2015-2016 Credit and Placement for Students in the A&S College
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
|Arabic||Department of Near Eastern Studies determines credit and placement based on departmental examination.|
|Biology||See AP credit in Biology for credit and placement information.
Please note: Students planning to major in Biological Sciences may not use AP, IB, or GCE credit to place out of any requirements for the major. However, Biological Sciences majors may apply earned AP, IB, or CGE credit toward the 120 credits required for graduation in accordance with the policies of the College of Arts and Sciences.
|Placement out of 2070 or 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. See here for further information.
|Computer science A||5||4 credits||Placement out of CS 1110. Department also offers placement exam during fall 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 maximum||Placement out of one FWS maximum.
|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||4,5||3 credits||Department of German Studies determines credit and/or placement. Students should take the CASE.
|Government and politics, U.S.||no credit|
|Government and politics, comparative||no credit|
||Department of Classics determines credit and placement based on departmental examination.|
|Hebrew||Department of Near Eastern Studies determines credit and placement based on departmental examination.|
|American history||4,5||4 credits|
|European history||4,5||4 credits||Placement out of HIST 1510 and HIST 1511.|
|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|
|Latin||Department of Classics determines credit and placement based on departmental examination.|
|Mathematics BC||4,5||8 credits|| Placement out of MATH 1106, 1110, 1120, 1220, and 1910.
Permission to take MATH 2210, 2230, 2130, or 2310. Students wishing to take engineering calculus will place into MATH 1920.
|Mathematics BC||3||4 credits||Placement out of MATH 1106 and 1110. Permission to take MATH 1120, 1220, 1910, or 2310.|
|Mathematics AB or AB subscore of BC exam||3,4,5||4 credits||Placement out of MATH 1106 and 1110. Permission to take MATH 1120, 1220, 1910, or 2310.|
|Persian||Department of Near Eastern Studies determines credit and placement based on departmental examination.|
|Physics I||5||4 credits||Placement out of PHYS 1101. With a score of 5 on the Mathematics BC, placement out of PHYS 2207. Students who take PHYS 1116 will forfeit credit.
||5||4 credits||Placement out of PHYS 1102. With a score of 5 on the Mathematics BC, placement out of PHYS 2208. Students who take PHYS 1116 will forfeit credit.|
|Physics C-Mechanics||5||4 credits||Placement out of PHYS 1112 or 2207. (Students may choose instead to forfeit all credit and take PHYS 1116.)
|Physics C-Electricity/Magnetism||5||4 credits||Placement out of PHYS 2213.
|Psychology||4,5||3 credits||Placement out of PSYCH 1101.|
|Spanish language||4,5||3 credits||A score of 4 places students out of SPAN 1220 and SPAN 1230. Students with a score of 5 should take the CASE to obtain appropriate placement.|
|Spanish literature||4,5||3 credits|
||4,5||4 credits||Placement out of AEM 2100, ILRST/STSCI 2100, MATH 1710, PAM 2100, PAM 2101, PSYCH 3500, SOC 3010, STSCI 2150.
|Studio Art||no credit|
|World History||4,5||4 credits
International Baccalaureate (IB)
|International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher-Level Examinations are awarded advanced standing and credit on receipt of the examination results from the IB office.|
|Anthropology||subject to departmental review|
|Biology||see IB credit in Biology for credit and placement information.|
|Chemical and Physical Systems||6 or 7||8 credits (PHYS 1101 and 1102)|
|Chemistry||6 or 7||4 credits (CHEM 2070 or 2090)|
|Computer Science||6 or 7||4 credits (CS 1110)|
|Economics||6 or 7||6 credits (ECON 1101 and 1120)
3 credits (HADM 1410)
|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 out of MATH 1106 and 1110. More credit may be obtained by passing a placement exam during orientation.
|Physical Science||6 or 7||8 credits (4 credits, CHEM 2070; 4 credits, PHYS 1101)|
|Physics||6 or 7||4 credits (PHYS 1101, 1112, or 2207)
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.
(Séries ES, L, S)
|14/20 or higher 16/20 or higher||4 credits (FREN 2210) 4 credits (FREN 2210) + 3 credits for CASE|
Histoire et Géographie
|14/20 or higher||(Série S) 4 credits (HIST 1510) (Séries ES, L) 8 credits (HIST 1510 and HIST 1511)|
|Philosophie||14/20 or higher||(Séries ES and L) 3 credits (PHIL 1000)|
|Mathématiques, Sciences Physiques, Biologie, Sciences Economiques||
GCE A-Level Exams
|General Certificate of Education (GCE) 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.|
|Biology||see GCE credit in Biology for credit and placement information.|
|Chemistry||A||8 credits (CHEM 2070 or 2090 and 2080)|
|B||4 credits (CHEM 2070 or 2090)|
|Economics||A||6 credits (ECON 1110 and 1120)
3 credits (HADM 1410)
|English literature||A or B
||varies by college
|Mathematics||A, B, or C||4 credits and placement out of MATH 1106 and 1110. Students who take the A level exam in Singapore will receive an additional 4 credits and placement out of MATH 1120, 1220, and 1910. (Engineering and BEE students receive a total of 4 credits if the exam is taken in Singapore. No credit otherwise.) Students may obtain more credit by passing a placement exam during orientation.|
|Philosophy||A or B||subject to departmental review
|Physics||A or B|| 4 credits for PHYS 1101, 1112, or 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 encouraged to enroll in PHYS 1116.