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Cambridge International A Level, AP and IB Credits

Advanced Placement (AP Credit)

Clemson University strongly endorses the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program and consistently ranks among the top colleges and universities in the nation in the number of students reporting AP grades. Students who have participated in AP are attracted by, and in turn contribute to, the superior academic environment at Clemson. Clemson University credit is awarded for grades of 3, 4 or 5 on AP examinations.

If you enroll in AP courses through your high school, you’ll have the opportunity to take a national examination at the end of the school year. When registering for the exam, indicate if you wish to have the final results sent to Clemson University (CEEB #5111). The exams are graded on a 1 to 5 scale, and if you achieve a 3 or higher, you’ll receive the appropriate course credit as outlined in the AP credit chart below.

AP examination grades should be sent directly to Clemson from the College Board; specific information can be found in the Academic Catalog. You will receive notification from Clemson outlining any course credit that you will receive through the AP program.


Area AP Exam Grade Credit Awarded for These Clemson University Courses Credit Hours
Capstone Research 3, 4, 5 ELEC 00013 3
Seminar 3, 4, 5 ELEC 00013 3
Economics Microeconomics 3, 4, 5 ECON 2110 3
Macroeconomics 3, 4, 5 ECON 2120 3
English Literature and Composition1 3, 4 ENGL 19994 3
Literature and Composition1 5 ENGL 19994, 1030 6
Language and Composition1 3, 4 ENGL 19994 3
Language and Composition1 5 ENGL 19994, 1030 6
Literature and Composition1 and Language and Composition1 5 ENGL 19994, 1030 6
Geography Human Geography 3, 4, 5 GEOG 1010 3
Government Government and Politics: United States 3, 4, 5 POSC 1010 3
Government and Politics: Comparative 3, 4, 5 POSC 1040 3
History United States History 3 HIST 1010 3
United States History 4, 5 HIST 1010, 1020 6
European History 3, 4, 5 HIST 1730 3
World History 3, 4, 5 HIST 1930 3
Humanities Music Theory 3, 4, 5 MUSC 1420, 1430 4
Art History 3, 4, 5 ART 2100 3
Studio Art — Drawing 3 ELEC 00013 3
4 ART 1030 3
5 ART 1050 3
Studio Art — 2D Design 3 ELEC 00013 3
4, 5 ART 1030 3
Studio Art — 3D Design 3 ELEC 00013 3
4, 5 ART 1030 3
Languages Chinese Language and Culture 3, 4 CHIN 1010, 1020, 2010 11
5 CHIN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020 14
French Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 FR 1010, 1020 8
German Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 GER 1010, 1020 8
Italian Language and Culture 3, 4 ITAL 1010, 1020, 2010 11
5 ITAL 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020 14
Japanese Language and Culture 3, 4 JAPN 1010, 1020, 2010 11
5 JAPN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020 14
Latin 3 LATN 1010, 1020, 2010 11
4, 5 LATN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020 14
Spanish Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 SPAN 1010, 1020 8
Spanish Literature and Culture 3 SPAN 1010, 1020 8
4 SPAN 1010, 1020, 2010 11
5 SPAN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020 14
Math Calculus AB 3, 4, 5 MATH 1060 4
Calculus BC 3, 4, 5 MATH 1060, 1080 8
Statistics 3, 4, 5 STAT 2300 3
Psychology Psychology 3, 4, 5 PSYC 2010 3
Sciences Biology 3 BIOL 1230+1200 4
4 BIOL 1030+1050 4
5 BIOL 1030+1040+1050+1060 8
Chemistry 3, 4 CH 1010 4
5 CH 1010, 1020 8
Computer Science A 3, 4, 5 CPSC 1060 4
Computer Science Principles 3, 4, 5 CPSC 1210 3
Environmental Science 3, 4, 5 ENSP 2000 3
Physics 1 3, 4, 5 PHYS 2070+2090 4
Physics 2 3, 4, 5 PHYS 2080+2100 4
Physics B2 3, 4, 5 PHYS 2070+2090, PHYS 2080+2100 8
Physics C (Mechanics) 3, 4, 5 PHYS 1220+1240 4
Physics C (E&M) 3, 4, 5 PHYS 2210+2230 4

1 Student who earns a score of 3 or 4 should register for ENGL 1030.

2 Student enrolling in curricula requiring calculus-based physics (PHYS 1220, 1240, 2210, 2220, 2230, 2240) but who earns a grade of 5 on Physics B will be asked to meet with a departmental representative for further evaluation and placement counseling.

3 ELEC 0001 is elective-only transfer credit.

4 ENGL 1999 is English elective credit.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Clemson University recognizes the academic challenges of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and encourages students with IB credits to apply for admission. IB graduates who score well on their higher-level exams will be awarded college credit as outlined in the following chart. Please be sure to include your IB candidate number in the space provided on the Clemson application.

