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AP and 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 AP Score Credit Earned
American Government and Politics 3 POLI 201        
American History 3 HIST 111 4,5 HIST 111 and 112    
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 3 BIOL 101 and 101L 4,5 BIOL 101, 101L, 102, and 102L    
Chemistry 3 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        
Economics-Macro 3 ECON 222        
Economics-Micro 3 ECON 221        

English Language and Composition OR
English Composition and Literature

3 (on either)

3 (on both)

ENGL 101


ENGL 101 and 102

5 (on either or both) ENGL 101 and 102    
Environmental Science 3 BIOL 270 and 270L        
European History 3 HIST 101 4,5 HIST 101 and 102    
French Language OR French Literature**

3 (on either)

3 (on both)

FREN 121


FREN 121 and 122

4,5 (on either or both) FREN 121 and 122    
German** 3 GERM 121 4,5 GERM 121 and 122    
Human Geography 3 GEOG 210        
Italian 3 ITAL 121 4,5 ITAL 121 and 122    
Japanese 3 JAPA 121 4,5 JAPA 121 and 122    
Latin Virgil** 3

LATN 121


4,5 LATN 121 and 122    
Mathematics-Calculus AB 3,4,5 MATH 141        
Mathematics-Calculus BC*** 3,4,5 MATH 141 and MATH 142        
Music Theory 3 MUSC 115 4 MUSC 115 and117 5 MUSC 115,116,117 and 118
Physics B 3 PHYS 201 and 201L 4,5 PHYS 201, 201L, 202 and 202L    
Physics C, Part I, Mechanics
(with exemption from MATH 141)
3 PHYS 201 and 201L 4,5 PHYS 211 and 211L    
Physics C, Part II, Electricity and Magnetism (with exemption from MATH 141) 3 PHYS 202 and 202L 4,5 PHYS 212 and 212L    
Psychology 3 PSYC 101        

Spanish Language OR
Spanish Literature**

3

3 (on both)

SPAN 121

SPAN 121 and 122

4,5 (on either or 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 or later

   
World History 3

HUMA 002A

       

* 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.

 

 

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
Design Tech 4 HUMA 002I    
Economics 4,5 ECON 221 6,7 ECON 221 and 222
English A1 4 ENGL 101 5,6,7 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,


7

LATN 122 and 301

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 102    
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.