2016-2017 Credit and Placement for Students in A&S

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The tables below summarize how credit and placement are determined for most subjects. For more information, also see Courses of Study.

CEEB'S AP EXAMS

Subject Score AP Credit Placement Information
Arabic     Department of Near Eastern Studies determines credit and placement based on departmental exam
Biology     Click here for credit and placement information.
Chemistry 5 4 credits Placement out of CHEM 2070 or CHEM 2090. Students taking CHEM 2070 or 2090 will forfeit AP Credit. Students taking CHEM 2150 will retain AP credit. Students may also receive credit for CHEM 2070 or CHEM 2090 by passing an exam given during Fall orientation. Click here for more information.
Chinese   no credit  
Computer science A 5 4 credits Placement out of CS 1110. Department also offers placement exam during orientation.
Economics, micro 4,5 3 credits Placement out of ECON 1110 and HADM 1410.
Economics, macro 4,5 3 credits Placement out of ECON 1120.
English literature and composition or
English language and composition
5 3 credits Placement out of one first-year writing seminar.
Environmental science 5 3 credits Placement out of EAS 1101 and NTRES 2010. 
French language 4,5 3 credits Department of Romance Studies determines placement. Students should take the CASE* to obtain appropriate placement.
French literature 4,5 3 credits Department of Romance Studies determines placement. Students should take the CASE* to obtain appropriate placement.
German     Department of German Studies determines credit/placement. Students should take the CASE* to obtain appropriate placement.
Government and politics, U.S.   no credit  
Government and poltiics, comparative   no credit  
Greek     Department of Classics determines credit and placement based on department exam.
Hebrew     Department of Near Eastern Studies determines credit and placement based on departmental exam.
History, American 4,5 4 credits  
History, European 4,5 4 credits Placement out of HIST 1510 and HIST 1511.
History, World 4,5 4 credits  
Human geography   no credit  
Italian language 4,5 3 credits Department of Romance Studies determines placement. Students should take the CASE* to obtain appropriate placement.
Italian literature 4,5 3 credits Department of Romance Studies determines placement. Students should take the CASE* to obtain appropriate placement.
Japanese   no credit  
Latin     Department of Classics determines credit and placement based on department exam.
Mathematics BC 4,5 8 credits Placement out of Calculus I (MATH 1106 or MATH 1110) and Calculus II (MATH 1120, MATH 1220, or MATH 1910).
Mathematics AB or AB subscore of BC exam 4,5 4 credits Placement out of Calculus I (MATH 1106 or MATH 1110).
Music   no credit  
Persian     Department of Near Eastern Studies determines credit and placement based on departmental exam.
Physics I 5 4 credits
0 credits
Placement out of PHYS 1101. Combined with a score of 5 on Mathematics BC, placement out of PHYS 2207.
Forfeit credit and take PHYS 1116.
Physics II 5 4 credits
0 credits
Placement out of PHYS 1102. Combined with a score of 5 on Mathematics BC, placement out of PHYS 2208.
Forfeit credit and take PHYS 1116.
Physics C-Mechanics 5 4 credits

0 credits

Placement out of PHYS 1112 or PHYS 2207.

Students may choose instead to forfeit all credit and take PHYS 1116.

Physics C-Electricity/Magnetism 5 4 credits

0 credits

Placement out of PHYS 2213.

Students may choose instead to forfeit all credit and take PHYS 2217 . Students are advised to take PHYS 1116  before PHYS 2217.

Psychology 4,5 3 credits Placement out of PSYCH 1101.
Spanish language 4
5
3 credits
3 credits
Placement into SPAN 2090 or equivalent.
Students should take the CASE* to obtain appropriate placement.
Spanish literature 4,5 3 credits Department of Romacne Studies determines placement. Students should take the CASE* to obtain appropriate placement.
Statistics (excluding engineering students) 4,5 4 credits Placement out of AEM 2100, BTRY 3010, BTRY 6010, ENGRD 2700, ILRST 2100, ILRST 6100, MATH 1710, PAM 2100, PAM 2101, PSYCH 3500, SOC 3010, STSCI 2100, STSCI 2150, STSCI 2220.
Studio Art   no credit  
Turkish     Department of Near Eastern Studies determines credit and placement based on departmental exam

*CASE=Cornell Advanced Standing Examination. Contact Callean Hile (K165 Klarman Hall) for French, Italian, and Spanish. Contact Miriam Zubal (183 Goldwin Smith Hall) for German.

 

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)

International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher-Level Examinations are awarded advanced standing and credit on receipt of the examination results from the I.B. Office.

Subject Marks Credit
Anthropology   subject to departmental review
Biology   Click here for credit and placement information.
Chemical and Physical Systems 6 or 7 8 credits (PHYS 1101 and PHYS 1102)
Chemistry 6 or 7 4 credits (CHEM 2070 or CHEM 2090)
Computer Science 6 or 7 4 credits (CS 1110)
Economics 6 or 7 6 credits (ECON 1110 or ECON 1120)
English Literature 7 3 credits and placement out of one first-year writing seminar.
History 6 or 7 4 credits
Mathematics 6 or 7 4 credits and placement ouf of Calculus I (MATH 1106 or MATH 1110). More credit may be obtained by passing a placement exam during orientation.
Music   no credit
Philosophy   no credit
Physical Science 6 or 7 8 credits (4 credits, CHEM 2070; 4 credits, PHYS 1101)
Physics 6 or 7 4 credits (PHYS 1101, PHYS 1112, or PHYS 2207).

 

FRENCH BACCALAURÉAT

French Baccalauréat Examination grades of 14/20 or higher are awarded advanced standing and/or credit according to the following chart. Students must present the original or a certified copy of their examination certificate to receive credit.

Subject Marks Credit
Francais ecrit

14/20 or higher

4 credits (FREN 2210)
Francais ecrit Series ES, L,S 16/20 or higher 4 credits (FREN 2210) + 3 credits for CASE
Histoire et Geographie (Series) 14/20 or higher Serie S: 4 credits (HIST 1510), Series ES, L) 4 credits (HIST 1510 and HIST 1511)
Philosophie 14/20 or higher Series ES and L: 3 credits (PHIL 1100)
Mathematiques, Sciences Physiques, Biologie, Science Economiques   no credit

 

GCE A-LEVEL EXAMS

General Certificate of Education Advanced ("A") Level Examinations are awarded advanced standing and credit. Students must present the original or a certified copy of their examination certificate to receive credit.

Subject Grade Credits
Biology   Click here for credit and placement information.
Chemistry A
B
8 credits (CHEM 2070 or CHEM 2090 and CHEM 2080)
4 credits (CHEM 2070 or CHEM 2090)
Economics A 6 credits (ECON 1110 and ECON 1120)
English Literature  3 credits and placement out of one first-year writing seminar.
Mathematics A, B, or C 4 credits and placement out of Calculus I (MATH 1106 or MATH 1110). Students who take the A-level exam in Singapore will receive an additional 4 credits and placement out of Calculus II (MATH 1120, MATH 1220, or MATH 1910). More credit may be obtained by passing a placement exam during orientation.
Music   No credit
Philosophy A or B subject to department review
Physics A or B 4 credits for PHYS 1101, PHYS 1112, or PHYS 2207. 4 additional credits for PHYS 2208 are granted for a combination of grades of A or B and a minimum of 8 advanced placement or advanced standing credits in mathematics. Students planning to major in physics are encoruaged to forfeit all credit and enroll in PHYS 1116.