counts toward half of the math/science core requirement and will complete the requirement if used in proper combination with a math or computer science course or CHEM-002 (General Chemistry Lecture II) in the spring term. Chemistry or Biochemistry majors (who are not also pre-med students) with these credits MUST enroll in CHEM-057 (Gen Chem Lab for Majors) in the fall or in CHEM-064 (Intro Research Experimentation). If the student takes CHEM-001 or CHEM-055 (General Chemistry Lecture I) in the fall, they will forfeit the AP credit.

Pre-med students, regardless of major, with a score of 5 will receive three credits at the level of an introductory one-semester course for non-majors. These credits do not count toward a science major/minor or pre-med requirements. These students will take CHEM-001 (General Chemistry Lecture I) or CHEM-055 (General Chemistry Lecture I for Majors) in the fall with the appropriate lab.

For NHS Healthcare Management and Policy & International Health majors, these credits count as free elective credit. Human Science majors are required to take CHEM-001 (General Chemistry Lecture I).

For SFS, AP credits in Chemistry will be credited as free electives and may not be applied toward a major in Science, Technology, and International Affairs.

For MSB, these credits count toward the liberal arts elective requirement.

Chinese    For a score of 4 or 5 and placement beyond CHIN-112 (Intensive Second Level Chinese II) on the Chinese placement test (Parts I and II), the student will receive six credits for CHIN-112 and be exempted from Intensive First Level and Intensive Second Level Chinese. For COL, this credit will satisfy the core requirement in language. Students who place into CHIN-112 or below will not receive credit.

Computer Science A    For a score of 4 or 5, the student will receive three credits for COSC-010 (Intro to Information Technology). For BS Computer Science majors, this credit is not applied to the major and will count only as a free elective toward graduation requirements. For AB Computer Science majors, this credit can be applied to the major. For COL, these credits will count toward half of the core requirement in math/science and will complete the requirement if used in proper combination with a course in the Biology, Chemistry, or Physics department. For SFS, AP credits in computer science will be credited as free electives and may not be applied toward the major in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. For MSB, these credits count toward the liberal arts elective requirement. For NHS, these credits will count as a free elective.

Computer Science Principles   No credit is awarded for this examination.

Economics    For a score of 5 on the Microeconomics exam, the student will receive three credits for ECON-001 (Principles of Microeconomics). For a score of 5 on the Macroeconomics exam, the student will receive three credits for ECON-002 (Principles of Macroeconomics). Students with a score of 5 on both of the AP exams may proceed to upper level courses and cannot take any of the principle courses (ECON-001, 002 and 003). Students with a score of 5 on only one of the AP exams normally take the opposite principles course. If the student takes ECON-003 (Principles of Economics: Macro and Micro), they will forfeit the AP credit in economics and take one additional ECON elective.

COL students with a strong high school background in micro and macro economics and/or who have taken both AP economics but did not score a 5 on either of the AP exams are encouraged to take ECON-003 and take one additional ECON elective.

For SFS, if a student takes ECON-003, the student will have to take ECON-243, ECON-244, and another ECON-labeled course (without double-counting with the major) to complete the 4-course ECON requirement in the SFS core, making this option recommendable only to students with strength in economics and mathematics.

For MSB students, with a score of a 4 on both exams (Macro and Micro), they may take ECON-003 and one additional ECON course (either ECON-101, 102, 103, or 104) to complete their one year of required economics.

English (either exam)

If a student takes both exams, then the higher score is used because credit is awarded only once for both exams. Credit is awarded for a score of 5.

Students with a score of 5 receive three credits for WRIT-015 (Writing and Culture Seminar).

Environmental Science    For students who are not majoring in any of the majors from the Department of Biology, a score of 4 or 5 will earn three or four credits, respectively, at the level of a one-semester course for non-majors. For COL students, these credits will count towards half of the core requirement in math/science and will complete the requirement if used in proper combination with a math or computer science course.

Majors in the Department of Biology (including Biology, Biology of Global Health, and Environmental Biology) with an AP score of 5 will earn the equivalent of a one-semester four-credit non-majors course and will receive two credits applied to the total credits required for the major. Majors with an AP score of 4 will earn the equivalent of a one-semester three-credit non-majors course and will receive one credit applied to the total credits required for the major. Majors in Neurobiology will not be granted credit towards the major for the Environmental Science AP exam, although they will receive college credit. All majors are required to take BIOL-103/113 (Foundations in Biology I with laboratory) and BIOL-104/114 (Foundations in Biology II with laboratory).

