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AP/IB Credit

A maximum of 32 credit hours of alternative credit may be counted toward graduation. This includes Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and CLEP. No credit will be awarded for Subsidiary level examinations.

Advanced Placement Credit

Advanced Placement Examinations, consisting of both objective and free response sections, are administered by the College Board to students who have completed college-level Advanced Placement courses in high school. A score of 1 through 5 is assigned by a group of evaluators based on the score for the objective section and review of the free response questions. Carthage awards credit in recognition of scores 3 through 5. Entering students who wish credit for Advanced Placement must submit official results to the Office of the Registrar.

Advanced Placement Courses and Carthage Policy

All advanced placement courses are subject to departmental review of scores and/or booklet before credits are awarded. AP scores must be 3 or above to receive Carthage credit except where noted otherwise.

AP Exam
Carthage Courses Awarded
Art 2D Design Submit scores and booklet for departmental review; score of 4 required
Art 3D Design Submit scores and booklet for departmental review; score of 4 required
Art History ARH 1700 Introduction to Art History; score of 4 required
Biology BIO 1010 Concepts in Biology
Calculus AB MTH 1120 Calculus I with score of 4 or 5
Calculus BC MTH 1120 Calculus I with score of 4; see department chair to discuss credits for MTH 1220 Calculus II. 8 credits for MTH 1120 Calculus I and MTH 1220 Calculus II with score of 5
Chemistry CHM 1010 General Chemistry
Computer Science A 4 elective credits
Computer Science AB 4 elective credits
Economics: Macroeconomics ECN 1020 Principles of Macroeconomics
Economics: Microeconomics ECN 1010 Principles of Microeconomics
English Language 4 elective credits
English Literature ENG 1060 Interpreting Literature
Environmental Science GEO 1600 Earth Revealed
European History HIS 1120 Issues in European History II
French Language Placement indicator at Carthage College required
French Literature Placement indicator at Carthage College required
German Language Placement indicator at Carthage College required
Government and Politics: Comparative POL 1030 Introduction to Comparative Politics
Government and Politics: U.S. POL 2400 American Government: National, State and Local
Human Geography GEO 1500 Human Geography: An Introduction
Latin Placement indicator at Carthage College required
Music Theory — Aural 1 elective credit
Music Theory — Non-Aural 3 elective credits
Physics 1, Algebra Based PHY 1200 Fundamentals of Physics; score of 4 required
Physics 2, Algebra Based PHY 1200 Fundamentals of Physics; score of 4 required
Physics C (Mechanics) PHY 1200 Fundamentals of Physics; score of 4 required
If a 4 is received in both Physics 1 and 2, credit will also be given for PHY 2100.
Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism) PHY 1200 Fundamentals of Physics and PHY 2200 General Physics I; score of 4 required
Psychology PYC 1500 Introduction to Psychological Science; score of 4 required
Spanish Language Placement indicator at Carthage College required
Spanish Literature Placement indicator at Carthage College required
Statistics MTH 1050 Elementary Statistics
Studio Art/Drawing Submit scores and booklet for departmental review; score of 4 required
U.S. History HIS 1000 Issues in American History
World History HIS 9999 Asian History Elective — Global Heritage

International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate diploma program is recognized by Carthage for purposes of admission, course credit, and advanced standing or placement. Credit is based on review of the candidate’s International Baccalaureate program. Credit may be given for scores of 4 or higher in selected Higher Level examinations.

IB Exam
Carthage Courses Awarded
All Language Tests Placement indicator at Carthage College required
Biology BIO 1010 Concepts in Biology
Chemistry SCI 0099
Computer Science See department
Economics ECN 1030 Issues in Economics
English 4 elective credits
Geography GEO 1500 Human Geography: An Introduction
History HIS 9999
History of the Americas HIS 1000 Issues in American History
Mathematical Studies See department
Music MUS 1150 Exploring Music
Psychology PYC 1500 Introduction to Psychological Science
Social & Cultural Anthropology SOC 1020 Cultural Anthropology
Theatre Arts THR 1150 Introduction to Theatre
Visual Arts ART 1030 Exploring Studio Art