AP & IB Credit Equivalencies

Alfred University offers college credit for earning acceptable scores on Advanced Placement (AP) exams, as well as International Baccalaureate (IB) exams.


Advanced Placement (AP) Examination Equivalencies
AP Examination Credit-Granting Score Credit Hours Granted Equivalent AU Course/Degree
Requirement Area
Art History 4 or 5 4 ARTH 130 and ARTH 140 (Area C)
Biology 4 or 5 4 BIOL 150 (Area F-I)
Calculus AB 4 or 5 4 MATH 151 (03-QR)
Calculus BC 3 4 MATH 151 (03-
QR) (w/Calc AB Subscore of 4 or 5)
Calculus BC 4 or 5 8 MATH 151 (03-QR)
and MATH 152
Chemistry 4 4 CHEM 105 and CHEM 105L (Area F-I)
Chemistry 5 8 CHEM 105 and 105L and CHEM
Computer Science A 3, 4, or 5 4 106 and CHEM
106L (Area F-I)
CSCI 156
Computer Science AB 3 4 CSCI 156
Computer Science AB 4 or 5 8 CSCI 156 and
CSCI 157
Economics Macro 4 or 5 3 ECON 202
Economics Micro 4 or 5 4 ECON 201 (Area E2)
English Language and Composition 4 4 ENGL 101 (01-WR)
English Language and Composition 5 6 ENGL 101 (01-WR)
+ 2 Cr Elective
English Literature and Composition 4 4 ENGL 101 (01-WR)
English Literature and Composition 5 6 ENGL 101 (01-WR)
+ 2 Cr Elective
Environmental Science 4 or 5 4 ENVS 101
French Literature 4 or 5 4 FREN 102 (02-FL)
French Language 3 or 4 4 FREN 102 (02-FL)
French Language 5 4 FREN 202 (FL)
German Language 3 or 4 4 GRMN 102 (02-FL)
German Language 5 4 GRMN 202 (02-FL)
Comparative Government & Politics 4 or 5 4 POLS 110 (Area E2)
U.S. Government & Politics 4 or 5 4 POLS 110 (Area E2)
World History 4 4 HIST 100 (Area D)
World History 5 8 HIST 100 (Area
D) +4 Cr History Elective
U.S. History 4 4 HIST 211 (Area D)
U.S. History 5 8 HIST 211 and HIST 212 (Area D)
European History 4 4 HIST 110 (Area D)
European History 5 8 HIST 110 and HIST 111 (Area D)
Human Geography 4 or 5 4 General Ed (Area E3)
Italian 4 or 5 4 ITAL 102 (02-FL)
Latin Literature 4 or 5 4 LATN 102 (02-FL)
Music Theory 4 or 5 4 MUSC 120 (Area
C)
Physics B 4 4 PHYS 111 (Area F- I)
Physics B 5 8 PHYS 111 and PHYS 112 (Area F- I)
Physics C: Mechanics 4 or 5 4 PHYS 125 (Area F- I)
Physics C: Elec & Magnet 4 or 5 4 PHYS 126 (Area F- I)
Psychology 4 or 5 4 PSYC 101 (Area E1)
Spanish Language 3 4 SPAN 102 (02-FL)
Spanish Language 4 4 SPAN 201 (02-FL)
Spanish Language 5 4 SPAN 202 (02-FL)
Spanish Literature 4 or 5 4 SPAN 102 (02-FL)
Statistics 4 or 5 3 BUSI 113 (03-QR)
Studio Art – Drawing 4 or 5 4 ART 111 (Area C)
Studio Art – 2D/3D (General) 4 or 5 4 ART 100 (Area C)

Alfred University grants 30 semester hours of credit (sophomore standing) to students who have earned the IB diploma in high school. Scores of 4 or better on the higher-level (HL) exams and scores of 5 or better on the subsidiary level (SL) exams are considered for equivalent course credit. When necessary, liberal arts general elective credits are awarded to reach a total of 30 credits. Students who have not completed the IB diploma are awarded equivalent course credit for up to two introductory courses for each higher level exam (HL) in which a grade of 5 or better was earned. Equivalent credit for one introductory course is awarded for each subsidiary level examination (SL) in which a grade of 6 or better was earned.