For NHS Healthcare Management and Policy and International Health majors, these credits count as free elective credit. Nursing and Human Science majors are required to take HSCI-101 and 102 (Human Biology I and II). For SFS, these credits count as free elective credit and may not be applied toward a major in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. For MSB, these credits count toward the liberal arts elective requirement.

For students who score a 4 or 5 on both the AP Biology exam and the AP Environmental exam, credit will only be awarded once. Students may apply credit from one of the AP exams or the IB exam but not both.

French   Non-language majors with a score of 4 or 5 are eligible to receive up to six credits for FREN 101 and 102 (Advanced French I and II) pending confirmation of their French level through one of the following: (a) an SAT II score (b) the proctored departmental exam administered during New Student Orientation, or (c) successful completion of FREN 102 (Advanced French II) or FREN 151 (Advanced French Grammar and Writing), in which cases students will earn 3 credits or 6 credits respectively.  Students who plan to enroll in FREN 102 or FREN 151 must take the online placement exam to confirm that they are enrolling in the correct course. Students who place into FREN 101 or below will not receive credit.  Further details can be found in this chart.

Language majors with a score of 4 or 5 are eligible to receive up to ten credits for FREN 111 and 112 (Intensive Advanced French I and II) pending confirmation of their French level through one of the following: (a) an SAT II score (b) the proctored departmental exam administered during New Student Orientation, or (c) successful completion of FREN-112 (Intensive Advanced French II) or FREN-250/251, in which cases students will earn 5 credits or 10 credits respectively.  Students who plan to enroll in FREN-112 or FREN-250/251 must take the online placement exam to confirm that they are enrolling in the correct course. Students who place into FREN 111 or below will not receive credit.  Further details can be found in this chart

German    For an AP score of 4 or 5, students are eligible to receive up to six credits, depending on placement. Placement is determined by departmental placement exam. Incoming students are strongly encouraged to take the exam online during the summer.  Please note the following exception: students who are interested in placing out of the language requirement need to take the second part of the placement exam during New Student Orientation. Students who place at the high end of Level IV (combined Placement Test Score of 150 or higher) will receive six credits for GERM-101 and 102 (equivalent to GERM-111) and, if they are German majors, a course waiver for one Level IV course. Students who place into Level IV courses will receive six credits for GERM-101 and 102 (equivalent to GERM-111). Students who place into GERM-102 will receive three credits for GERM-101. Students who place into GERM-101 or GERM-111 or below will not receive credit.

Government—American Government    For a score of 4 or 5, COL, NHS and MSB students will receive three credits for GOVT-020, U.S. Political Systems (formerly GOVT-008). SFS students will receive free elective credit. COL students may satisfy the social science requirement by taking one additional course in government. For MSB students, this fulfills one semester of the History/Government/Classics/International Affairs requirement.

Government—Comparative Politics    No credit is awarded for this examination.

History—European and World History   

COL students who receive a score of 4 on the AP exam in European history or World history receive no credit, but are entitled to fulfill the COL history core requirement with any two HIST courses of their choice, numbered 100 or above. Students who receive a score of 5 on the AP exam in European history or World history receive three credits and they still need to take one HIST course of their choice, numbered 100 or above. Students with this AP credit may not take HIST-007, 008, 099, or they will forfeit the AP credit. Students who receive a score of 5 on both the European history and the World history AP exams receive six credits and have no further history requirements.

SFS students who receive a score of 5 on the AP exam in European history or World history receive three credits and place out of their one required core course in history at the 000-level; however, they still need to fulfill the two required regional history courses. Students who receive a score of 5 on both the European history and the World history AP exams receive three credits and place out of the one required core course in history at the 000-level. They also receive three free elective credits but still need to fulfill the two required regional history courses. SFS students who receive a score of 4 on either of these History exams receive no credit, but place out of the required core course in history at the 000-level; they replace that with any History course of their choice, numbered 100 or above.

For MSB, students who receive a score of 5 on the European history or World history exam receive three credits and have fulfilled one semester of their History/Government/Classics/International Affairs requirement. Students who receive a 5 on both the World history and European history exams will receive six credits and have fulfilled their 2-semester History/Government/Classics/International Affairs requirement.

For NHS, students who receive a 5 on the European history or World history exam will receive three credits toward a free elective. NHS students who receive a 5 on both European and World history exams will receive six credits toward two free electives.

History—United States    No credit is awarded for this examination.

Human Geography    No credit is awarded for this examination.

