Advanced Placement & 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 or 5) MAND-003 – Intermediate Mandarin
MAND-004 – Continuing Intermediate Mandarin
Computer Science A (3, 4, 5) MA/CS 21 – Programming 1
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 or 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 1 (3, 4, 5) PHYSI 10 – General Physics I
PHYSI 10L – General Physics I Laboratory
Physics 2 (3, 4, 5)

PHYSI 11 – General Physics II

PHYSI 11L – General Physics II Laboratory

Physics C / Mechanics (3) PHYSI 10 – General Physics I
PHYSI 10L – General Physics I Laboratory
Physics C / Mechanics (4,5) 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, 5)

PHYSI 3 – intro to Physics II
PHYSI 4 – Intro to Physics II Laboratory

Psychology (3) 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 19 - Intro to Literary Analysis
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 the Americas (5) HIST 00E - Lower Division Elective
History of the 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