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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 in August 2011 or later may count this credit towards the 32 units needed to graduate, but not towards general education requirements*.   

Students who matriculated in January 2011 or earlier may use credit from these exams to satisfy the Foreign Language Requirement, the Quantitative Requirement, and at most one course requirement from each of the three divisions.

Bryn Mawr gives credit for the following scores:

 

AP Exam

Minimum score required

Amount of Units**

Requirement Satisfied (for students who entered in Jan 2011 or earlier)

Art : History

5

2 units

1/2 Div. III

Art : Studio

5

1 unit

1/2 Div. III

Biology1

4

2 units

1/2 Div. II (Lab)

Calculus AB2

4

1 unit

Quantitative Requirement and 1/2 Div. II

Calculus BC2

4

2 units

Quantitative Requirement and 1/2 Div. II

AB Subscore on Calculus BC Exam2

4

1 units

Quantitative Requirement and 1/2 Div. II

Chemistry
4
2 units Quantitative Requirement and 1/2 Div. II Lab
Chinese Language
5
1 unit Language Requirement

Computer Science A

--

none

--

Computer Science AB

4

1 unit

Quantitative Requirement and 1/2 Div. II

Economics: Micro3

4

1 unit

1/2 Div. I

Economics: Macro3

4

1 unit

1/2 Div. I

English: Language and Composition4

5

2 units

--

English: Literature and Composition4
5
2 units
--

Environmental Science

5

1 unit

1/2 Div II

French Language

5

1 unit

Language Requirement

French Literature

5

1 unit

Language Requirement and 1/2 Div. III

German Language

4

1 unit

Language Requirement

Government & Politics: Comparative

5

1 unit

1/2 Div. I

Government & Politics: U.S.

5

1 unit

1/2 Div. I

History: European

5

2 units

1/2 Div. III

History: U.S.

5

2 units

1/2 Div. III

History: World
5
2 units 1/2 Div. III
Human Geography
5
1 unit
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Japanese Language

5

1 unit Language requirement

Latin: Vergil

4

1 unit

Language Requirement and 1/2 Div. III

Latin: Literature

4

1 unit

Language Requirement and 1/2 Div. III

Music Theory

5

1 unit

1/2 Div. III

Physics B5

4

2 units

1/2 Div. II (Lab) and Quantitative Requirement

Physics C:

Mechanics6

4

1 unit

1/2 Div. II (Lab) and Quantitative Requirement

Physics C:

Electricity and Magnetics7

4

1 unit

1/2 Div. II (Lab) and Quantitative Requirement

Psychology

5

1 unit

1/2 Div. I

Spanish: Language

5

1 unit

Language Requirement

Spanish: Literature

5

1 unit

Language Requirement and 1/2 Div. III

Statistics

4

1 unit

Quantitative Requirement

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