Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)

Spalding University awards advanced course placement with academic credit on the basis of the College Board Advance Placement examinations. Credit for scores on Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations may vary according to how the material covered by examinations fits the curriculum of the department. Credit received through the AP and IB exams may be applied toward degree requirements, University Studies, minor and major requirements.

Students who have completed AP and IB exams and earned a score high enough to receive credit must submit original copies of their test scores when they apply for admission. Spalding University awards credit based on the following AP Exam scores:

SubjectScoreEquivalent Course
Art History3, 4, or 5AH 250, AH 251, or AH 265 *
Biology3, 4, or 5BIO 121
Calculus AB3, 4, or 5MATH 253
Calculus BC3, 4, or 5MATH 253
Chemistry3, 4, or 5CHEM 211
Comp Government & Politics3, 4, or 5POLS 223
Computer Science A3, 4, or 5CS 999
Computer Science AB3, 4, or 5CS 999
English Language and Composition3, 4, or 5ENG 109
English Literature and Composition3, 4, or 5LIT 999
Environmental Science3, 4, or 5BIO 359
European History3, 4, or 5HIST 999
French Language3, 4, or 5FREN 999
French Literature3, 4, or 5FREN 999
German Language3, 4, or 5GERM 999
Human Geography3, 4, or 5GEOG 221
Latin Literature3, 4, or 5
COM 999
Latin: Vergil3, 4, or 5COM 999
Macroeconomics3, 4, or 5ECON 282
Microeconomics3, 4, or 5ECON 281
Music Theory3, 4, or 5MUS 999
Physics 13, 4, or 5PHSC 101
Physics 23, 4, or 5PHYS 204
Physics C-Mechanics3, 4, or 5PHYS 311 and PHYS 321
Physics C-Electricity and Magnetism3, 4, or 5PHYS 312 and PHYS 322
Psychology3, 4, or 5PSY 103
Spanish Language3, 4, or 5SPAN 101
Spanish Literature3, 4, or 5SPAN 999
Statistics3, 4, or 5MATH 231
Studio Art: 2-D Design3, 4, or 5ART 109
Studio Art: 3-D Design3, 4, or 5ART 119
Studio Art: Drawing3, 4, or 5ART 135
U.S. Government & Politics3, 4, or 5POLS 223
U.S. History3, 4, or 5HIST 221 or HIST 222 *
World History3, 4, or 5HIST 103

* Chair of Liberal Studies will determine, on an individual basis, which class the student will receive credit for.

Spalding University recognizes the IB Diploma Program and will generally grant college credit for exam scores of 5, 6 or 7 on the standard and higher level exams.

Subject

Score 

Equivalent Course
Group 1 English A1, Standard Level4LIT 999
Group 1 English A1, Higher Level4LIT 999
Group 2 French B, Standard Level5LANG 999
Group 2 French B, Higher Level5LANG 999
Group 2 German B, Standard Level5LANG 999
Group 2 German B, Higher Level5LANG 999
Group 2 Japanese B, Standard Level5LANG 999
Group 2 Japanese B, Higher Level5LANG 999
Group 2 Spanish B, Standard Level5SPAN 999
Group 2 Spanish B, Higher Level5SPAN 999
Group 3 Economics, Higher Level5ECON 281 and ECON 282 (6 hours total)
Group 3 History of the Americas, Higher Level5HIST 221 and HIST 222 (6 hours total)
Group 3 History of Europe, Higher Level5HIST 999 (6 hours total)
Group 3 History, Standard Level5HIST 103 and HIST 104 (6 hours total)
Group 3 Psychology, Standard Level5PSY 103
Group 3 Psychology, Higher Level5PSY 103
Group 4 Biology, Standard Level5BIO 999
Group 4 Chemistry, Standard Level5CHEM 999
Group 4 Chemistry, Higher Level5CHEM 999
Group 4 Physics, Standard Level5PHSC 999
Group 5 Math Studies, Standard Level5MATH 999
Group 5 Mathematics, Standard Level

4 or 5
6 or 7
MATH 120
MATH 253
Group 5 Mathematics, Higher Level

4 or 5
6 or 7
MATH 253
MATH 253 and MATH 254 (6 hours)
Group 6 Visual Arts, Higher Level5ART 112


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