AP / IB / Other Credit
We know you're an exceptional student, and that you've worked hard to earn credits that might be applied to courses at Emory College or Oxford College. We are happy to consider them and, often, to accept them. We do, however, have some parameters to ensure you get the most out of your Emory education. See our credit policies below.
Please note: the policies detailed below for Emory College and Oxford College apply to current students and the class of first-year students enrolling in Fall 2017. New credit policies that will apply to the class of students enrolling in Fall 2018 are detailed in this document. More updates to the incoming Fall of 2018 class will be posted in the fall of 2017.
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Emory CollegePlease note that all policies remain under ongoing review and are subject to change.
General GuidelinesFor entering first-year Emory College students a combined total of 24 credit hours of the following types of credit may be granted:
- AP and IB test credits
- A-Level, French Baccalaureate and other international exams
- College course credit
Beyond the 24 hour credit limit, Emory College may use the additional exams or courses to fulfill pre-requisites for placement into higher level courses. Students should only request this after consulting an academic advisor. No additional credit or waivers or General Education Requirements (GERs) will be given. Members of the admission staff, under the joint supervision of the dean of admission and the senior associate dean in Emory College, will evaluate college credit for entering students. Official AP and IB test scores and college transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Admission no later than August 1 in order to be evaluated for credit before freshmen orientation. Scores and transcripts must be received no later than the end of the first semester freshman year to be applied to a student's overall record.
Advanced Placement CreditWe typically will award three semester hours of college credit for each score of four or five on examinations of the Advanced Placement (AP) Program of the College Entrance Examination Board.
- We award six hours of credit for a score of four or five on the Calculus BC examination. Students receiving credit for the Calculus BC examination may not receive credit for the Calculus AB examination as well. Students who do not receive credit for Calculus BC but who score a four or five on the Calculus AB subgrade of the Calculus BC examination will receive three hours of credit for Calculus AB.
- In the case of two AP results for individual language examinations (i.e., English Literature and English Language) or Computer Science, credit may be awarded for either examination but not for both.
- Emory College of Arts and Sciences does not grant credit for the Human Geography examination.
- Emory College of Arts and Sciences does not grant academic credit for any AP Studio Arts exams.
- No credit is granted in Emory College of Arts and Sciences for AP examination scores of one, two, or three.
Entering first-year and transfer students must have AP results sent directly from the College Board to the Emory Office of Admission. Our reporting code is 5187.
International Baccalaureate CreditWe will award three semester hours of college credit for scores of five, six, or seven on the higher-level International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations in the subject areas offered in Emory College of Arts and Sciences. Entering first-year and transfer students must have IB results sent directly from the International Baccalaureate Organization to the Emory Office of Admission. Score results must arrive by no later than the end of the entering student's first semester in Emory College.
- No credit is granted in Emory College of Arts and Sciences for IB examination scores below five on the higher-level examinations.
- No credit is granted for the standard-level examinations regardless of the scores achieved.
- Emory College of Arts and Sciences does not grant credit for the HL Visual Arts IB exam.
College/Dual Enrollment CreditIn advance of admission and enrollment, the Office of Admission is unable to inform students if specific college credit gained through community college or dual enrollment programs taken during high school will be accepted as official college transfer credit. Credit for work done at another college or university is determined by the Office of Admission following enrollment and receipt of official transcripts. The determination of which credits will transfer will be made on a case-by-case basis over the summer prior to freshman course registration.
Do note that only courses taken at an accredited college or university will be considered for academic credit and each program will be reviewed separately. For courses to be considered the course must meet the following requirements:
- The course was taught at the credit-granting college/university. (Not a course taught at a high school or a course taken at a college that is strictly for high school students.)
- The course was taught by a faculty member of the credit-granting college/university.
- The course was open to currently enrolled college students, and not just high school students.
- The course did not count towards credit for a high school diploma.
- The course grade was a C or better. (No credit is given for classes taken pass/fail, satisfactory/unsatisfactory, credit/no credit.)
- The course is comparable to a course taught at Emory College (reference our catalog to compare).
For courses that meet the stipulations above, you will receive the appropriate credit hours, will be exempt from the equivalent course in Emory College of Arts and Sciences and will have satisfied, partially or fully, whatever General Education Requirements the Emory course satisfies. While credit hours may transfer, grades will not. We will convert quarter hours to semester hours by multiplying by 2/3. For example, a 5.0 quarter hour course is worth 3.3 semester hours. Semester hours transfer unchanged. Finally, the issuing institution must submit transcripts to the Emory Office of Admission for the student to receive credit.
- The maximum number of hours that can be awarded to an incoming first year student is 24 semester hours.
- We do not award duplicate credit for the same course or exam. For example, a student can receive credit for only one of the following: a college English composition course, an AP English examination, or the IB higher-level English examination.
- AP or IB History exam credits will not count towards the history major or General Education Requirements (GER). Instead, scores of 4 or 5 on the AP History exam or 5, 6, or 7 on the IB History higher-level exam will count only as general elective credit toward graduation.
- It is possible to receive Emory College of Arts and Sciences credit for advanced course work taken in international educational programs such as the GCE Advanced Levels (A Levels), the French Baccalaureate, the German Abitur, etc. Examination results must be submitted directly to the Emory Office of Admission. Score results should be sent as soon as possible and must arrive no later than the end of the entering student's first semester in Emory College. Exam results must be final (not predictive) and verifiable. Results must be sent by a school official directly to Emory, as transcripts submitted by the student are considered unofficial and will not be processed. Exam results that correspond to course work available in Emory College will be evaluated for credit. Emory College of Arts and Sciences credit is awarded based on a case-by-case review.
- Physical education, health, or remedial courses will not transfer.
- No credit is awarded for the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).
- Online course work from accredited institutions will be evaluated for credit on a case-by-case basis. Official transcripts must be submitted for review. No credit is awarded for correspondence courses or distance learning programs.
- Entering students who have college credit earned before enrolling at Emory that they would like to have evaluated for transfer credit must complete and return a Request for Approval of Transfer Credit / Exemption form.
Oxford CollegePlease note that all policies remain under ongoing review and are subject to change.
First-time entering Oxford College students can receive a combined total of 24 credit hours granted from the following:
- Advanced Placement credits (AP)
- International Baccalaureate (IB), French Baccalaureate, A level exams, and all other international exams
- Other college credit
- Transient study credits earned after the freshmen year at Oxford
Advanced Placement (AP)Oxford College will grant up to twelve hours of AP credit according to the following guidelines: three semester hours of credit will be granted for each score of four or five on examinations of the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. No credit will be granted at Oxford College for scores of one, two or three.
The Advanced Placement examination can be used to satisfy General Education Program Requirements in accordance with college policy. Whether such credit shall apply to Oxford's distribution requirements and the General Education Program Requirements is a determination made by the faculty in the discipline granting the credit. AP scores must be received by the end of the first semester freshmen year. Scores should be sent directly to Oxford College Office of Enrollment Services, 122 Few Circle, Oxford, Georgia 30054 from AP Services, P.O. Box 6671, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6671. Phone 609-771-7388 or 888-225-5427; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org; web address: http://www.collegeboard.org/ap-scores.html.