For additional information:
IB Americas Americas Global Centre
7501 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 200
West Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: 301-202-3000
Fax: 301-202-3003
ibid@ibo.org
www.ibo.org


IB Higher Level Examination Level Grade Credit Allowed Toward Degree Credits
Biology 4, 5, 6, 7 BIOL 1030/1050, 1040/1060 8
Business and Management 4, 5, 6, 7 MGT 2010 3
Chemistry 4, 5, 6, 7 CH 1010 (for majors requiring organic chemistry) 4
4, 5 CH 1010 (for majors not requiring organic chemistry) 4
6, 7 CH 1010, 1020 (for majors not requiring organic chemistry) 8
Classical Languages 4 LATN 1010 4
5 LATN 1010, 1020 8
6, 7 LATN 1010, 1020, 2010 11
Computer Science 4 CPSC 1110 3
5, 6 CPSC 1010 4
7 CPSC 1010, 1020 8
Dance 4, 5, 6, 7 ELEC 00014 3
Design Technology 4, 5, 6, 7 ELEC 00014 3
Economics 4, 5, 6, 7 ECON 2110, 2120 6
English (Language A: Literature or Language and Literature) 4 ENGL 19995 3
5, 6 ENGL 19995, 2120 6
7 ENGL 19995, 1030, 2120 9
Classical Languages Greek 4, 5, 6, 7 LANG 19996 3
Film 4, 5, 6, 7 ELEC 00014 3
Foreign Language (Language B) 4 ARAB 1010, CHIN 1010, FR 1010, GER 1010, ITAL 1010, JAPN 1010, LATN 1010, PORT 1010, RUSS 1010, or SPAN 1010 (dependent on language) 4
5, 6, 7 ARAB 1010, 1020; CHIN 1010, 1020; FR 1010, 1020; GER 1010, 1020; ITAL 1010, 1020; JAPN 1010, 1020; LATN 1010, 1020; PORT 1010, 1020; ITAL 1010, 1020; or SPAN 1010, 1020 (dependent on language) 8
Geography 4, 5, 6, 7 GEOG 1010 3
Global Politics 4, 5, 6, 7 ELEC 00014 3
History
Route 1: Higher Level Option - Europe and the Islamic World 4, 5, 6, 7 ELEC 00014 3
Route 1: Higher Level Options - Asia and Oceania 4, 5, 6, 7 HIST 1930 3
Route 1: Higher Level Options - Africa, Europe and the Middle East, The Americas 4, 5, 6, 7 ELEC 00014 3
Information Technology in a Global Society 4, 5, 6, 7 STS 1200 3
Islamic History 4, 5, 6, 7 ELEC 3
Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches 4, 5 MATH 1020 or 10601 3 or 4
6, 7 MATH 1020 or 10602 3 or 4
Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation 4, 5 MATH 19997 3
6, 7 STAT 2300 3
Music 4, 5, 6, 7 ELEC 00013 3
Philosophy 4, 5, 6, 7 PHIL 1010 3
Physics 4 PHYS 2070/2090 4
5, 6, 7 PHYS 2070/2090, 2080/2100 8
Psychology 4, 5, 6, 7 PSYC 2010 3
Social and Cultural Anthropology 4, 5, 6, 7 ANTH 1999 3
Theater Arts 4, 5, 6, 7 ELEC 00013 3
Visual Arts 4, 5, 6, 7 ART 1030 3

1 Placement in MATH 2070 or MATH 1080. Upon completion of MATH 2070 with a grade C or better, credit will be awarded for MATH 1020. Upon completion of MATH 1080 with a grade C or better, credit will be awarded for MATH 1060. If the student does not enroll in MATH 2070 or MATH 1080 or does not pass the sequential class (MATH 2070 or 1080) with a grade C or higher, 3 credits of elective (ELEC 001) will be awarded.

2 Students may receive credit for either MATH 1020 (3 credits) or MATH 1060 (4 credits) but not both.

3 Courses determined on an individual basis. See department.

4 ELEC 0001 is elective-only transfer credit.

5 ENGL 1999 is English elective credit.

6 LANG 1999 is a Language elective credit.

7 MATH 1999 is Mathematics elective credit.

Cambridge International A Level Credits

Cambridge International AS & A Level courses and exams provide the training and challenges high school students need to succeed in college. The Cambridge curriculum follows a meticulous curriculum that allows students to complete college-level work during their last two years of high school.

Clemson awards Cambridge International credits according to the chart below.

