GUIDELINES FOR ASSIGNING
ADVANCED PLACEMENT/CREDIT


Below are the guidelines that Dickinson College uses to assign placement and/or credit for Advanced Placement tests. If you have not already done so, contact the College Board at 1-877-274-6474 to have your official scores sent to Dickinson.

The Placement column indicates what course level(s) you are eligible to take according to the score you received on the placement test.  "None" means you have to start at the 100 level.

The Credit column designates the course(s) for which you will receive college credit according to your placement test score.  This credit may also count toward specific degree requirements, unless noted otherwise.

For any "See Department" comments, you should contact the individual department to determine your placement or credit.
   

Click here for International Baccalaureate information.
Click here for "A-Level" - British System Advanced Level - information.

Click here for French Baccalaureate information


TEST
SCORE
PLACEMENT
CREDIT
NOTES
Art 2D Studio
1
None None
2
None None
3
None None
4
None General College Cr
5
See Department General College Cr
Art 3D Studio
1
None None
2
None None
3
None None
4
None General College Cr
5
See Department General College Cr
Art Drawing
1
None None
2
None None
3
None None
4
None General College Cr
5
See Department General College Cr
Art History
1
None None
2
None None
3
None None
4
None General College Cr
5
None General College Cr

Biology
1
None None
2
None None
3
None None
4
See Department 1 BIOL 100-level course w/lab*
5
See Department 1 BIOL 100-level course w/lab*
NOTE:
    * - Although students receive credit for 1 BIOL 100-level course w/lab, this credit does NOT
fulfill the QR requirement.


Calculus AB
1
Math 151 or 161* None
2
Math 151 or 161* None
3
MATH 162 (or MATH 161) None
a
4
MATH 162 or 211 MATH 161**
5
MATH 162 or 211 MATH 161**
NOTES:
    * - Students must take the Dickinson Math Placement exam to determine whether they should take MATH 151 or 161.
    a - Credit for 161 given upon successful completion of 162.

    ** - Math 161 fulfills the QR requirement.
 
Calculus BC

1 or 2
AB subgrade = 1 or 2

Math 151 or 161* None  
 
1 or 2
AB subgrade = 3
MATH 162 (or MATH 161) None
c
 
1 or 2
AB subgrade = 4 or 5
MATH 162 or 211 MATH 161***
 
3
MATH 261 or 211**
(or MATH 162)
MATH 161***
d
 
4
MATH 261 or 211** MATH 161, 162***  
 
5
MATH 261 or 211**  MATH 161, 162***  

NOTES:
    * - Students must take the Dickinson Math Placement exam to determine whether they should take MATH 151 or 161.
    c - Credit for 161 given upon successful completion of 162.

    d - Credit for 162 given upon successful completion of 261.
    ** - MATH 211 is offered every fall, MATH 261 is offered every spring
    *** - MATH 161 or MATH 162 fulfills the QR requirement.

Chemistry
1
None None
2
None None
3
None None
4
CHEM 141 CHEM 000*
5
CHEM 141 CHEM 000*

NOTE:
    * - This change in credit awarded for Chemistry AP scores will take affect beginning with students entering in Fall 2010.

Computer
1
None None
     Science A
2
None None
3
COMP 132 None
h
4
COMP 132 1 COMP 100-level course w/lab
i
5
COMP 132 COMP 131
NOTE:
    h - Credit for 131 given upon successful completion of 132.
    i - COMP 100-level course changed to credit for 131 upon successful completion of 132.
 
Computer
1
None None
     Science AB
2
None None
3
COMP 251 or 232* COMP 131
j
4
COMP 251 or 232* 131, 1 COMP 100-level course w/lab
k
5
COMP 251 or 232* COMP 131, 132
NOTE:
    j - Credit for 132 given upon successful completion of 232.
    k - COMP 100-level course changed to credit for 132 upon successful completion of 232
    * - COMP 232 is offered in the spring; COMP 251 is recommended for fall.
 
Economics
1
None None
     (Micro)
2
None None
3
None None
4
None ECON 111
5
None ECON 111
Economics
1
None None
     (Macro)
2
None None
3
None None
4
None ECON 112
5
None ECON 112
English
1
None None
     (Lang/Comp)
2
None None
3
None None
4
None ENGL 211*
5
None ENGL 211*
NOTE:
    * - Although students receive credit for ENGL 211, this credit does NOT fulfill the Writing Intensive requirement.
 
English
1
None None
     (Lit/Comp)
2
None None
3
None None
4
ENGL 220 ENGL 101*
5
ENGL 220 ENGL 101*
NOTE:
    * - Although students receive credit for ENGL 101, this credit does NOT fulfill the Writing Intensive requirement. The AP course can count toward the English major.
 
