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Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and General Certificate of Education Advanced-Levels (GCE)

Colorado College recognizes challenging coursework by giving credit for approved Advanced Placement tests (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) exam scores, the General Certificate of Education advanced-level exams (GCE A-Level, German Abitur, French Baccalaureate exams and college courses. Credit may be awarded for other advanced placement exams after review by the Registrar. No credit is awarded for CLEP tests or for life experience.

 

Advanced Standing Credit

Advanced standing credit may accelerate graduation by allowing a student to earn credits from AP, IB, and/or GCE A-Levels towards their 32-unit requirement and may satisfy major requirements with the department's approval. However, accelerated graduation is not mandatory; students are eligible to remain enrolled and receive financial aid for four full-time academic years.

The College can apply a maximum of 8.00 CC units (sophomore standing) in total transfer credit to students admitted as a first-year student and 16.00 CC units (junior standing) in total transfer credit to students admitted as a transfer student. 

The Registrar's Office will NOT award double credit for the same subject earned through different programs (e.g. AP American Literature and IB American Literature)

Students who have taken the General Certificate of Education advanced-level examination (GCE A-Level) will receive 1 unit (4 semester hours) of credit for each passing grade (A-E).

Colorado College recognizes the special rigors of the International Baccalaureate Degree program. One unit is equivalent to one block.

Department

Score

Credit

Notes

Higher Level Course

5, 6, 7

2 units

See department website for possible placement

Higher Level Course

4

1 unit

 

Standard Level Course

5, 6, 7

1 unit

See department website for possible placement

Department

Score

Credit

Notes

Art History

5

1 unit

Placement out of AH112

Art Studio

4,5

1 unit

Cannot be used for major or minor

Biology

5

1 unit

Please see department website for possible placement

4

1 unit

Please see department website for possible placement

Calculus AB

 

5, 4, 3

1 unit

Placement into MA129 (Calculus 2)

2, 1

No Credit

Possible placement into MA126 (Calculus 1)

Calculus BC

(credit is given for
either Calculus test, not both)

 

5

2 units

Placement into MA201, MA204, MA220, or MA251

4, 3

1 unit

Placement into MA129 (Calculus 2)

2, 1

No Credit

Possible placement into MA126 or MA129(Calculus 1 or 2)

Chemistry

5

2 units

Placement out of CH107, CH108

4

1 units

Placement out of CH107

3,2,1

No Credit

 

Computer Science A

(Credit is given for either Computer Science test, not both)

5, 4

1 unit

Placement into CP222. No credit given if student chooses to take CP122

3

No Credit

 

Computer Science Principles

5, 4

1 unit

Placement into CP122

3, 2, 1 No Credit

Economics: Microeconomics

5, 4

1 unit

Placement out of EC101. 

Economics: Macroeconomics

5, 4

1 unit

Placement out of EC102.

English Language & Composition

5

1 unit

 

English Literature & Composition

5

1 unit

 

Environmental Science

5

1 unit

Placement out of EV120

French & Italian Language & Literature

5

2 units

Placement into 306

4

1 unit

Placement into 305

3, 2, 1

No Credit

Regardless of score, placement test is strongly advised by department to determine placement into 201 or 305.

German Language

5, 4

2 units

 

3

1 unit

 

Government & Politics: American

5, 4

1 unit

 

Government & Politics: Comparative

5, 4

1 unit

 

History: American, European, World

5, 4

1 unit

 

Human Geography

5, 4

1 unit

Placement out of SW102

Japanese Language (2017)

5, 4

1 unit

See department for possible placement.

Latin: Literature & Vergil

5, 4, 3

1 unit

Placement into CL311

Music Theory

 

 

See department for possible credit

Physics B

 

 

Physics 1 (new Fall 2014)

Physics 2 (new Fall 2014)

5

2 units

Placement out of PC141/142

4

1 unit

Placement into PC142

4 or 5

1 unit

Credit for PC141. Placement into PC142

4 or 5

1 unit

Credit for PC142

Physics C - Mechanics

5

1 unit

Placement into PC242

4

1 unit

Possible placement into PC242

Physics C - E & M

5

1 unit

Possible placement into PC251

4

1 unit

Placement into PC242 or department review for possible placement into PC251

Psychology

5, 4

1 unit

Placement out of PY100

Spanish Language & Literature

5,4

1 unit

Placement into 305

Statistics

5, 4

1 unit

Placement out of MA117

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