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Office of the Registrar

Dartmouth College
Office of the Registrar
6014 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3541


Phone: (603) 646-2246
Fax: (603) 646-2247
Email: registrar@Dartmouth.EDU

Credit on Entrance/Exemption Charts

Department/Program Guidelines for College Board Advanced Placement Examinations

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ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAM

GRADE

CREDIT ON ENTRANCE * OR EXEMPTION

PLACEMENT

Calculus: AB or AB Subscore from Calculus BC

Calculus BC

4 or 5

 

4 or 5

Math 3 credit

 

Math 3 and Math 8 credit

Math 8

 

Math 9 or 11

Chemistry

5

Chemistry 5 credit

Chemistry 6; invitation to take a department test for possible Chemistry 6 credit.

Computer Science A

4 or 5

Computer Science 1 credit

Computer Science 10, 30

Economics: Micro

5

Economics 1 credit

Intermediate or advanced course.

Environmental Science

4 or 5

Environmental Studies 2 credit

 

French : Language

5

Exemption from foreign language requirement

Invitation to take the APE (Advanced Proficiency  Exam) and DART (Dartmouth Advanced Reading Test)

Geography

5

4

Geography 1 credit

Exemption from Geography 1

 

German

5

 

4

German 1 exemption, German 2 exemption, German 3 exemption

German 1 exemption, German 2 exemption

German 10 placement, German 10.01 placement, German 10.02 placement, German 10.03 placement

German 3 placement

Italian : Language  5 Exemption from foreign language requirement Invitation to take the DART (Dartmouth Advanced Reading Test)

Latin

5

Credit possible; consult department

Exemption from foreign language requirement

Intermediate or advanced courses.

Latin 15

Music

Combined score of 5

Music 20

Music 21 or 22

Physics: C (Mechanics)

Physics: C (Electricity)

4 or 5

4 or 5

Physics 3 credit

Physics 4 credit

 

Spanish: Literature

 

 

 

Spanish: Language

5

 

4

 

4 or 5

Exemption from foreign language requirement and Spanish 9 credit

Exemption for foreign language requirement

 

Exemption for foreign language requirement

 

 

Spanish 20 and higher numbered courses.

 

Spanish 9

 

Spanish 9

Statistics

4 or 5

Math 10 credit

 

Department/Program Guidelines for British A-Level

Individual academic departments/programs at Dartmouth each view British A-Levels differently and should be contacted directly regarding credit on entrance and placement requests. In some cases, students who have achieved a grade of A in an A-Level examination may receive specified credit on entrance in place of, not in addition to, the general A-Level credit on entrance awarded. Department/program guidelines are listed below.

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BRITISH A-LEVEL SUBJECT

CREDIT ON ENTRANCE * OR EXEMPTION

Chemistry

Students with an overall grade of A on the GCE A-Level Examinations (AS/A2) offered by one of the three English unitary awarding bodies (AQA, Edexcel, and OCR) will receive credit for Chemistry 5. Students who receive credit for Chemistry 5 are invited to take the Chemistry 6 credit test.

Economics

Credit for Economics 1

French

Language A

 

Language B

 

Consult department chair; invitation to take Dartmouth Reading Test (DART) for possible French 10 credit.

 

Consult department chair; invitation to take Dartmouth Reading Test (DART) for possible French 10 credit and Advanced Proficiency Exam (APE) for possible French 8 exemption.

History

Consult the department chair regarding credit.

Mathematics


Credit for Math 3 and placement into Math 8

Physics

 

For a grade of A, credit for physics 3 and 4; for a grade of B, one unspecified credit.

Spanish

Language A

 

Spanish

Language B

Exemption from foreign language requirement and Spanish 9 credit.

 

 

Exemption from foreign language requirement.

Statistics

Credit for Math 10.

Department/Program Guidelines for International Baccalaureate (IB)

Individual academic departments/programs at Dartmouth each view IB differently and should be contacted directly regarding credit on entrance and placement requests. In some cases, students who have achieved scores of 6 or 7 on Higher Level IB examinations may receive specified credit on entrance in place of, not in addition to, the general IB credit on entrance awarded. Department/program guidelines are listed below.

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INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SUBJECT

CREDIT ON ENTRANCE * OR EXEMPTION

Chemistry

Invitation to take department tests for possible Chemistry 5 and Chemistry 6 credits in place of unspecified credit. Invitation to take department test for possible placement into Chemistry 10.

Economics

Credit for Economics 1

French

Language A

 

Language B

 

Consult department chair; invitation to take Dartmouth Reading Test (DART) for possible French 10 credit.

 

Consult department chair; invitation to take Dartmouth Reading Test (DART) for possible French 10 credit and Advanced Proficiency Exam (APE) for possible French 8 exemption.

German

Language A or B

German 1 exemption, German 2 exemption, German 3 exemption, German 10 placement, German 10.01 placement, German 10.02 placement, German 10.03 placement.

History

Consult department chair regarding credit.

Mathematics

 

Credit for Math 3 and placement into Math 8; invitation to take department test for possible Math 8 credit.

Philosophy

Placement for PHIL I with a minimum score of 6 or 7.

Physics

Invitation to take department tests for possible Physics 3 and 4 or 13 and 14 credits in place of unspecified credit.

Spanish

Score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level IB exam, exemption from foreign language requirement, credit for Spanish 9.

* See Types of Credit at Dartmouth for more information about how Dartmouth grants credit on entrance for AP and IB examinations, as well as offers exemptions and placement in some subject areas.

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Last Updated: 6/20/17