International Baccalaureate, A-Level, and Advanced Placement Credit Information

International Baccalaureate:

Students who complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program are eligible to receive up to 32 credits at Saint Michael’s College, which is equivalent to one full year of study, or sophomore status.

International Baccalaureate students not completing the Diploma Program are also eligible to receive advanced standing and/or credit, which may be awarded for Higher Level or Standard Level courses with grades of 5, 6, or 7.  A maximum of 32 credits will be awarded.

An official IB score report is required.  Requests may be made here and all reports should be sent directly from IB to the Registrar's Office.

 

A-Levels/Cambridge International Exams:

Students earning grades of A, B, or C on Advanced Level (A-Level) exams may be eligible to earn transfer credit.  Students will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic department.  Saint Michael's College will not award transfer credit for AS or O-level exams. An official transcript should be sent to the Registrar's Office for review.

 

Advanced Placement:

The following is a list of Advanced Placement scores accepted by Saint Michael's. In order to be awarded credit, the Registrar's office requires that the official score report be sent directly to them from the AP program. If you need to request a score report, visit the AP Grade Reporting Services page at CollegeBoard.com.

Test Name Score Course Equivalent
AP Research 4 or 5
General Elective credit
(credit towards a major, minor, or the Core will be considered on a student-by-student basis)
AP Seminar 4 or 5
General Elective credit
(credit towards a major, minor, or the Core will be considered on a student-by-student basis)
Art History 4 or 5 AH-251 (Literature & the Arts Core)
Biology 4 or 5 BI-001 (Scientific Inquiry Core)
does not count towards Biology (major or minor), Biochemistry, Neuroscience or Pre-Pharmacy
Calculus AB 3 MA-130 (Quantitative Reasoning Core)
  4 or 5 MA-150 (Quantitative Reasoning Core)
Calculus BC 3 MA-150 (Quantitative Reasoning Core)
  4 or 5 MA-150 and MA-160 (Quantitative Reasoning Core)
Chemistry 4 or 5 CH-110 (Scientific Inquiry Core)
Chinese Language 3 Establishes Language Proficiency
  4 or 5 Establishes Language Proficiency and credit for CHI-102
Computer Science A 4 or 5 CS-111 (Quantitative Reasoning Core)
Economics - Macro 4 or 5 EC-101
Economics- Micro 4 or 5 EC-103
English Language 4 or 5 EN-101
English Literature 4 or 5 EN-001 (Literature & the Arts Core)
does not count towards English major or minor
Environmental Science 4 or 5 BI-001 (Scientific Inquiry Core)
for non-Environmental Science major and
fulfills one natural science breadth requirement for ES majors
European History 4 or 5 HI-001 (History & Society Core)
French Language 3 Establishes Language Proficiency
  4 or 5 Establishes Language Proficiency and credit for FR-102
German Language 3 Establishes Language Proficiency
  4 or 5 Establishes Language Proficiency and credit for GE-102
Government & Politics - Comparative 4 or 5 PO-285 (History & Society Core)
Government & Politics - U.S. 4 or 5 PO-120 (History & Society Core)
Human Geography 5 GG-101 (History & Society Core)
Italian Language 3 Establishes Language Proficiency
  4 or 5 Establishes Language Proficiency and credit for IT-102
Japanese Language 3 Establishes Language Proficiency
  4 or 5 Establishes Language Proficiency and credit for JA-102
Latin: Vergil 4 or 5 Establishes Language Proficiency and credit for LA-102
Music Theory 4 or 5 MU-201
Physics 1 and 2 (formerly B) 4 or 5 PY-220 (Scientific Inquiry Core)
Physics C 4 or 5 PY-210 (Scientific Inquiry Core)
Psychology 4 or 5 PS-101
Spanish Language 3 Establishes Language Proficiency
  4 or 5 Establishes Language Proficiency and credit for SP-102
Spanish Literature 4 or 5 Establishes Language Proficiency
Statistics 4 or 5 ST-120 (Quantitative Reasoning Core)
Studio Art 4 or 5 AR-205 (Literature & the Arts Core)
U.S. History 4 or 5

HI-002 (History & Society Core) Note: students opting to receive credit for the US History AP Exam will not earn credit for HI-101 or HI-103 at SMC.

World History 4 or 5 HI-003 (History & Society Core)

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