*Please Note: a 4 is considered for equivalent credit on HL exams only for students who have earned the IB Diploma

*Please Note: a 5 is considered for equivalent credit on SL exams only for students who have earned the IB Diploma

International Baccalaureate (IB) Equivalencies
IB Examination (level) Credit Granting Score Credit Hours Granted Equivalent AU Course/Degree Requirement Area
Economics (HL) 4*-5 4 ECON 201 (Area E2)
Language A (English): Language and Literature (HL) 4*-5 4 ENGL 101 (01)
Language A (English): Literature (HL) 4-5 4 ENGL 220
Languages (HL) 4*-5 4 (Lang) 101 (02)
Visual Arts (HL) 4*-5 4 ART 100 (Area C)
History of Americas (HL) 4*-5 4 HIST 211 (Area D)
History of Europe (HL) 4*-5 4 HIST 107 (Area D)
Biology (HL) 4* 4 BIOL 100 (Area F-I)
Biology (HL) 5 4 BIOL 150 (Area F-I)
Chemistry (HL) 4*-5 4 CHEM 103 (Area F-I)
Mathematics (HL) 4*-5 4 MATH 101 (03)
Physics (HL) 4*-5 4 PHYS 111 (Area F- I)
Psychology (HL) 4*-5 4 PSYC 101 (Area E1)
Theatre (HL) 4*-5 4 THEA 110 (Area C)
Theory of Knowledge B or A 4 PHIL 101 (Area B)
Economics (HL) 6-7 7 ECON 201, 202 (4 Cr. Area E2)
Language A (English): Language and Literature (HL) 6-7 8 ENGL 101, 102 (01)
Language A (English): Literature (HL) 6-7 8 ENGL 220
Languages (HL) 6-7 8 (Lang) 101, 102 (02)
Visual Arts (HL) 6-7 8 ART 100 (Area C)
History of Americas (HL) 6-7 8 HIST 211, 212 (Area D)
History of Europe (HL) 6-7 8 HIST 107, 200 (Area D)
Biology (HL) 6-7 4 BIOL 150 (Area F-I)
Chemistry (HL) 6 4 CHEM 105 (Area F-I)
Chemistry (HL) 7 8 CHEM 105, 106 (Area F-I)
Mathematics (HL) 6-7 8 MATH 101, 115 (03)
Physics (HL) 6-7 8 PHYS 111, 112 (Area F-I)
Psychology (HL) 6-7 8 PSYC 101 (Area E1), PSYC 100 (psychology elective)
Theatre (HL) 6-7 8 THEA 110, 200 (4 Cr. Area C)
Economics (SL) 5*-7 4 ECON 201 (Area E2)
Language A (English): Language and Literature (SL) 6-7 or SL 5 w/ IB diploma 4 ENGL 101 (01)
Language A (English): Literature (SL) 6-7 or SL 5 w/ IB diploma 4 ENGL 220
Literature and Performance (SL) SL 5 w/ IB diploma or 6-7 4 ENGL 220
Languages (SL) 5*-7 4 (Lang) 101 (02)
Visual Arts (SL) 5*-7 4 ART 100 (Area C)
History of Americas (SL) 5*-7 4 HIST 211 (Area D)
History of Europe (SL) 5*-7 4 HIST 107 (Area D)
Biology (HL) 5*-7 4 BIOL 100 (Area F-I)
Chemistry (HL) 5*-7 4 CHEM 103 (Area F-I)
Mathematics (SL) 5*-7 4 MATH 101 (03)
Mathematical Studies (SL) 5*-7 4 MATH 101 (03)
Physics (SL) 5*-7 4 PHYS 111 (Area F-I)
Psychology (SL) 5*-7 4 PSYC 101 (Area E1)
Theatre (SL) 5*-7 4 THEA 110 (Area C)