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Transfer Students

 

Barnard has a long and happy history of accepting extraordinary transfer students from colleges all over the United States and abroad. Barnard counts many transfers among its most renowned alumnae, including author Zora Neale Hurston, anthropologist Margaret Mead, and Barnard’s fifth president, Ellen Futter. During the next few years, you will be guided by an excellent faculty and devoted administrators in taking risks, working hard, and becoming active members of the community.

The following information has been prepared to help you select your courses for your first semester at Barnard. Unlike the online Barnard catalogue (which you should consult on a regular basis) it does not attempt to be comprehensive. In making your choices, please be cognizant of the requirements, but also try to explore areas new to you. Your proposed program should represent, if possible, a balance between required courses and your new and continuing interests, directing you toward choosing a major area of study.

You should plan a tentative program in advance, but be aware that you may have to change it. You may review course offerings on-line by checking both the Barnard Catalogue and departmental websites; they often have important and useful information on course prerequisites, sign-ups, and other matters. Occasionally the class hours for a course are changed, or an offering is added or deleted, and, naturally, some courses with space limitations are quickly filled. Thus, planning your program with a flexible spirit and alternative selections in mind is helpful.

It is important to note the distinction between registration and program filing. Registration at Barnard is the simple but necessary step of confirming your name and other personal information online. The dates for Spring registration are Friday, January 16 through Wednesday, January 21, 2015. You will be able to register around the clock during this period from an on-campus computer. When this step has been completed you will have been added to the roster of current Barnard students. This process has nothing to do with selecting courses or filing an academic program. A student is placed in her classes upon filing an online program approved by her adviser at a meeting during the adviser’s appointment hours. Final programs must be filed by Friday, January 30, 2015. You will actually start attending your classes before filing the final program. All students must consult with their advisers before the program filing deadline on January 30.

We congratulate you and welcome you to Barnard.


 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE A.B. DEGREE

For transfer students entering with more than 24 points, the Bachelor of Arts degree requires the satisfactory completion of 121 points of academic work (a minimum or more of 60 points taken at Barnard) and one term of physical education (1 point). Transfer students must complete at least 60 points and two years (four semesters) full-time in residence at Barnard to receive the degree. As part of these requirements, students must fulfill the General Education and Major Requirements described below. A complete listing of courses which satisfy the General Education requirements can be found by visiting the Registrar’s page on the Barnard website: barnard.edu/registrar

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

These requirements are intended to provide direction and continuity while giving you opportunities to shape your own program of study. Satisfaction of the following requirements will be determined by the Registrar’s office, which will evaluate the work you have completed at your previous institution. It is important to begin the process of sending final transcripts and course descriptions in to the Registrar’s office as early as possible.

ENGLISH (ENG)

One semester of a satisfactory course. All transfer students must complete one of the following: 1) a section of English BC3103x or BC3104y (Art of the Essay); or 2) an English literature course taught at Barnard. Neither creative writing courses, nor courses offered at Columbia, may be substituted for the literature course. PLEASE NOTE: This requirement is separate from the General Education requirement in literature, which is an additional requirement. Thus, one English literature course cannot serve to fulfill both the English and the General Education literature requirement. Transfer students who have successfully completed a satisfactory course at their previous institution are exempt from the English requirement.

For all of the requirements listed below, transfers may have fulfilled, or partially fulfilled, the requirememnts of their previous institution. The transfer evaluation indicates such fulfillment. 

ETHICS AND VALUE (EAV)

Requirement: One course on the nature and demands of ethical reasoning and the ways in which individuals and communities articulate and embody their values both in reasoning and in practice. These courses recognize that contemporary and historical moral problems are often complex and unresolved.

