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AP, IB, A-Level, & Transfer Credits & Placement
Advanced Placement, A-Level, and International Baccalaureate Examinations
Changes to AP/IB Credit Policy for Students Entering in the Fall of 2014
Beginning in the fall of 2014, Dartmouth will grant course credit on entrance for AP or IB examinations, as well as offering exemptions and placement in some subject areas. Credit on entrance appears on the Dartmouth transcript, however it does not count towards the 35 credits required to graduate. This policy will apply to entering First Year students in the Class of 2018 and to Transfer students who enroll in the fall of 2014.
For more information about pre-matriculation credits please visit the Office of the Registrar website.
Credit for College Coursework
First-year students may be eligible to earn placement or credit for college courses taken before matriculation at Dartmouth:
- Entering first-year students may transfer up to 4 courses from other colleges or universities.
- Online course work is not eligible for transfer credit.
- Not all departments grant transfer credit for courses taken prior to enrollment at Dartmouth, and each course is evaluated on an individual basis.
Some academic departments offer placement exams for matriculating students. A few are available online; the others are administered on campus during orientation.
Transfer Student Credits
Transfer students may receive up to a maximum of 17 credits. The Dean of Undergraduate Students has detailed information about credit for transfer students.