Saint Mary's College welcomes students who have challenged themselves in the classroom by taking Honors, Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses.

We review applications using a weighted GPA. Accepted students will also have the opportunity to transfer credits earned through examinations in AP or IB courses. The College grants up to a full year of college credit for AP examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board or higher level IB courses.

The following is a summary of courses that students may receive credit for based on successful results.

Advanced Placement Exams

AP EXAM
SAINT MARY'S EQUIVALENT
History of Art (3,4,5) AH 1 – Survey of World Art, Near East to Gothic
Art: Studio Art-Drawing (3,4,5) ART 00S – Lower Division Studio
Art: Studio Art-2-D Design (3,4,5) ART 3 – Basic Design
Art: Studio Art-3-D Design ART 00S – Lower Division Studio
Biology (3) BIOL 0LE – Lower Division Elective
Biology (4)
BIOL 50 – General Biology
BIOL 51 - General Biology Lab
Biology (5)           
BIOL 2 – Intro to Biol for Majors: Evol & Org
BIOL 2L – Evolutions and Organisms Lab
Chemistry (3 or 4)
CHEM 8 – General Chemistry I
CHEM 9 – General Chemistry Lab I
Chemistry (5)
CHEM 8 – General Chemistry I
CHEM 9 – General Chemistry Lab I

CHEM 10 – General Chemistry II

CHEM 11 – General Chemistry Lab II
Chinese Lang & Culture (3) MAND-003 – Intermediate Mandarin
Chinese Lang & Culture (4,5)
MAND-003 – Intermediate Mandarin
MAND-004 – Continuing Intermediate Mandarin
Computer Science A (3,4,5) CS 21 – Programming
Economics: Macroeconomics (3,4,5) ECON 4 – Principles of Macro-economics
Economics: Microeconomics (3,4,5) ECON 3 – Principles of Micro-economics
Engl Lang/Comp (3) ENGL 00E – Lower Division Elective
Engl Lang/Comp (4 or 5)   ENGL 4 – Composition
Engl Lit /Comp (3) ENGL 00E – Lower Division Elective
Engl Lit/Comp (4 or 5) ENGL 4 – Composition
Environmental Science (3)                NATSC 0LL – Lower Division Elective
Environmental Science (4 or 5)
EES 92 – Intro to Environmental Science
EES 92L – Intro to Environmental Science Lab
French Lang/Lit (3) FREN 3 – Intermediate French
German Lang (3) GERM 3 – Intermediate German
German Lang (4) GERM 4 – Continuing Intermediate German
German Lang (5)