Italian   Students with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP exam and an SAT II score of 680-730 will receive 5 credits for ITAL-111. Students with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP exam and a score of 740 or higher will receive 10 credits for ITAL-111 and 112. These students are not required to take either the online placement exam or a confirmation exam during NSO.

Students seeking to confirm AP credit in Italian who have NOT taken the SAT II should take the online placement exam over the summer. Students who place into Advanced Italian II or higher on the online exam will be required to sit for a follow-up exam during NSO in order to confirm their AP credit.

Japanese    For a score of 4 or 5 and placement beyond JAPN-112 (Intensive Second Level Japanese II) on the Japanese placement test administered during New Student Orientation, the student will receive six credits for JAPN-112 and be exempted from Intensive First Level and Intensive Second Level Japanese. For COL, this credit will satisfy the core requirement in language. Students who place into JAPN-112 or below will not receive credit.

Latin    For a score of 4 or 5 and placement above CLSL-101 (Intermediate Latin) on the Latin online placement exam available over the summer, the student will receive four credits for CLSL-101 (Intermediate Latin). For COL students, this credit will satisfy the core requirement in language.

Mathematics—Calculus AB    A student who scores a 4 or 5 on the Calculus AB exam will receive four credits for MATH-035 (Calculus I) unless the student took the Calculus BC exam and received a 4 or a 5 on the latter. For COL students, these credits will count towards half of the core requirement in math/science and will complete the requirement if used in combination with a biology, chemistry, or physics course or MATH-036 (Calculus II) or MATH-040 (Probability and Statistics). For MSB students, a 4 or 5 will fulfill the one semester calculus requirement. For the SFS Science, Technology, and International Affairs major, AP credits in Calculus will be credited as free electives only. For the SFS International Economics, International Political Economy, and Global Business majors, AP credits can fulfill the Calculus prerequisite but will count as free electives and not as major course requirements. For NHS, these credits will count as free electives.

Mathematics—Calculus BC    A student who scores a 4 or 5 on the Calculus BC exam will receive eight credits for MATH-035 and 036 (Calculus I & II). For COL students, these eight credits fulfill the core requirement in math/science. For MSB students, four credits fulfill the one semester calculus requirement and the remaining credits will count towards the liberal arts elective requirement. For the SFS Science, Technology, and International Affairs major, AP credits in calculus will be credited as free electives only. For the SFS International Economics, International Political Economy, and Global Business majors, AP credits can fulfill the Calculus prerequisite but will count as free electives and not as major course requirements. For NHS, these credits will count as free electives.

Mathematics—Calculus AB Subscore    A student who receives an AB subscore of 4 or 5 on the BC Calculus exam is eligible to receive four credits for MATH-035 (Calculus I) if the student has not already received this credit as a result of other Calculus exam scores.

Mathematics—Statistics    For a score of 5, the student will receive four credits for MATH-040 (Probability and Statistics). For COL students, these credits will count towards half of the core requirement in math/science and will complete the requirement if used in combination with a biology, chemistry, or physics course or MATH-035 (Calculus I). Psychology majors who receive a 5 on the Statistics AP exam are exempt from the Statistics requirement (MATH-040) in the Psychology major but must substitute an additional psychology elective. Government majors who receive a 5 on the Statistics AP exam will be able to apply MATH-040 as a Government elective and should NOT take GOVT-201 else they forfeit their AP credit for Statistics. For MSB students, a score of 5 will receive two credits which count as part of the MSB statistics requirement. Students with this credit will take OPIM-172 (Statistical Models for Business) to fulfill the MSB statistics requirement. For NHS students, a score of 5 will receive four credits for MATH-040. For SFS students, AP credits in Statistics will be credited as free electives and may not be applied toward majors in Global Business, International Economics, International Political Economy, or Science, Technology, and International Affairs.

Music Theory    For a score of 5, the student will receive three credits for MUSC-141 (Advanced Harmony; Theory 2) and will be eligible to enroll in courses requiring MUSC-141 as a prerequisite.

Physics 1    No credit is awarded for this examination.

Physics 2    No credit is awarded for this examination.

Physics C Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism    The two Physics C exams are considered separately. For a score of 5 on the Mechanics exam, the student will receive four credits for PHYS-101 (Principles of Physics I). For a score of 5 on the Electricity and Magnetism exam, the student will receive four credits for PHYS-102 (Principles of Physics II). Physics majors with AP credit should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Physics for appropriate placement in PHYS-151 (Mechanics) or PHYS-153 (Relativity and Quantum Physics). Pre-med students (other than Physics majors) should be aware that most medical schools do not consider AP credit as acceptable for the pre-med physics requirement. To fulfill that requirement, most pre-med students forfeit their AP credits and take PHYS-101 (Principles of Physics I) and PHYS-102 (Principles of Physics II). They may instead choose to take PHYS-151 (Mechanics) and PHYS-152 (Electromagnetic Phenomena), but should note that first years and sophomores have enrollment priority for PHYS-151 and 152.