Aim: In courses that satisfy this requirement, students consider attitudes, judgments, and choices of individuals and cultures concerning what is good and bad, right and wrong, just and unjust. How do larger social, religious, and ethnic contexts shape evaluative attitudes, decisions, and actions? How do we study ethical reason and practice within a complex and diverse global context? Are moral attitudes rooted in reason or emotion, or both? How may values be formed through narrative, ritual, and a range of other activities? What is the extent of moral agreement and disagreement across and within cultures and historical periods? Are deep conflicts of value susceptible to rational reflection and critical discussion? Courses on the history and politics of human rights, moral philosophy, religion, or the ethics of bioengineering  fall under this rubric, but so might courses exploring post-liberal politics, environmentalism and animal rights, race, gender, and global equity. Students who complete a course satisfying this requirement should be able to attain at least one of the following outcomes:

  • Explain how individuals or cultures arrive at judgments expressions, or embodiments of their deeply held commitments;
  • Engage in debate and discussion of moral reasoning and ethical practice in different cultures and historical periods;
  • Discuss how differences in deeply held convictions emerge across cultures and historical periods;
  • Investigate how social, religious, and ethnic customs and ideas shape the moral attitudes and actions of individuals and groups;
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the complexity of moral questions and values.

SOCIAL ANALYSIS (SOC)

Requirement: One course that prepares students to analyze societies and social categories using systematic theoretical and empirical inquiry. These courses must critically and constructively evaluate social structures and practices.

Aim:  Social analysis investigates and explains the form and function of social institutions, including the categories on which they are based, their informal and formal operations, and their effects. It is especially concerned with how institutions vary across time and place, how they are shaped by individual and group behaviors, and how power is distributed across different groups. Students will study individuals, groups, or institutions, or the relations among them. They will engage empirical evidence from a variety of sources, such as interviews, oral histories, cultural artifacts, surveys, field observation, experiments, texts and official records. They will learn strategies to make sense of these data such as causal reasoning, hypotheses testing, and critical analyses of the meanings and measures of empirical categories. Fundamentally, social analysis questions “what is” and contemplates what could or should be.

Students who complete a course satisfying this requirement should be able to attain at least one of the following outcomes:

  • Apply the methods of research and inquiry of a discipline to the study of human behavior in a social setting/context;
  • Evaluate the usefulness of evidence for assessing any specific phenomenon and to question the nature of the evidence;
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding about the social forces that shape opportunity and power in society;
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the interplay between individual action and collective social life.

HISTORICAL STUDIES (HIS)

Requirement: One course enabling students to study times and traditions of the past, to learn theories and methods of historical analysis, and to discover how different concepts of history shape our understanding of both past and present.

Aim: To emphasize the importance of historical knowledge for understanding various aspects of human experience and activity, and to develop the skills necessary to conduct or evaluate historical research. Coursework will demonstrate how history is not a simple record of past events, but an interpretation of the past shaped by the theories, methods, and data used to construct it. Among the questions to be raised are: Whose past is remembered? How is it remembered? To serve what purposes?

CULTURES IN COMPARISON (CUL)

Requirement: One course that compares two or more cultures from the perspectives of the humanities and/or social sciences.

Aim: To study the diversity and the commonality of human experience, and to examine and question personal cultural assumptions and values in relation to others’. Through comparative methods, courses will explore the beliefs, ideologies, and practices of different peoples in different parts of the world, across time, and through migrations. Courses may include comparison of cultures from two or more geographical areas or from two or more cultures within one area, and may approach the subject matter using anthropological, historical, social, and/or humanistic perspectives.

LABORATORY SCIENCE (SCI)

Requirement: Students must complete one year of science (two lectures and two labs) in the fields of Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics or Psychology.  Acceptable courses must meet for at least three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. The student must pass both the lecture and the laboratory portions of the course, and the College strongly suggests that the two be taken concurrently.

Aim: To develop intellectual curiosity about the natural world and the processes of scientific experimentation; to convey an understanding of what is known or can be known about the natural world; to introduce basic methods of analyzing and synthesizing the sources of scientific information; and to create scientifically literate citizens who can engage productively in problem solving. Students are expected to master the tools of science and current understanding in one area, and are encouraged to explore the limitations of existing theories and to learn how to ask strategic questions. Laboratory exercises introduce students to techniques of scientific investigation, as they make observations, carry out experimental procedures, and learn how results and analyses are communicated in specific visual, quantitative, and written forms.

