Jun 15, 2024  
Whittier College Catalog 2023-2024 
    
Whittier College Catalog 2023-2024

Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate


Whittier College accepts Advanced Placement scores for credit toward graduation.  The list of scores below represent the current course credit equivalencies beginning in the Fall 2023 semester.

Entering students who have passed International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examinations with a score of 5 or above will receive credit toward graduation on a case-by-case basis upon approval of the academic department.

 

AP/IB Exam Score Credit

Whittier Equivalent

Lib Ed

AP

Art: History 4 or 5 6 ART 205 and 206 CUL5
AP Art: History 3 3 General ART transfer credit  
AP Studio (Drawing) 0 NC    
AP Studio (2-D Design) NC    
AP Biology 4 or 5 8 BIOL 100  
AP Biology 3 4 General BIOL transfer credit  
AP Chemistry 3 5 General CHEM transfer credit  
AP Chemistry 4 5 CHEM 110A  
AP Chemistry 5 10 CHEM 110A and 110B  
AP Computer Science A 4 or 5 3 COSC 120  
AP Computer Science A 3 3 General COSC transfer credit  
AP Computer Science Principles 3 3 General COSC transfer credit  
AP Computer Science Principles 4 or 5 3 COSC 100  
AP Economics - Macro 3 3 General ECON transfer credit  
AP Economics - Macro 4 or 5 3 ECON 200  
AP Economics - Micro 3 3 General ECON transfer credit  
AP Economics - Micro 4 or 5 3 ECON 201  
IB English A1 HL/SL 5 or 6 6 ENGL 110 and English Electives  
AP English Lang/Comp 3 3 General ENGL transfer credit  
AP English Lang/Comp 4 or 5 6 English Electives  
AP English Lit/Comp 3 3 General ENGL transfer credit  
AP English Lit/Comp 4 or 5 6 ENGL 110 and English Electives  
AP Environmental Science 0 NC    
AP Gov’t and Politics - US 3 3 General PLSC transfer credit  
AP Gov’t and Politics - U.S.  4 or 5 3 PLSC 110 CUL4
AP Gov’t and Politics - Comp 0 NC    
AP History - European 3 3 General HIST transfer credit  
AP History - European 4 or 5 3 HIST 201 CUL5
AP History - US 3 3 General HIST transfer credit  
AP History - U.S.  4 or 5 3 HIST 206 or 207 CUL4
AP History - World 3 3 General HIST transfer credit  
AP History - World 4 or 5 3 HIST 101 CUL6
AP Latin Literature 0 NC    
AP Latin Vergil 0 NC    
AP Modern Languages: Chinese 3 4 General CHIN transfer credit CUL7
AP Modern Languages: Chinese 4 or 5 8 CHIN 120 and 121 CUL7
AP Modern Languages: French 3 4 General FREN transfer credit CUL7
AP Modern Languages: French 4 or 5 8 FREN 120 and 121 CUL7
AP Modern Languages: German 3 4 General INTD transfer credit CUL7
AP Modern Languages: German 4 or 5 8 General INTD transfer credit CUL7
AP Modern Languages: Spanish 3 4 General SPAN transfer credit CUL7
AP Modern Languages: Spanish 4 or 5  8 SPAN 120 and 121 CUL7
AP French Lit 0 NC    
AP Spanish Lit 3 4 General SPAN transfer credit  
AP Spanish Lit 4 or 5 8 Spanish Electives  
AP Math: Calculus AB* 3 4 General MATH transfer credit  
AP Math: Calculus AB* 4 or 5 4 MATH 141 COM1
AP Math: Calculus BC* 3 4 General MATH transfer credit  
AP Math: Calculus BC* 4 or 5 8 MATH 141 and 142 COM1
AP Music Theory 3 1 Music Electives  
AP Music Theory 4 2 Music Electives  
AP Music Theory 5 4 Music Electives  
AP Physics 1 3 4 General PHYS transfer credit  
AP Physics 1 4 or 5 4 PHYS 135A  
AP Physics 2 3 4 General PHYS transfer credit  
AP Physics 2 4 or 5 4 PHYS 135B  
AP Physics C: Mechanics 3 4 General PHYS transfer credit  
AP Physics C: Mechanics 4 or 5 4 PHYS 150 COM1
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 0 NC    
AP Psychology 3 3 General PSYC transfer credit  
AP Psychology 4 or 5 3 PSYC 100  
AP Statistics 3 3 General MATH transfer credit  
AP Statistics 4 or 5 3 MATH 080 COM1

* Credit is only given to either Calculus AB or Calculus BC if a score of 4 or 5 is earned, not both. For a score of 3, 8 general MATH transfer credits will be applied