For SFS, AP credits in Physics will be credited as free electives and may not be applied toward a major in Science, Technology, and International Affairs.

For NHS these credits will count as free electives.

Psychology    For a score of 5, the student will be awarded three credits for PSYC-001 (General Psychology). Psychology majors and minors must substitute an additional psychology elective.

Spanish (either exam)    For a score of 4 or 5, students are eligible to receive up to six credits for Advanced Spanish I and II (SPAN-103 and 104 in the COL, MSB and NHS; SPAN-101 and 102 in the SFS), depending on placement. Placement is determined by SAT II score or departmental placement exam administered during New Student Orientation. Students who place in SPAN -101, SPAN-103 or SPAN-110 or below will not receive credit.

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2017-2018 International Baccalaureate (IB) Policies

For any IB subjects that receive credit (see subjects below), credit is only awarded for a score of 6 or 7 on the IB Higher Level exams. No credit is awarded for IB Standard Level exams. If a student has both AP scores and IB scores eligible for credit in the same subject, the student may apply credit from the AP exam or the IB exam, but not both.

Biology    For students who are not majoring in any of the majors from the Department of Biology, a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level exam will earn four credits at the level of a one-semester course for non-majors. For COL students, these credits will count toward half of the core requirement in math/science and will complete the requirement if used in proper combination with a math or computer science course. For NHS Healthcare Management & Policy and International Health majors, these credits count as free elective credit. Nursing and Human Science majors are required to take HSCI-101 and 102 (Human Biology I and II). For SFS, these credits count as free elective credit and may not be applied toward a major in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. For MSB, these credits count toward the liberal arts elective requirement.

Majors in the Department of Biology with a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level exam will earn the equivalent of a one-semester four-credit non-majors course and will receive two credits applied to the total credits required for the major. Regardless of IB score, all majors are required to take BIOL-103/113 (Foundations in Biology I with laboratory) and BIOL-104/114 (Foundations in Biology II with laboratory).

Students may apply credit from the AP exam or the IB exam, but not both.

Business Management    No credit is awarded for this examination.

Chemistry    Students with a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level exam will receive three credits for CHEM-001 (General Chemistry Lecture I). For COL students, this credit counts toward half of the math/science core requirement and will complete the requirement if used in proper combination with a math or computer science course or CHEM-002 (General Chemistry Lecture II) in the spring term. Chemistry or Biochemistry majors (who are not also pre-med students) with these credits MUST enroll in CHEM-057 (Gen Chem Lab for Majors) in the fall or in CHEM-064 (Intro Research Experimentation). If the student takes CHEM-001 in the fall, they will forfeit the IB credit.

Pre-med students, regardless of major, with a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level exam will receive three credits at the level of an introductory one-semester course for non-majors. These credits do not count toward a science major/minor or pre-med requirements. These students will take CHEM-001 (General Chemistry Lecture I) or CHEM-055 (General Chemistry Lecture I for Majors) in the fall with the appropriate lab.

For SFS, IB credits in chemistry will be credited as free electives and may not be applied toward a major in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. For MSB, these credits count toward the liberal arts elective requirement. For NHS Healthcare Management and Policy & International Health majors, these credits count as free elective credit. Human Science majors are required to take CHEM-001 (General Chemistry Lecture I).

Classical Languages    For a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level exam and placement above CLSL-101 (Intermediate Latin) on the Latin online placement exam available over the summer, the student will receive four credits for CLSL-101 (Intermediate Latin). For COL students, this credit will satisfy the core requirement in language.

Computer Science    For a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level exam, the student will receive three credits for COSC-010 (Intro to Information Technology). For BS Computer Science majors, this credit is not applied to the major and will count only as a free elective toward graduation requirements. For AB Computer Science majors, this credit can be applied to the major. For COL, these credits will count toward half of the core requirement in math/science and will complete the requirement if used in proper combination with a course in the Biology, Chemistry, or Physics department.

For SFS, IB credits in computer science will be credited as free electives and may not be applied toward the major in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. For MSB, these credits count toward the liberal arts elective requirement. For NHS, these credits will count as a free elective.

Design Technology    No credit is awarded for this examination.