Note:  Students may fulfill part of this requirement with scores of 4 or 5 on Advanced Placement examinations in biology, chemistry, environmental science, and physics (or their Higher-Level International Baccalaureate equivalents).

Students who have earned scores of 4 or 5 on the AP examination in biology, chemistry, environmental science, or physics will receive 3 points of credit. Students with such scores in environmental science or physics should bring their laboratory notebooks to Barnard. The department chair will assess the laboratory work in the AP course, and if it is acceptable, the student will be granted additional credit (environmental science: 1.5 points, physics: 1 point). AP credit in biology or physics can be used as one term of the laboratory science requirement if the student continues in the same science. In environmental science, AP credit exempts from the lecture component of EESC-BC1001; a student whose lab notebook is approved by the department may complete the requirement with EESC-BC1002 lecture plus lab, but those without an approved notebook may receive credit only towards graduation, not towards fulfilling the requirement.

Students with an International Baccalaureate score of 5 or higher in Higher-Level Biology have satisfied one semester of the lab science requirement and should complete the requirement with BIOL BC 1002 or one 1500-level lecture plus one 1500-level lab. Students with an International Baccalaureate score of 5 or higher in Higher-Level Physics have satisfied the entire lecture portion of the science requirement and should complete the science requirement with the PHYS 1291 and PHYS 1292 labs.

Students with French Baccalaureate credit for Biology/Life Science have satisfied one semester of the lab science requirement and should complete the requirement with BIOL BC 1002 or one 1500-level lecture, plus one 1500-level lab.

Students with AP credit or with one semester of a laboratory science should consult individual departments about the appropriate courses to complete the requirements.

QUANTITATIVE AND DEDUCTIVE REASONING (QUA)

Requirement: One course in which the major topics are mathematics, methods of empirical analysis using quantitative data, or the use of symbolic manipulation to solve problems.  These courses can count both toward a major or distribution requirement and/or the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement.

Aim: To provide a productive acquaintance with at least one means of quantitative and deductive reasoning and to develop an ability to apply this knowledge to the analysis of new problems. Coursework will emphasize how quantitative analysis and deductive reasoning function as creative, elegant, and powerful ways of thinking and as effective sets of conceptual tools and procedures with widespread applications.

Note:  Students may fulfill this requirement by securing Advanced Placement credit in mathematics, chemistry, computer science, physics, a score of 5 in statistics (or their Higher-Level International Baccalaureate equivalents or their equivalent transfer credit).

A student has satisfied the quantitative and deductive reasoning requirement if she receives an AP score of 4 or 5 in calculus, chemistry, physics, or statistics or a score of 5 or higher in Higher-Level Chemistry, Higher-Level Mathematics, or Higher- Level Physics on the International Baccalaureate. However, credit for physics may be used for either the science requirement or the quantitative and deductive reasoning requirement, not both.

Students with a math/science French Baccalaureate (American or European) have satisfied the quantitative and deductive reasoning requirement.

Students who are uncertain as to whether to register for Calculus I should contact Professor Walter Neumann, wneuman@barnard.edu. Students who feel unprepared for Calculus but wish to fulfill the Quantitative Reasoning requirement with a different mathematics course should consider STAT W1001 (Introduction to Statistical Reasoning), or STAT W1111 (Introduction to Statistics without Calculus).

LANGUAGE (LAN)

Requirement: Competence in one ancient or modern language other than English, demonstrated by completion of, minimally, the fourth sequential semester of college-level study, and preferably, a more advanced course with greater emphasis on literary and cultural traditions.

Aim: To provide basic linguistic competence in at least one language other than English, in order to familiarize students with the language, literature, and culture of at least one non-English speaking people. Students are encouraged to develop their language skills to a level that permits them to live and function in another country; to enable them to conduct research, whatever their field; and to prepare them to work effectively in an increasingly global and multicultural society. In becoming familiar with the form and structure of another language, students consider how languages function as tools for communication. Students are encouraged to apply their language skills in courses that fulfill other general education requirement areas.

