Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate

Whittier College accepts Advanced Placement scores for credit toward graduation.  The list of scores below represent the current course credit equivalencies beginning in the Fall 2016 semester.

Entering students who have passed International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examinations with a score of 5 or above will receive credit toward graduation on a case-by-case basis upon approval of the academic department.

AP/IB Exam Score Credit Whittier Equivalent Lib Ed
AP Art: History 4 or 5 6 ART 205 and 206 CUL5
AP Studio (Drawing) 0 NC    
AP Studio (2-D Design) NC    
AP Biology 4 or 5 8 BIOL 100  
AP Chemistry 4 5 CHEM 110A  
AP Chemistry 5 10 CHEM 110A and 110B  
AP Computer Science A 4 or 5 3 COSC 120  
AP Computer Science Principles 4 or 5 3 COSC 100  
AP Economics - Macro 4 or 5 3 ECON 200  
AP Economics - Micro 4 or 5 3 ECON 201  
AP English A1 HL/SL 5 or 6 6 ENGL 110 and English Electives  
AP English Lang/Comp 4 or 5 6 English Electives  
AP English Lit/Comp 4 or 5 6 ENGL 110 and English Electives  
AP Environmental Science 0 NC    
AP Gov't and Politics - U.S.  4 or 5 3 PLSC 110 CUL4
AP Gov't and Politics - Comp 0 NC    
AP History - European 4 or 5 3 HIST 201 CUL5
AP History - U.S.  4 or 5 3 HIST 206 or 207 CUL4
AP History - World 4 or 5 3 HIST 101 CUL6
AP Latin Literature 0 NC    
AP Latin Vergil 0 NC    
AP Modern Languages: French 4 or 5 8 FREN 120 and 121 CUL7
AP Modern Languages: German 4 or 5 8 GERM 120 and 120 CUL7
AP Modern Languages: Spanish 4 or 5  8 SPAN 120 and 121 CUL7
AP French Lit 0 NC    
AP Spanish Lit 4 or 5 8 Spanish Electives  
AP Math: Calculus AB* 4 or 5 4 MATH 141 COM1
AP Math: Calculus BC* 4 or 5 8 MATH 141A and 141B COM1
AP Music Theory 4 2 Music Electives  
AP Music Theory 5 4 Music Electives  
AP Physics 1 4 or 5 4 PHYS 135A  
AP Physics 2 4 or 5 4 PHYS 135B  
AP Physics C: Mechanics 4 or 5 4 PHYS 150 COM1
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 0 NC    
AP Psychology 4 or 5 3 PSYC 100  
AP Statistics 4 or 5 3 MATH 080 COM1

* Credit is only given to either Calculus AB or Calculus BC, not both.

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