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

Advanced Placement 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 001 – Studio Foundations 1
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 (3,4,5) 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
French Lang/Lit (4) FREN 3 – Intermediate French
FREN 4 – Continuing Intermediate French
French Lang/Lit (5) FREN 4 – Continuing Intermediate French
FREN 10 – Conversation-Composition
German Lang (3) GERM 3 – Intermediate German
German Lang (4) GERM 4 – Continuing Intermediate German
German Lang (5) GERM 4 – Continuing Intermediate German
GERM 0LA – Lower Division Language
Govt & Politics – Comparative (3,4,5) POL 1 – Introduction to Comparative Politics
Govt & Politics – United States (3,4,5) POL 2 – American Government
U.S. History (3) HIST 00E – Lower Division Elective
U.S. History (4 or 5) HIST 17 – History of the United States
HIST 18 – History of theUnited States
European History (3) HIST 00E – Lower Division Elective
European History (4 or 5) HIST 4 – History of Western Civilization
HIST 5 – History of Western Civilization
World History (3) HIST 00E – Lower Division Elective
World History (4 or 5) HIST 001 – World History
HIST 002 – World History
Human Geography (3,4,5) ANTH 00E – Lower Division Elective
Italian Lang (3)            ITAL 3 – Intermediate Italian
Italian Lang (4)  ITAL 4 – Continuing Intermediate Italian
Italian Lang (5)  ITAL 4 – Continuing Intermediate Italian
ITAL 0LA – Lower Division Language
Japanese Lang & Culture (3) JAPAN-003 – Intermediate Japanese
Japanese Lang & Culture (4,5) JAPAN-003 – Intermediate Japanese
JAPAN-004 – Continuing Intermediate Japanese
Latin: Virgil (3,4,5) LATIN 110 – Virgil
Math: Calculus AB (3) MATH 00E – Lower Division Elective
Math: Calculus AB (4 or 5) MATH 27 – Calculus I
Math: Calculus BC (3) MATH 27 – Calculus I
Math: Calculus BC (4 or 5) MATH 27 – Calculus I
MATH 38 – Calculus II
Math: Statistics (3,4,5) MATH 4 – Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Music Theory (3,4,5) PERFA 11 – Music Fundamentals
Physics B (3,4,5) PHYSI 10 – General Physics I
PHYSI 10L – General Physics I Laboratory
Physics C-Mechanics (3) PHYSI 0LE – Lower Division Elective
Physics C-Mechanics (4 or 5) PHYSI 1 – Introduction to Physics I
PHYSI 2 – Introduction to Physics I Laboratory
Physics C-Electricity & Mag. (3) PHYSI 11 – General Physics II
PHYSI 11L – General Physics II Laboratory
Physics C-Electricity & Mag. (4 or 5) PHYSI 3 – Introduction to Physics II
PHYSI 4 – Introduction to Physics II Laboratory
Psychology (4 or 5) PSYCH 00E – Lower Division Elective
Psychology (4 or 5) PSYCH 1 – Introduction to Personal-Social Psych
Spanish Lang/Lit (3) SPAN 3 – Intermediate Spanish
Spanish Lang/Lit (4) SPAN 3 – Intermediate  Spanish
SPAN 4 – Continuing Intermediate Spanish
Spanish Lang/Lit (5) SPAN 4 – Continuing Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 10 – Conversation-Composition


International Baccalaureate

IB SUBJECT SAINT MARY'S EQUIVALENT
Art Design (5,6,7) ART 003 - Basic Design
Biology (5) BIOL 50 - General Biology
BIOL 51 - General Biology Lab
Biology (6 or 7) BIOL 2 - Evolution and Organism
BIOL 2L - Evolution and Organism Lab
Chemistry (5 or 6) CHEM 8 - General Chemistry I
CHEM 9 - General Chemistry Lab
Chemistry (7) CHEM 8 - General Chemistry I
CHEM 9 - General Chemistry Lab
CHEM 10 - General Chemistry II
CHEM 11 - General Chemistry Lab
Economics (5,6,7)
ECON 3 - Principles of Micro-Economics
ECON 4 - Principles of Macro-Economics
English A1 (5 or 6) ENGL 4 - Composition
English A1 (7) ENGL 4 - Composition
ENGL 00E - Lower Division Elective
French (5) FREN 3 - Intermediate French
French (6) FREN 3 - Intermediate French
FREN 4 - Continuing Intermediate French
French (7) FREN 4 - Continuing Intermediate French
FREN 10 - Conversation-Composition
Geography ANTH 00E - Lower Division Elective
German (5) GERM 3 - Intermediate German
German (6) GERM 3 - Intermediate German
GERM 4 - Continuing Intermediate German
German (7) GERM 4 - Continuing Intermediate German
GERM LA - Lower Division Language
History of Americas (5) HIST 00E - Lower Division Elective
History of Americas (6 or 7) HIST 17 - History of the United States
HIST 18 - History of the United States
History of Europe (5) HIST 00E - Lower Division Elective
History of Europe (6 or 7) HIST 4 - History of Western Civilization
HIST 5 - History of Western Civilization
Italian (5) ITAL 3 - Intermediate Italian
Italian (6) ITAL 3 - Intermediate Italian
ITAL 4 - Continuing Intermediate Italian
Italian (7) ITAL 4 - Continuing Intermediate Italian
ITAL LA - Lower Division Elective
Advanced Math (5) MATH 27 - Calculus I
Advanced Math (6 or 7) MATH 27 - Calculus I
MATH 28 - Calculus II
Music (5,6,7) PERFA 11 - Music Fundamentals
Philosophy (5,6,7) PHIL 00E - Lower Division Elective
Physics (5 or 6) PHYSI 10 - General Physics I
PHYSI 20 - Physics 10 lab
Physics (7) PHYSI 10 - General Physics I
PHYSI 20 - Physics 10 lab
PHYSI 11 - General Physics II
PHYSI 21 - Physics 11 Lab
Politics - American Government (5) POL 00E - Lower Division Elelctive
Politics - American Government (6 or 7) POL 2 - American Government
Psychology (5, 6, 7) PSYCH 1 - Intro to Personal-Social Psych
Spanish (5) SPAN 3 - Intermediate Spanish
Spanish (6) SPAN 3 - Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 4 - Continuing Intermediate Spanish
Spanish (7) SPAN 4 - Continuing Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 10 - Conversation-Composition
Theatre Arts (5,6,7) PERFA 30 - Foundations of Theater

 

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