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Eugenia Chase Guild Hall
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Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-526-5500
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Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

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Credit: AP Test Scores

Students may receive credit for honor scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, A-Levels, and other exams. Although additional test credits may be posted to a student's transcript, a maximum of 8 units from test and transfer credit may be used towards your degree (with the exception of transfer students who can use a maximum of 16). 

Students who matriculate may count this credit towards the 32 units needed to graduate, but not towards general education requirements*.   

Bryn Mawr gives credit for the following scores:

AP Exam

Minimum score required

Amount of Units**

Art : History

5

2 units

Art : Studio

5

1 unit

Biology1

4

2 units

Calculus AB2

4

1 unit

Calculus BC2

4

2 units

AB Subscore on Calculus BC Exam2

4

1 units

Chemistry
4
2 units
Chinese Language
5
1 unit

Computer Science A

--

none

Computer Science AB

4

1 unit

Economics: Micro3

4

1 unit

Economics: Macro3

4

1 unit

English: Language and Composition4

5

2 units

English: Literature and Composition4
5
2 units

Environmental Science

5

1 unit

French Language

5

1 unit

French Literature

5

1 unit

German Language

4

1 unit

Government & Politics: Comparative

5

1 unit

Government & Politics: U.S.

5

1 unit

History: European

5

2 units

History: U.S.

5

2 units

History: World
5
2 units
Human Geography
5
1 unit
Japanese Language

5

1 unit

Latin: Vergil

4

1 unit

Latin: Literature

4

1 unit

Music Theory

5

1 unit

Physics B5

4

2 units

Physics C:

Mechanics6

4

1 unit

Physics C:

Electricity and Magnetics7

4

1 unit

Psychology

5

1 unit

Spanish: Language

5

1 unit

Spanish: Literature

5

1 unit

Statistics

4

1 unit

1.  AP Biology: A student may choose to opt out of one semester of the BIOL B110-B111 sequence  if she earned a 5 on AP Biology exams.  The decision about which semester to opt out of should be in made in consultation with the Biology faculty and the pre-medical adviser, if appropriate.

 

2.  AP Calculus:  Students may receive 2 units for a score of 4 or 5 on the Calculcus BC test, or 1 unit for a for a score of 4 or 5 on the Calculus AB test, or 1 unit for a for a score of 4 or 5 on the Calculus AB Subscore. The maximum number of units received for all Calculus AP tests is 2 units.

3.  AP Economics: The Economic Department will waive the Econ 105 prerequisite for students who score a 5 on both the Microeconomics and Macroeconomics AP exams or a 6 or 7 on the Economics Higher level Exam of the International Baccalaureate. The waiver does not count as course credit toward the major or minor; majors and minors receiving advanced placement must still take the total required courses.  Students qualifying for advanced placement should see the department chair to obtain approval for the waiver and for advice on planning their course work in economics .

4.  AP English:  Students may receive 2 units for a score of 5 on the English Language and Composition or the English Literature and Composition for a maximum total of 2 units for both tests combined.

5.  AP Physics B: Student may take PHYS 101-102 or 121-122, and not lose credit for the AP Exam. Students may not ordinarily place out of PHYS 121-122.

6. AP Physics C: Mechanics:  This AP Exam exempts a student from PHYS 101. She may not take this course. A student may take PHYS 121-122 and not lose credit for the AP Exam. Students may not ordinarily place out of PHYS 121-122.

7.  AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetics:  This AP Exam exempts a student from PHYS 102. She may not take this course. A student may take PHYS 121-122 and not lose credit for the AP Exam. Students may not ordinarily place out of PHYS 121-122.

 


Bryn Mawr College administers its own placement examninations in foreign languages, mathematics, and most sciences.  Unlike the AP examinations, they do not carry unit credit.

*General education requirements including the Emily Balch Seminar, the Approaches to Inquiry, Quantitative, and Foreign Language requirements.

** One unit = 4 semester hours or 1 semester course