AP/IB/College Credit

What Counts as College Credit

  1. AP/IB or other test credits (maximum of 12 credit hours). Departments have specified equivalent courses that these test credits will replace.
  2. Other college credits earned before enrollment that do not count toward your secondary school diploma.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Credit

Undergraduate students admitted to Oxford College may receive up to 12 credit hours towards the hours required for graduation. Students with more than four acceptable AP test scores may receive a non-credit-bearing course waiver for each additional test. IB test scores and credit from similar internationally recognized testing schemes (e.g., A-levels, French Baccalaureate) will be treated the same as AP test scores. 

  1. Students will receive 3 credit hours for each accepted test score, up to 12 total credit hours. Where two exams are offered in one field, for example English Literature and English Language, languages, or computer science, credit will be offered for one but not both exams. Students who take both the AP and IB tests for the same course can have only one test posted for the course.
  2. Students may use AP and IB credits to satisfy the First Year Writing Requirement as well as one (1) Intercultural Communication Requirement. Other AP/IB credits may be used to satisfy academic credits (up to 12 total AP/IB credits) and can be used as prerequisites for more advanced classes, but they will not satisfy General Education Requirements.
  3. Students may use AP test credit to allow them to begin with more advanced courses. For example, a student with appropriate AP test scores for economics may begin with ECON 112 if the Economics faculty determines that AP courses cover the curriculum of ECON 101. 
  4. All AP and IB tests with appropriate scores for credit hours or waivers will be posted to your Emory transcript. This will allow a student to use these test scores as prerequisites and allow advisors to understand students’ preparation for more advanced courses. 
  5. Test score information must be sent to the Oxford registrar’s office directly from the organization issuing test scores and must be received, at the latest, by the end of a student’s first semester at Oxford. To ensure accurate advising, send scores in time to be received by early August. Questions about AP/IB transfer credits can be sent to oxregistrar@emory.edu.

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College Credit

Newly admitted first-year Oxford College students who wish to receive credit for work taken at another college after acceptance and before enrollment should secure permission/approval from the Oxford registrar.

For entering first-year students, a combined total of 18 transfer credit hours of the following types of credit may be granted or count towards academic credit, as prerequisites for more advanced courses, Emory College major or minor requirements, or Goizueta School of Business or Woodruff School of Nursing program requirements.

Students must submit all transfer credit information by August 1