Economics    For a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level exam, the student will receive three credits for ECON-001 (Principles of Microeconomics) and three credits for ECON-002 (Principles of Macroeconomics). Students with this IB credit should proceed with upper level ECON courses. If the student takes ECON-003 (Principles of Economics: Micro and Macro), they will forfeit the IB credit and take one additional ECON elective. COL students with a strong high school background in economics and/or who have taken IB economics but did not score a 6 or 7 on the Higher Level exam are encouraged to take ECON-003 (Principles of Economics: Macro and Micro) and one additional ECON elective. For SFS, if a student takes ECON-003, the student will have to take ECON-243, ECON-244, and another ECON-labeled course (without double-counting with the major) to complete the 4-course ECON requirement in the SFS core, making this option recommendable only to students with strength in economics and mathematics.

English A    Students with a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level exam receive three credits for WRIT-015 (Writing and Culture Seminar).

English B    No credit is awarded for these examinations.

Film    No credit is awarded for this examination.

Geography    No credit is awarded for this examination.

History—Europe/Islamic World and Twentieth Century/Regional Topics   Students with a score of 7 on the Higher Level exam in History of Europe and the Islamic World receive credit for HIST-007. Students with a score of 7 on the Higher Level exam in History of the Twentieth Century/Regional Topics receive credit for HIST-008. In either case, students in the COL complete the core History requirement by taking any HIST course numbered 100 or above. Students in the SFS still need to fulfill the two required regional history courses. Students with this credit may not take HIST-007, 008, or 099, or they will forfeit the IB credit.

Students with scores of 7 on both these Higher Level exams receive six credits. In the COL, they have no further History requirements. In the SFS, they receive three credits and place out of the one required core course in history at the 000-level and they also receive three free elective credits but still need to fulfill the two required regional history courses.

Students in COL and SFS with a score of 6 on either of these IB tests receive no credit but place out of the 000-level courses, which they replace with any History courses, numbered 100 or above.

For MSB, students who receive a score of 7 on the Higher Level exam in History of Europe and the Islamic World or Twentieth Century/Regional Topics receive three credits and have fulfilled one semester of their History/Government/Classics/International Affairs requirement. Students who receive a 7 on both Higher Level exams will receive six credits and have fulfilled their two-semester History/Government/Classics/International Affairs requirement.

For NHS, students who receive a 7 on the Higher Level exam in History of Europe and the Islamic World or Twentieth Century/Regional Topics will receive three credits toward a free elective. NHS students who receive a 7 on both Higher Level exams will receive six credits toward two free electives.

Information Technology in a Global Society    No credit is awarded for this examination.

Language A    Students with a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level exams in languages other than English (see above for English A credit) may receive credit pending the results of a language placement exam or SAT II scores for Spanish, French or Italian.

Language B    No credit is awarded for these examinations.

Mathematics    A student with a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level exam will receive four credits for MATH-035 (Calculus I). For COL students, these credits will count towards half of the core requirement in math/science and will complete the requirement if used in combination with a biology, chemistry, or physics course, or MATH-036 (Calculus II), or MATH-040 (Probability and Statistics). For MSB students, a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level exam will fulfill the one semester Calculus requirement. For the SFS Science, Technology, and International Affairs major, IB credits in Calculus will be credited as free electives only. For the SFS Global Business, International Economics, and International Political Economy majors, IB credits can fulfill the Calculus prerequisite but will count as free electives and not as major course requirements. For NHS, these credits will count as free electives.

Music    No credit is awarded for this examination.

Philosophy    Students with a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level exam will receive three credits for PHIL-020 (Introduction to Philosophy). These credits satisfy half of the core requirement in philosophy. COL and NHS students must take a “bridge” ethics philosophy course (PHIL-100–149) or PHIL-010 or PHIL-098 to fulfill the core philosophy requirement. MSB students must take a “bridge” ethics course (PHIL-100–149), PHIL-010, PHIL-098 or STRT-255 to fulfill the core philosophy requirement. SFS students must take PHIL-099 (Political and Social Thought) to fulfill the core philosophy requirement.

Physics    No credit is awarded for this examination.

Psychology    For a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level exam, the student will be awarded three credits for PSYC-001 (General Psychology). Psychology majors and minors must substitute an additional psychology elective.

Social Anthropology    No credit is awarded for this examination.

Theater    No credit is awarded for this examination.

Theory of Knowledge   No credit is awarded for this subject.

Visual Arts    Students with a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level exam will receive three credits for ARTS-100 (Exploring Art: Form & Meaning); however, this credit will not fulfill the student's core Humanities: Arts, Literature and Culture requirement.

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