The department does not offer credit for Advanced Placement. Our recent experience with high school-based AP Psychology indicates that fewer than 10% of students with scores of 5 on the AP exam have mastered material equivalent to a passing grade in Psychology 1 at Dartmouth. Students who believe their preparation in Psychology is particularly strong may take a placement test during Orientation to determine if they should be exempted from Psychology 1.
Students who have received Advanced Placement credit for Statistics and who are considering becoming Psychology majors should take the Methods in Psychological Science placement test during Orientation, which will be used to determine whether or not the student is exempted from Psychology 10 (Statistical Methods) and placed into Psychology 11 (Laboratory in Psychological Science).
Last Updated: 8/6/12