AICE Exam Title A Level Grade Credit Earned
Accounting E, D, C, B, A, A* ACCT 2020
Afrikaans E, D, C, B, A, A* ELEC 0001
Arabic E, D, C, B, A, A* ARAB 1010, 1020
Art and Design E, D, C, B, A, A* ART 1030
Biology E, D BIOL 1200/1230
C, B BIOL 1030/1050
A, A* BIOL 1030/1050, BIOL 1040/1060
Business (general) E, D, C, B, A, A* MGT 2010
Chemistry E, D CH 1010
C, B CH 1010, 1020
A, A* CH 1010, 1020, 2230, 2240
Chinese E, D, C, B CHIN 1010, 1020, 2010
A, A* CHIN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
Classical Studies E, D, C, B, A, A* ELEC 0001
Computer Science E, D, C, B, A, A* CPSC 1210
Divinity E, D, C, B, A, A* ELEC 0001
Drama E, D, C, B, A, A* THEA 2100
Economics E, D, C, B, A, A* ECON 2110, 2120
English Language E, D, C ENGL 1999
B, A, A* ENGL 1999, 1030
English Literature E, D, C ENGL 1999
B, A, A* ENGL 1999, 1030
French Language E, D, C, B, A, A* FR 1010, 1020
Geography E, D, C, B, A, A* GEOG 1010, 1060
German E, D, C, B, A, A* GER 1010, 1020
Global Perspectives E, D, C, B, A, A* IS 2100
Hindi E, D, C, B, A, A* ELEC 0001
Hinduism E, D, C, B, A, A* REL 3120
History: European E, D, C, B, A, A* HIST 1999, 1930
History: International E, D, C, B, A, A* HIST 1999
History: United States E, D, C, B, A, A* HIST 1999, 1930
Information Technology E, D, C, B, A, A* CPSC 1200
Islamic Studies E, D, C, B, A, A* REL 3150
Law E, D, C, B, A, A* LAW 3220
Marine Science E, D, C, B, A, A* ELEC 0001
Mathematics E, D, C, B, A, A* MATH 1030, 1060
Mathematics: Further Math E, D, C MATH 1030, 1060
B, A, A* MATH 1060, 1080
Media Studies E, D, C, B, A, A* COMM 3310
Music E, D, C, B, A, A* MUSC 2100
Physics E, D, C, B, A, A* PHYS 2070, 2090
Portuguese E, D, C, B: PORT 1010, 1020
A, A* PORT 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
Psychology E, D, C, B, A, A* PSYC 3999
Sociology E, D, C, B, A, A* SOC 2010
Spanish E, D, C, B: SPAN 1010, 1020
A, A* SPAN 1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020

AICE Exam Title AS Level Grade Credit Earned
Accounting e, d, c, b, a, a* ACCT 1999
Afrikaans e, d, c, b, a, a* ELEC 0001
Afrikaans Language e, d, c, b, a, a* ELEC 0001
Arabic e, d, c, b, a, a* ARAB 1010, 1020
Arabic Language e, d, c, b, a, a* ARAB 1010, 1020
Art and Design e, d, c, b, a, a* ART 1030
Biology e, d BIOL 1200/1230
c, b BIOL 1030/1050
a, a* BIOL 1030/1050, BIOL 1040/1060
Business (general) e, d, c, b, a, a* MGT 1999
Chemistry e, d, c CH 1010
b, a, a* CH 1010, 2230
Chinese Language e, d, c, b CHIN 1010, 1020, 2010
a, a* CHIN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
Classical Studies e, d, c, b, a, a* ELEC 0001
Computer Science e, d, c, b, a, a* CPSC 1999
Divinity AS level e, d, c, b, a, a* ELEC 0001
Drama e, d, c, b, a, a* THEA 2100
Economics e, d, c, b, a, a* ECON 2000
English General Paper e, d, c, b, a, a* ELEC 0001
English Language e, d, c ENGL 1999
b, a, a* ENGL 1999, 1030
English Language and Literature e, d, c, b, a, a* ENGL 1999, 1030
English Literature e,d,c ENGL 1999
b, a, a* ENGL 1999, 1030
Environmental Management e, d, c, b, a, a* ENSP 2000
French Language e, d, c, b, a, a* FR 1010, 1020
French Literature e, d, c, b FR 1999
a, a* FR 3000
Geography e, d, c, b, a, a* GEOG 1010
German Language e, d, c, b, a, a* GER 1010, 1020
Global Perspectives e, d, c, b, a, a* IS 2100
Hindi Language e, d, c, b, a, a* ELEC 0001
Hindi Literature e, d, c, b, a, a* ELEC 0001
Hinduism e, d, c, b, a, a* REL 1999
History: European e, d, c, b, a, a* HIST 1999
History: International e, d, c, b, a, a* HIST 1999
History: United States e, d, c, b, a, a* HIST 1999
Information Technology e, d, c, b, a, a* CPSC 1999
Islamic Studies e, d, c, b, a, a* REL 1999
Japanese Languages e, d, c, b JAPN 1010, 1020, 2010
a, a* JAPN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
Law e, d, c, b, a, a* LAW 3999
Marine Science e, d, c, b, a, a* ELEC 0001
Mathematics e, d, c, b, a, a* MATH 1030
Media Studies e, d, c, b, a, a* COMM 2999
Music e, d, c, b, a, a* MUSC 2100
Physics e, d, c, b, a, a* PHYS 2000
Portuguese Language e, d, c, b PORT 1010, 1020
a, a* PORT 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
Psychology e, d, c, b, a, a* PSYC 3999
Sociology e, d, c, b, a, a* SOC 2010
Spanish Language e, d, c, b SPAN 1010, 1020
a, a* SPAN 1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020
Spanish Literature e, d, c, b SPAN 1999
a, a* SPAN 3040