AP and IB Exam Information

Fall 2017 Award Policy

Lafayette participates in the Advanced Placement examination program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). Candidates interested in receiving course credit and placement in advanced classes should take the AP examinations given in May of each year.

A score of either 4 or 5 on most examinations, and 3 or above on selected others, will earn course credit and advanced placement. The Lafayette faculty determine score assignments each spring/summer.

It is possible to receive sophomore standing with sufficient credit and approval.

Lafayette cannot grant any AP credit without possession of the official AP score report from the College Board before the end of the student’s sophomore year at the College.

The credit awards for the 2016-2017 academic year are as follows:

TEST SCORE CREDIT COURSE NOTE
Art History 4,5 1 Elective credit in Art G
Art Studio 4,5 1 Art 103 or 109
Biology 5 2 Biology 101, 102
Calculus AB 4,5 1 Mathematics 161
Calculus BC 3,4,5 2 Mathematics 161, 162
Chemistry 4,5 2 Chemistry 121, 122
Chinese Language and Culture 3,4,5 1 Chinese 102 or 112 C
Computer Science A 4,5 1 Computer Science 102 F
Economics 4,5 1 Economics 101 A
English Language or Literature 4,5 1 Elective credit in English B/G
Environmental Science 4,5 1 Geology 110
European History 4,5 1 Elective credit in European History
French Language and Culture 3,4,5 1 French 102 or 112 C
German Language and Culture 3,4,5 1 German 102 or 112 C
Govt. & Politics: Comparative 4,5 1 Government 103
Govt. & Politics: U. S. 4,5 1 Government 101
Italian Language and Culture 3,4,5 1 Italian 102 or 112 C
Japanese Language and Culture 3,4,5 1 Japanese 102 or 112 C
Latin 3,4,5 1 Latin 102 or 112 C
Music Theory 4,5 1 Music 121
Physics 1 4,5 1 Physics 111 B/D
Physics 2 4,5 1 Physics 112 B/D
Physics C/M 4,5 1 Physics 131 B
Physics C/E&M 4,5 1 Physics 133 B
Psychology 4,5 1 elective credit in Psychology E
Spanish Language or Literature 3,4,5 1 Spanish 102 or 112 C
Statistics 4,5 1 Math 186
United States History 4,5 1 Elective credit in American History
World History 4,5 1 Elective credit in World History

NOTES:

A – Must pass both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.
B – Same course  (Cannot receive credit for Physics 111 & 131/151 and 112 & 133/152) (Only one credit awarded in English).
C – Satisfies the elementary proficiency in a second language requirement. (Maximum 1 credit per language)
D – Engineering majors will not be awarded credit for Physics 111, 112.
E – Course is not equivalent to Psychology 110 and does not meet natural lab science requirement.
F – Course is equivalent to CS 104, 105, 106 sequence.
G – Course meets the Humanities requirement in the Common Course of Study.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE CREDIT

The official results of the higher-level (HL) examination of the International Baccalaureate are considered for academic course credit at Lafayette College. Acceptable score levels for the IB program are 5 or higher in most subjects. Each department will determine the specific amount of credit, but in general, credit awards follow the AP listing above. No credit is awarded for subsidiary-level (SL) examinations. The full IB Diploma may qualify the holder for additional credit.

GCE A-levels are reviewed on a course by course basis.
Lafayette College does not award credit for the CLEP examination.