Note: The requirement may be satisfied by the fourth semester (Intermediate II) or by a language or literature course for which the fourth semester is a prerequisite. 

Students may qualify for satisfaction of the foreign language requirement in the following ways:

  1. SAT II Subject Test score of 781 or higher in a foreign language (in Hebrew a score of 700 or above satisfies the foreign language requirement). No exemptions are granted for SAT II Subject Test scores in Japanese or Korean.
  2. AP score of 4 or 5 in French, German, Italian, Latin or Spanish; AP score of 5 in Chinese.
  3. Score of 60 or higher on the Hebrew University Language and Literature Examination (Jerusalem Examination).
  4. Course work at the previous institution.
  5. Departmental placement examination.
  6. International Baccalaureate credit.

If the high school language of instruction was not English, international students may fulfill the “foreign” language requirement in English following completion of one year at Barnard, and students whose native language is English may fulfill the requirement with the high school language of instruction (e.g., French for alumnae of the Lycée Français).

A.  Placement based on re-centered SAT II Subject Test Scores is as follows:

   for French and Spanish:    for German:  
Level 4 (Intermediate II) 690-780 680-780
Level 3 (Intermediate I) 570-689 570-679
Level 2 (Elementary II) 420-569 400-569
Level 1 (Elementary I) Below 420 Below 400

The College will also administer placement examinations in French and German, in September and January. The Spanish placement exam is available year-round on my.Barnard.edu. These examinations are open to any student seeking placement beyond the first term elementary level who has no SAT II Subject Test score. They are also open to any student who believes she can improve her placement. Columbia offers placement exams in additional languages. WARNING: Placement by this examination, however, is FINAL and supersedes placement by SAT II score or on the basis of course work completed at the student’s previous college.

Times and locations for Spring 2015 Language Placement Exams will be included on the website for the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP).

N.B.  Failure to determine appropriate placement during the orientation period in some instances results in a one year delay in language study. Placement in a language does not guarantee availability of, or space in, a particular course. Regardless of the language placement indicated on the transfer credit evaluation, a transfer student who plans to study a foreign language beyond the first term elementary level must consult with the appropriate department before classes start.

Results of Barnard language placement examinations are available at the Registrar’s Office and are posted by the departments.

No credit is granted for the first semester of an elementary language course unless the second semester or a higher level has been completed, either at Barnard or elsewhere. A one-time-only exception to this policy may be granted upon the student’s written request to the Registrar.

LITERATURE (LIT)

Requirement: One course in literature in any language, in the original or in translation; or in comparative literature.

Aim: To develop the skills needed for an informed and aesthetically rewarding reading of literary texts from various times, places, and traditions. Coursework will address the methods and theories by which readers produce meanings and interpretations, and will investigate the pertinence of material such as the authors’ biographies or their cultural contexts to literary analysis. Students will study rhetorical strategies employed in literature, becoming more adept at grasping the underlying assumptions and appeal of various forms of discourse.

THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS (ART)

Requirement: One course in architecture, art history, studio art, graphic design, dance, music, film, or theatre.

Aim: To build an understanding and appreciation of creative processes and forms of artistic expression. Courses will provide insight into the ways art is used to explore and enrich the world and the human condition. The requirement will enable students to cultivate their skills, to develop an understanding of the ways various arts communicate and are discussed, and to consider works of art in their complex social and historical contexts.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT (PE)

Requirement: One course.

Transfer students entering with 24 points or more are required to take at least one semester of physical education, to be completed by the end of the junior year, unless they have already completed one semester of physical education at their previous school. Courses in physical education are taken in addition to the 120 academic points required for the degree. Dance technique courses may be taken to fulfill the Physical Education requirement. (A dance course taken beyond satisfaction of the physical education requirement receives 1 point of academic credit, with a maximum of six courses for non-dance majors; consult the online Barnard Catalogue.) Students participating on varsity athletic teams should add the appropriate course to their programs. 


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MAJORS AND MINORS

Transfer students who enter as juniors should declare their majors immediately. Sophomores must choose their majors in the second semester of the sophomore year. Requirements for the major are described in the individual department and program sections of the online Barnard Catalogue. Students should also consult a member of the faculty in their chosen department.

