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AP / IB Credits

Traditionally, students who successfully complete the College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) and higher level International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme in their high schools go on to achieve academic success at the University of South Carolina. Standard Level IB Courses will not receive credit for exams. 

High scores on these tests may result in college credit at USC. Students taking AP exams must earn a score of "3" or above in order to receive credit, while students enrolled in higher-level IB courses must score a minimum of "4" on IB examinations. In many cases, AP test scores higher than "3" and IB test scores higher than "4" result in additional college credit awards. Students planning to attend USC should have their AP scores sent to the University (school code 5818) at the time of their testing.

AP Credits

AP Exam Area AP Score Credit Earned AP Score Credit Earned

American Government and Politics

3

POLI 201

   

AP Research Course

3

UNEL 001T

   

AP Seminar Course

3

UELC 001T

   

Art History

 
3 ARTE 101  4 ARTH 105
    5 ARTH 105 and 106

Art Studio, 2-D

3 ARTS 103    
Art Studio, 3-D 3 ARTS 104    
Art Studio, Drawing  3 ARTS 111    
Biology BIOL 101 and 101L 4, 5 BIOL 101, 101L, 102, and 102L
Chemistry CHEM 111 and 111L 4, 5 CHEM 111, 111L, 112, and 112L
Chinese 3 CHIN 121 4, 5 CHIN 121 and 122
Comparative Government and Politics* 3 POLI 103C    
Computer Science-A 3 CSCE 145    
Computer Science Principles 3,4,5 CSCE 101    
Economics-Macro 3 ECON 222    
Economics-Micro ECON 221    
English Language and Composition OR
English Composition and Literature
3 (on either) ENGL 101  5 (on either or both) ENGL 101 and 102
3 (on both) ENGL 101 and 102    
Environmental Science 3 BIOL 270 and 270L    
European History HIST 101 4, 5 HIST 101 and 102
French Language OR French Literature** 3 (on either) FREN 121 4, 5 (on either or both) FREN 121 and 122
3 (on both) FREN 121 AND 122    
German** 3 GERM 121 4, 5 GERM 121 and 122
Human Geography GEOG 210    
Italian 3 ITAL 121 4, 5 ITAL 121 and 122
Japanese JAPA 121 4, 5 JAPA 121 and 122
Latin**

LATN 121 and 122 4 LATN 301
5 LATN 321    
Mathematics-Calculus AB 3, 4, 5 MATH 141    
Mathematics-Calculus BC*** 3, 4, 5 MATH 141 and 142    
Music Theory 3 MUSC 114 4 MUSC 115 and 117
    5 MUSC 115, 116, 117 and 118
Physics I PHYS 201 and 201L    
Physics II 3 PHYS 202 and 202L    
Physics B (DISCONTINUED) 3 PHYS 201 and 201L 4,5 PHYS 201, 201L, 202 and 202L
Physics C - Mechanics 3 PHYS 201 and 201L 4,5 PHYS 211 and 211L
Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism 3 PHYS 202 and 202L 4,5 PHYS 212 and 212L
Psychology 3 PSYC 101    
Spanish Language OR 
Spanish Literature**
SPAN 121 4, 5 (on either or both) SPAN 121 and 122
3 (on both) SPAN 121 and 122    

Statistics

3, 4

STAT 201 if exam taken through December 2010

STAT 110 if exam taken January 2011 or later

5

STAT 201 if exam taken through December 2010

STAT 110 and STAT 201 if exam taken January 2011 to December 2015

STAT 110 and STAT 206 if exam taken January 2016 or later

United States History

3

HIST 111

4,5

HIST 111 and 112

World History 3 HUMA 002T****    

 

* Meets core social science requirement and/or prerequisite in the majors of political science and international studies

** Students scoring 1 or 2 must take the University of South Carolina foreign language test. If you wish to continue your language study at the University of South Carolina, you must take the PHASE II Language Test to help determine your correct placement. For information, visit www.cas.sc.edu/dllc/geninfo/testing.html.

*** Students who score a 1 or 2 but receive a 3 or above on the Calculus AB subscore will earn credit for MATH 141.

**** An AP test score of 3 or higher will earn credit for HUMA 002T for exams taken 2014 or later. Exams taken prior to 2014 will award credit for COLA 298 with a score of 3 or higher.

 

IB Credits

IB Exam Area IB Score Credit Earned IB Score Credit Earned
Arabic 4 ARAB 121    
Biology 4 BIOL 101 and 101L 5, 6, 7 BIOL 101, 101L, 102 and 102L
Business and Management 4 MGMT 371 5, 6, 7 MGMT 371 and 376
Chemistry 4 CHEM 111 and 111L 5, 6, 7 CHEM 111, 111L, 112 and 112L
Computing Studies 4 CSCE 145 and 210 5, 6, 7 CSCE 145, 146 and 212
Dance 4,5,6,7 DANC 160    
Design Tech 4 HUMA 002I    
Economics 4, 5 ECON 221 6, 7 ECON 221 and 222

English A Literature OR

English A Language*

*English B exams are not awarded for credit.

 

4 (on either) ENGL 101 5, 6, 7 (on either or both) ENGL 101 and 102
4 (on both) ENGL 101 and 102    
Film 4 HUMA 002I    
French B* 4, 5 FREN 122 and 209 6, 7 FREN 209 and 210
Geography 4 GEOG 103    
German B* 4, 5 GERM 122 and 210 6, 7 GERM 210 and 211
History 4 HIST 102 and 112     
History of Asia 4 HUMA 002I    
Information Technology in Global Society 4 HUMA 002I    
Islamic History 4 HUMA 002I    
Italian B* 4, 5 ITAL 122 and 221 6, 7 ITAL 221 and 222
Latin B* 4 LATN 121 and 122 5, 6 LATN 122 and 301
    7 LATN 301 and 312
Mandarin B**        
Mathematics 4 MATH 141 5, 6, 7 MATH 141 and 142
Music 4 MUSC 115 5, 6, 7 MUSC 115 and 116
Philosophy 4 HUMA 002I    
Physics 4 PHYS 201 and 201L 5, 6, 7 PHYS 201, 201L, 202 and 202L
Psychology 4 PSYC 101    
Social Anthropology 4 ANTH 201    
Spanish B* 4, 5 SPAN 122 and 209 6, 7 SPAN 209 and 210
Theatre Arts 4 THEA 200    
Theory of Knowledge 4 HUMA 002I    
Visual Arts 4 ARTS 103 5 or higher ARTS 103 and 104

 

* Students scoring 4 or higher on any higher level IB foreign-language examination are not required to take the University's placement; lower scores, however will require the placement test. Students receiving credit through IB foreign-language examinations may not receive additional advanced-standing credit for 100-level courses.

** Scores of 4 or above are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and include an oral interview.

This information is subject to change. It is intended as a guide only. Credit awarded may change without notice.