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AP/IB/A-Level Equivalencies

Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement and/or credit awards are given to students who have participated in the College Board AP Program and who have scored 4 or higher in subject area tests. When you request your scores, remember to request them for every test you took while in high school. You can request them at 609.771.7300 or 888.225.5427 or apexams@info.collegeboard.org. If you have not received your AP test results before registration begins, register for classes and then adjust your courses, if necessary, when you receive your scores. 

Students are not permitted to retake courses for which they will receive AP credit.

Your AP/IB credit can positively impact your registration time for the spring semester; therefore, it is important that all of your credits are posted. Check your unofficial transcript or your degree works to verify everything is there. If something is missing, please contact your Advisor at 504.865.5798 for assistance. Our office receives test results throughout the year. No more than four credits of English or a foreign language will be awarded to any student, even if the student has a qualifying score in both Language and Literature tests.

Students interested in pursuing careers in the health field should consult the pre-professional advisor about their AP/IB credit.

 

Subject AP Score Tulane Course Credit Granted
Art History 4 or 5 3 credit hours (ARHS 1010)

Art Studio

Drawing or 2D Design
3D Design

4 or 5

4 or 5

3 credit hours (ARST 1110 or ARST 2101)

3 credit hours (ARST 1490)

Biology

5

4

4 credit hours (EBIO 1010/1015) and choose 3 credit hours (CELL 1010) or 4 credits hours (CELL 1500/1505)

3 credit hours (CELL 1500)

Chemistry

5

4

8 credit hours (CHEM 1070/1075 and 1080/1085)

4 credit hours (CHEM 1070/1075)

Chinese Language and Culture 4 or 5 4 credit hours (ASTC 2030)
Computer Science A 4 or 5 3 credit hours (CPST 2200)
Computer Science Principles 4 or 5 3 credit hours (CMPS 1950)

Economics
Microeconomics

4 or 5 3 credit hours (ECON 1010)

Economics
Macroeconomics

4 or 5 3 credit hours (ECON 1020)
English Language or Literature 4 or 5 4 credit hours (ENGL 1010)
Environmental Science 4 or 5 4 credit hours (EENS 1300/1305)
French Language or Literature

5

4

3 credit hours (FREN 3150)

4 credit hours (FREN 2030)

German Language 4 or 5 4 credit hours (GERM 2030)
History - European 4 or 5 3 credit hours (HISE 1220)
History - United States 4 or 5 3 credit hours (HISU 1420)
Italian - Language and Culture 4 or 5 4 credit hours (ITAL 2030)
Japanese - Language and Culture 4 or 5 4 credit hours (ASTJ 2030)
Latin - Literature or Virgil 4 or 5

4 credit hours (LATN 2030)

If both exams are passed with scores of 4 and above: 7 credit hours (LATN 2030 and LATN 3070)

Mathematics - Calculus AB 4 or 5 4 credit hours (MATH 1210)
Mathematics - Calculus BC

4 or 5

3 with an AB sub-score

of 4 or higher

8 credit hours (MATH 1210 and 1220)

4 credit hours (MATH 1210)

Credit will not be awarded for a 3 if AB subscore is below a 4

Mathematics - Statistics 4 or 5 3 credit hours (MATH 1110)
Music -Theory 4 or 5 3 credit hours (MUSC 1000)
Physics 1 - Algebra Based 4 or 5

4 credit hours (PHYS 1210)

Credit will not be awarded for PHYS 1210 and 1310

Physics 2 - Algebra Based 4 or 5

4 credit hours (PHYS 1220)

Credit will not be awarded for PHYS 1220 and 1320

Physics B - Algebra and Trigonometry 4 or 5

8 credit hours (PHYS 1210 and 1220)

Credit will not be awarded for PHYS 1210 and 1310, or 1220 and 1320

Physics C - Mechanics 4 or 5

4 credit hours (PHYS 1310)