Transfer students must complete a minimum of six courses for the major while attending Barnard. Major courses often have prerequisites, which transfers should complete early on. This is especially the case with majors in music, architecture, computer science, economics, mathematics, and the sciences, particularly chemistry and biochemistry, in which courses are often strictly sequential.


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PRE-COLLEGE COURSE CREDIT

Up to 15 points for standard liberal arts college work taken by a non-matriculated student in an accredited college and recorded on a regular college transcript. The course/s must

  • be taken in a college building
  • be taught by college faculty
  • contain regular college students or be open to them for credit.

No credit for:

  • College programs for high school students taught in the high school by high school teachers.

College programs for high school students taught by college professors but within high school facilities.

  • Special courses for high school students only, even in a college building.
     

CREDIT FOR A.P. EXAMS

Please refer to the relevant section of the Registar's website: http://barnard.edu/registrar/external-credit/ap

NOTE:

Credit will be granted either for AP or for the equivalent college course, but not for both.

A student who has taken an Advanced Placement examination and whose scores satisfy Barnard’s requirements should have ETS  send her scores immediately to the Office of the Registrar (107 Milbank Hall). The address is: Educational Testing Service, A.P. Examinations, P.O. Box 6671, Princeton, New Jersey 08541; telephone number 609-921-9000. The Barnard code is 2038.

Students may apply Advanced Placement credit toward the degree only as described above. AP credit may not be applied toward fulfillment of major requirements except as indicated in the chart above. Note that AP credit is not acceptable if it brings the number of transfer credits above 61.
 

CREDITS FOR IB EXAMS OR DIPLOMAS

Students who have received an International Baccalaureate diploma may receive credit for the number of points indicated on the diploma, up to a maximum of 30 points.  Students who have taken Higher Level examinations may be eligible for credit based on their scores and the policy of the Barnard department concerned. As much as one year of degree credit (30 points) may be granted. The following chart gives a brief listing of credits and exemptions awarded on the basis of Higher Level examinations.

Department

IB Score

Credit

Notes

Biological Sciences

5, 6 or 7

3 pts.

Exemption from BIOL BC1001 and fulfillment of one semester of Lab Science requirements

Chemistry

5, 6 or 7

3 pts.

Exemption from CHEM  BC1002 and fulfillment of QUA

Computer Science

5, 6 or 7

6 pts.

Exemption from COMS W1004 (and exemption from COMS W1007 possible with instructor approval) and fulfillment of QUA

Economics

5, 6 or 7

3 pts.

 

English

5, 6 or 7

3 pts.

 

Environmental Science

5, 6 or 7

3 pts.

Exemption from EESC  BC1001 lecture and fulfillment of QUA (or exemption from EESC  BC1001 lab, 4.5 pts. and fulfillment of one semester of Lab Science requirement only upon approval of lab notes)

French

7

6 pts.

Fulfillment of Language requirement

 

6

3 pts.

Fulfillment of Language requirement

German

5, 6 or 7

6 pts.

Fulfillment of Language requirement

History

6 or 7

3 pts.

 No exemptions*

Italian

5, 6 or 7

6 pts.

No exemption or requirement fulfillment

Mathematics 7 4 pts. Exemption from Calculus I, II and fulfillment of QUA
 

6

3 pts.

Exemption from Calculus I and fulfillment of QUA

Physics

6 or 7

3 pts.

Fulfillment of QUA by itself or fulfillment of Lab Science upon completion of PHYS 1291 and PHYS 1292 labs

Psychology

5, 6 or 7

3 pts.

Exemption from PSYC BC1001

Spanish

6 or 7

6 pts.

Placement in Intermediate Spanish II

Theatre Arts

5, 6 or 7

6 pts.

No exemptions*

* You may consult with the department about advanced courses.

NOTE: Credit will be granted either for IB or for the equivalent college course, but not for both.

NOTE: Students receiving credit for science courses may apply the credit to Laboratory Science requirement or Quantitative Reasoning requirement, but not both.


