2015-16 Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Policy
This chart lists the credit and course equivalency awarded for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams taken prior to matriculation at Grinnell College. Conditions:
- First-year, first-time freshmen are limited to a maximum of 24 pre and post-matriculation credits (AP, IB, college credits).
- All AP/IB credits awarded are counted as Divisional credit and are not subject to the 48 credit departmental limit.
- AP/IB credits awarded count toward the 124 credits required for the degree.
- Where an equivalent course is listed below, the AP/IB credits can be used to meet the prerequisite for another course.
- AP/IB credits count toward the 32 or 34 credits required for a major only if NOTES column indicates "For major credit".
- AP/IB scores and corresponding credit will be cancelled upon successful completion ("D" grade or better) of any equivalent Grinnell course as listed below.
- Credit is awarded only from an official score report received directly from the College Board for Advanced Placement or an official transcript received from International Baccalaureate. We accept only IBH scores (Higher Level Exam).
- Exam names apply to both AP and IB unless otherwise noted.
|EXAM NAME||MINIMUM SCORE||EQUIVALENT COURSE CREDITS AWARDED||NOTES|
|Art History||AP-4||4 in Humanities Div||Not for major credit.|
|Art Studio/Design||AP-4,IB-5||4 in Humanities Div (see note)||Not for major credit. The Art Department must review the portfolios of all students taking the exam. Credits are awarded only upon approval from the Art Department.|
|Biology||AP-4,IB-5||4 in Science Div||Not for major credit|
|Calculus AB||AP-3||See Notes||4 credits will be granted pending initial placement in, and successful completion (C grade or better) of MAT 133. Students may not receive credit for both AB and BC exams. Major credit only if approved by Mathematics Department.|
|Calculus AB||AP-4||4 as MAT-123,124, or 131||Students may not receive credit for both AB and BC exams. Major credit only if approved by Mathematics Department.|
|Calculus BC and IB||AP-3,IB-5||4 as MAT-123,124,131||Students may not receive credit for both AB and BC exams. Major credit only if approved by Mathematics Department.|
|Chemistry||AP-4,IB-5||4 as CHM-129||For major credit.|
|Chinese||AP-4,IB-5||4 as CHI-101||Not for major credit.|
|Computer Sci A or IB Exam||AP-4, IB-5||4 in Science Div||Not for major credit. Does not satisfy any prerequisite.|
|Economics - Macro||AP-4||4 in Social Stds Div||Not for major credit. Will receive 8 credits if both AP Macro and Micro awarded.|
|Economics - Micro||AP-4||4 in Social Stds Div||Not for major credit. Will receive 8 credits if both AP Macro and Micro awarded.|
|Economics - Macro & Micro||AP-4||4 as ECN-111||Not for major credit. Will receive 8 credits if both AP Macro and Micro awarded.|
|Economics IB||IB-5||4 in Social Stds Div||Not for major credit.|
|English Lang-Comp||AP-4,IB-5||4 in Humanities Div||Not for major credit.|
|English Literature -Comp or IB English A1||AP-4,IB-5||4 in Humanities Div (see notes)||Not for major credit.|
|Environmental Sci||AP-4||4 in Interdivisional||Not for concentration or major credit.|
|French Language||AP-4,IB-5||4 as FRN-101||Not for major credit.|
|German Language||AP-4,IB-5||4 as GRM-101||Not for major credit.|
|History - European||AP-4,IB-5||4 in Social Stds Div||Not for major credit.|
|History -U.S.||AP-4,IB-5||4 in Social Stds Div||Not for major credit.|
|Japanese||AP-4||4 in Humanities Div||Not for major credit.|
|Latin Literature||AP-4||4 in Humanities Div||Not for major credit.|
|Music Theory||AP-4||4 in Humanities Div.||Not for major credit.|
|Physics B||AP-4||4 in Science Div||Not for major credit. Does not satisfy any prerequisite. C exam credit replaces Physics B credits. Credit for Physics B exam will be cancelled if student receives credit for PHY-131 or PHY-132.|
|Physics C-Mechanics||AP-4||4 as PHY-131||For major credit.|
|Physics IB||IB-5||4 as PHY-131||For major credit.|
|Physics C-E & M||AP-4||4 as PHY-132||For major credit.|
|PolySci-American||AP-4||4 in Social Stds Div||For major credit.|
|PolySci-Comparative||AP-4||4 in Social Stds Div||For major credit.|
|Psychology||AP-4||4 as PSY-113||Not for major credit.|
|Spanish Language||AP-4,IB-5||4 in Humanities Div||Not for major credit.|
|Spanish Literature||AP-4,IB-5||4 in Humanities Div||Not for major credit.|
|Statistics||AP-4||4 as MAT-115||For major credit for departments that require M AT/SST-115 except for Political Science. They require MAT/SST-115 to be taken at Grinnell.|
Revised July, 2015 - Departmental policies regarding acceptance of credit are subject to change.