Credit will not be awarded for PHYS 1210 and 1310

Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism 4 or 5

4 credit hours (PHYS 1320)

Credit will not be awarded for PHYS 1220 and 1320

Political Science - U.S. Government 4 or 5 3 credit hours (POLA 2100)
Political Science - Comparative Government 4 or 5 3 credit hours (POLC 2300)
Psychology 4 or 5 3 credit hours (PSYC 1000)
Spanish - Language or Literature 4 or 5 4 credit hours (SPAN 2030)

 

International Baccalaureate Credit (IB)

Students who have scored 5 or higher on the higher level examinations should contact Advising about credit or advanced placement in these subjects. Credits are awarded for scores of 5 or higher on the higher level IB tests only. 

Students interested in pursuing careers in a health field should consult a pre-professional advisor about their AP/IB credit. 

 

Subject IB Score Tulane Course Credit Granted
Biology

6

7

3 credit hours (CELL 1500)

4 credit hours (EBIO 1010/1015) and choose 3 credit hours (CELL 1010) or 4 credit hours (CELL 1500/1505)

Chemistry

5

6 or higher

4 credit hours (CHEM 1070/1075)

8 credit hours (CHEM 1070/1075 and CHEM 1080/1085)

English Literature or
English A Language and Literature

6 or higher 4 credit hours (ENGL 1010)
Economics 5 or higher 6 credit hours (ECON 1010 and ECON 1020)
Film 5 or higher 3 credit hours (COMM 1150)
French A Language 5 or higher 3 credit hours (FREN 3210)
French A Language and Literature 5 or higher 3 credit hours (FREN 3150)
French B 5 or higher 4 credit hours (FREN 2030)
Geography 5 or higher 3 credit hours (EENS 2060)
German 5 or higher 4 credit hours (GERM 2030)
History, European 5 or higher 3 credit hours (HISE 1220)
Mathematics 5 or higher 4 credit hours (MATH 1210)
Music 5 or higher 3 credit hours (MUSC 1000)
Philosophy 5 or higher 3 credit hours (PHIL 1010)
Physics 5 or higher 8 credit hours (PHYS 1210 and PHYS 1220)
Psychology 5 or higher 3 credit hours (PSYC 1000)
Spanish A Literature 5 or higher 3 credit hours (SPAN 3270)
Spanish A Language and Literature 5 or higher 3 credit hours (SPAN 2040)
Spanish B 5 or higher 4 credit hours (SPAN 2030)
Theatre 5 or higher 3 credit hours (THEA 1020)

 

Cambridge A-Level Credit

Exam Minimum Grade Tulane Course Credit Granted
Biology A EBIO 1010 & 1015

Biology

B

EBIO 1940 & 3 credit hours of CELL 1010 or 4 credit hours for CELL 1500/1505
CELL 1500 and 1505 count towards the Scientific Inquiry Core Requirement. Note that CELL 1500/1505 credit does not count
toward CELL major or minor, but pre-med students are still strongly encouraged to accept the CELL 1500/1505 credit, as many
professional schools require that all prerequisites, such as CELL 1010, be taken on a college campus. 

Biology C

EBIO 1940 & 3 credit hours of CELL 1500

Does not count toward CELL major or minor.

Chemistry A CHEM 1070, 1075, 1080, & 1085
Chemistry B CHEM 1070 & 1075
Chinese C ASTA 4350 & ASTC 3501
Economics A ECON 1010 & ECON 1020
English B ENGL 1010
English Literature B ENLS 1940
French B FREN 3150
French E FREN 2030
Geography B EENS 2060

Math - Pure Math, Mechanics, &
Probability & Statistics

A MATH 1210, 1220, & 1110

Math - Pure Math & Probability
& Statistics

A MATH 1210, 1220, & 1230
Physics Please consult department Please consult department
Psychology B PSYC 1000
Spanish B SPAN 2030

Consult the corresponding department for the following:
Art & Design
Computer Science
German
Music
Japanese