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OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

COLUMBIA COURSES

Barnard students have open access, subject to some limitations, to undergraduate courses at Columbia. Humanities C1001 C1002 (Literature Humanities), C1121 (Art Humanities), and C1123 (Music Humanities) and Contemporary Civilization C1101 C1102 are open to Barnard students. Because these courses are required of all Columbia College students, Barnard students enroll on a limited, space available basis.

CREATIVE WRITING

All creative writing classes at Barnard are limited enrollment and require a writing sample. The deadline for turning these in is August 26; send sample to the director of the creative writing program, Dr. Timea Szell (tszell@barnard.edu).  The English Department web page contains information on submissions and has the cover sheet that must accompany all writing samples.

STUDY ABROAD

Transfer students may participate in Barnard’s study abroad opportunities. Several academic-year programs, namely, the Columbia University programs in Paris, Berlin, Beijing, and Kyoto grant Barnard College credit, not transfer credit. Students transferring the maximum of 60 points to Barnard can, therefore, take advantage of these programs without going beyond the 60 transfer credit maximum. However, a semester spent abroad at one of Columbia’s programs will not be counted as one of the required four semesters in residence. Students interested in study abroad programs should consult the Barnard Study Abroad website, barnard.edu/studyabroad, and Gretchen Young, Dean for International and Intercultural Student Programs, in 10 Milbank Hall, 212-854-1777. Information sessions about study abroad are held throughout each semester.

COURSE LOAD

The normal range is 12-18 points per term. Students seeking to exceed 18 points in a single term require the permission of the Class Dean during final program filing at the begin of each semester. Such exceptions are permitted only for compelling reasons. In order to remain in good academic standing, students must maintain a minimum of 12 points each semester.

DUPLICATE CREDIT

Students should be certain not to duplicate at Barnard any coursework completed elsewhere as Barnard credit will not be given for repeated work. Special care should be taken to avoid duplicating the level of a foreign language course even if the content of the course completed and the course contemplated should appear to differ.

PASS/D/FAIL

Of the 121 points required for the degree, a maximum of 22 may be recorded with a grade of P (Pass), whether mandated (e.g., Physical Education) or elected for P/D/F grading.

SUMMER CREDIT

Students are permitted a maximum of 16 points (no more than 8 points and no more than two courses in any one five or six week summer session) as part of the total of 61 transfer points allowed. A grade of C- or higher must be achieved for the credit to count. A grade of P is not accepted. Please note: courses taken in the Columbia summer session do not count toward the 60 credits that all students must earn while attending Barnard. i.e., Columbia summer session courses are counted as transfer credit.

STUDIO CREDIT

Studio credit is limited in accordance with the department involved and with the major. There is an all college restriction on studio, performance, and professional school courses (including film) taken for the degree.

  • A maximum of four studio art courses may be credited (with the exception of studio courses required for the Architecture or Visual Arts major).
  • A similar limitation applies to music lessons. Except for music majors and minors, a maximum of six semesters may be credited.
  • There is also a limit on dance technique courses. A maximum of six such courses may be credited (except for Dance majors).

HONORS

Latin Honors on graduation (cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude) are based primarily upon the Barnard grade point average. If the Barnard GPA meets the designated level for a particular honor, then a combined average, including transfer grades, is also computed. If both the Barnard and combined averages are high enough, a student will then receive honors. A sliding scale requiring higher qualifying averages is used if there are fewer than 86 points of letter-graded work in the grade point average.

ADVISERS

Transfer advisers will be available to discuss the planning of each term’s program, a student’s academic goals and interests, and other aspects of college life. Students should meet with their adviser during the first few weeks of class and again in the advance program-planning period.

Deans Natalie Friedman, Christina Kuan Tsu, James Runsdorf and Michell Tollinchi Michel and Registrar Constance Brown, advise transfer students. Each transfer student will be assigned to a particular adviser, but all the deans are available for consultation. To make an appointment, students may use the Meet with the Deans page at barnard.edu/dos/about/meet, call 212-854-2024, or visit the Office of the Dean of Studies located in 105 Milbank Hall.