Env Science
1
None None
2
None None
3
None None
4
None ENST 131*
5
None ENST 131*
 
French Language
1
None None
l
2
None None
l
3
See Department See Department
l
4
See note FREN 200-level
m
5
See note FREN 200-level
m
French Literature
1
None None
l
2
None None
l
3
See Department See Department
l
4
See note FREN 200-level
m
5
See note FREN 200-level
m
NOTE:
    l - Students who plan to continue the study of French must take the Dickinson College placement exam.
    m - Students who plan to continue the study of French must take the Dickinson College placement exam.  Consult with Chairperson for advice on enrolling in appropriate course once scores are available.
 
German
1
None None
2
None None
3
Take placement test administered by Department None
4
GRMN 221, 232 or 240 GRMN 116
5
GRMN 221, 232 or 240 GRMN 116
US History
1
None None
2
None None
3
None None
4
None HIST 117*
t
5
None HIST 117*
t
NOTE:
    * - Although students receive credit for HIST 117, this credit does NOT fulfill the US Diversity requirement.
 
European History
1
None None
2
None None
3
None None
4
None HIST 106
t
5
None HIST 106
t
World History
1
None None
2
None None
3
None None
4
None HIST General Cr
t
5
None HIST General Cr
t
NOTE:
    t - These courses will not fulfill any requirement for the history major.

Human Geography
1
None None
2
None None
3
None None
4
None General College Cr
5
None General College Cr
Ital Lang & Culture
1
None None
2
None None
3
None None
4
None General College Cr
5
None General College Cr
Latin: Literature
1
None None
2
None None
3
See Department None
4
See Department LATIN General Cr
5
See Department LATIN General Cr
Latin: Vergil
1
None None
2
None None
3
See Department None
4
See Department LATIN General Cr
5
See Department LATIN General Cr
Music Theory
1
None None
2
None None
3
None None
4
See Department General College Cr
5
See Department General College Cr
Physics B
1
None None
2
None None
n
3
None None
n
4
See note PHYS 131
o
5
See note PHYS 131
o
Physics C
1
None None
     (Mechanics)
2
None None
n
3
None None
n
4
See note PHYS 131
p
5
See note PHYS 131
p
Physics C (E&M)
1
None None
 
2
None None
n
3
None None
n
4
See Department General College Cr
q
5
See Department General College Cr
q
Physics C (both)
1
None None
   This table only 
2
None None
   applies if students 
3
None None
   earn 4 or 5 in both 
4
See note PHYS 131 & 132
q
   Mechanics & E&M.
5
See note PHYS 131 & 132
q
NOTE:
    n - The Physics Department encourages students to enroll in a Physics course fall semester.
    o - Students must audit PHYS 131 or 141 in order to continue in Physics.
    p - Students must audit PHYS 131 in order to continue with Physics.
    q - Students must audit PHYS 131 & 132 in order to continue with Physics.
 
Political Science
1
None None
     (Pol & Govt US)
2
None None
3
None None
4
None POSC 120
5
None POSC 120
Political Science
1
None None
   (Pol & Govt Comp)
2
None None
3
None None
4
None POSC 150
5
None POSC 150
Psychology
1
None None
2
None None
3
None None
4
See Department PSYC 185
5
See Department PSYC 185
Spanish Language
1
None None
r
2
None None
r
3
See Department None
r
4
SPAN 230 SPAN 116
5
SPAN 230 SPAN 116
Spanish Literature
1
None None
r
2
None None
r
3
See Department None
r
4
SPAN 230 SPAN 116
5
SPAN 230 SPAN 116
NOTE:
    r - Students who plan to continue the study of Spanish must take the Dickinson College placement exam. 
 
Statistics
1
None None
2
None None
3
MATH 121 None
4
None MATH 121
5
None MATH 121

   
 




INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA COURSE CREDIT

Students who have taken International Baccalaureate courses will be granted general college credit for higher level IB exams in which they achieve grades of 5 or better.  The Registrar can review credits for fulfillment of graduation requirements. Placement and credit in specific majors will be granted at the discretion of the appropriate departments.

NOTE: Course credit received for IB exams will not fulfill any requirement for the history major.



"A-LEVEL" - BRITISH SYSTEM ADVANCED LEVEL CREDIT

Students who obtain grades of A or B on a British System Advanced level ("A-level") exam will be granted credit for college work in the appropriate department and will receive placement at the discretion of the department. Submit syllabi and course materials to the Registrar's Office for courses you wish to be evaluated.


FRENCH BACCALAUREATE CREDIT

Students who obtain a coefficient of 4 or higher and a grade/score of 12 or higher on courses in pursuit of a French Baccalaureate degree will be granted up to 8 course credits for college work in the appropriate department and will receive placement at the discretion of the department.


 


Updated 08/04/09; D. Bolen