Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Guide

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

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
ELEC 00E - Elective Credit

Chinese Lang & Culture (4,5) MAND-003 – Intermediate Mandarin
MAND-004 – Continuing Intermediate Mandarin
Computer Science A (3,4,5) MA/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 & Culture (3) FREN 3 – Intermediate French
French Lang & Culture (4) FREN 3 – Intermediate French
FREN 4 – Continuing Intermediate French
French Lang & Culture (5) FREN 4 – Continuing Intermediate French
FREN 10 – Conversation-Composition
German Lang & Culture (3) GERM 3 – Intermediate German
German Lang & Culture (4) GERM 4 – Continuing Intermediate German
German Lang & Culture (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 & Culture (3)            ITAL 3 – Intermediate Italian
Italian Lang & Culture (4)  ITAL 4 – Continuing Intermediate Italian
Italian Lang & Culture (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)
Physics 2 (3, 4, 5)
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 & Culture (3)

SPAN 3 – Intermediate Spanish
Spanish Lang & Culture (4) SPAN 3 – Intermediate  Spanish
SPAN 4 – Continuing Intermediate Spanish
Spanish Lang & culture (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 38 - 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 10L – General Physics Lab 
Physics (7) PHYSI 10 - General Physics I
PHYSI 10L – General Physics Lab
PHYSI 11 - General Physics II
PHYSI 11L – General Physics Lab 
Politics - American Government (5) POL 00E – Lower Division Elective 
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