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INFORMATION FOR TRANSFERS WHO ARE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate Lycée Français de NY

At the present time, the equivalent of one year of Barnard credit is granted for the French Baccalaureate. For the International Baccalaureate diploma, the number of credits listed is granted, up to a maximum of 30. Students who do not have the diploma will receive either 3 or 6 Barnard points for each Higher Level examination score of 5 or higher. (See previous section on IB credit.)

Examinations and individual courses for the French Baccalaureate cannot ordinarily be used to satisfy Barnard requirements. Exception: Students with a French Baccalaureate diploma in math and science have satisfied the Quantitative and Deductive Reasoning requirement, and those with credit for Biology/Life Science have satisfied one semester of lab science (and should complete the requirement with BIOL BC 1002 or one 1500-level lecture and one 1500-level lab).

No credit is given for O level or AS-level examinations.

Credit from Foreign Schools

Credit from a foreign school unaffiliated with the College, although counted toward the degree, is not computed into the Barnard average. (Students with foreign credits may require slightly higher GPA’s to qualify for general honors).

Courses from foreign schools may be used to satisfy requirements, but only with the approval of the appropriate departments.

Guidelines for Credit Granted for Baccalaureates and Other Work Completed Before the First College Year.

(These credits do not satisfy the General Education Requirements unless specifically noted previously above.)

Abitur (Germany). One year (30 points).

Advanced Levels, A and A2 (England). Variable credit, but usually comparable to Advanced Placement.

Advanced Placement. (See above).

Bagrut (Israel). Possibility of up to one year (30 points).

French Baccalaureate. One year (30 points). (See above).

Hebrew University Language and Literature Examination (Jerusalem Examination). 3 points for each half with a score of 80 or above (maximum of 6 points). Exemption from the foreign language requirement with a score of 60 or above.

International Baccalaureate. Please refer to the section on IB credit for specific information about International Baccalaureate credit.

Maturita (Italy). One year (30 points).

Yeshiva University Jewish History exam. 3 points each for a score of 4 or 5 on one or two parts (maximum 6 points).


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WORKSHEET

The following link contains a worksheet that will help you assess which requirements you have fulfilled.


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RESOURCES AT BARNARD COLLEGE

Admissions

111 Milbank

212-854-2014

Career Development

Second Floor, Elliott Hall

212-854-2033

College Activities

321 Diana Center

212-854-2096

Community Conduct & Title IX                   Associate Dean for Equity –             Amy Zavadil

105 Milbank

212-854-0037

Office of the Dean of Studies                  105 Milbank                   212-854- 2024                         

             Class Deans – Rebecca Grabiner (First-Year), Christina Kuan Tsu                                   (Sophomore), James Runsdorf (Junior), Natalie Friedman (Senior)  

              Business School Advising – James Runsdorf  

              Fellowships and Scholarships – James Runsdorf 

              Health Professions School Advising – Adjua Starks  

              International & Intercultural            10 Milbank              212-854-1777                               Student Programs                                    

                         International Student Advising – Gretchen Young

                         Study Abroad Advising – Gretchen Young  

              Law School Advising –  Adjua Starks

              Tutoring Referrals – Rebecca Grabiner

Office for Disability Services

8 Milbank

212-854-4634

Diversity Initiatives

303 Diana Center

212-854-9130

Financial Aid

11 Milbank

212-854-2154

Furman Counseling Center

First Floor Hewitt

212-854-2092

Health Services

Lower Level Brooks

212-854-2091

Math Help Room

333 Milbank                406 Mathematics

212-854-3577

Orientation

301 Diana Center

212-854-2096

Registrar

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212-854-2011

Residential Life & Housing

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212-854-5561

Safety & Security

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212-854-3362

Writing Center

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212-854-8941

Barnard College admits students without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. In accordance with its own values and with federal, state, and city statutes and regulations, Barnard does not discriminate in employment programs or educational programs and services on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability. The Title IX Coordinator has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  212-854-0037, located in 105 Milbank Hall.


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