Advanced Placement Credit

NOTE:  The information below about exemptions is applicable for students entering Barnard before fall 2016.  Students entering Barnard in fall 2016 and thereafter will receive points of credit for AP work, as below, but there will be no exemptions from general education requirements.

 

Credit will be granted either for AP or for the equivalent college course, but not for both. A student who entered before fall 2016 with AP credit for a science can use it for QR or toward lab science but not both.  Maximum of 30 points for AP plus IB credit.

Department

AP Score

Credit

Requirement Status

Art History

4 or 5

3 pts.

Exemption from AHIS BC1001

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

Biological Sciences

4 or 5

3 pts.

Exemption from BIOL BC1001

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

Chemistry*

4 or 5

3 pts.

Exemption from CHEM BC1002

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

Computer Science*.

4 or 5

3 pts.

Exemption from COMS W1004

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

Economics (Macroeconomics or Microeconomics)

4 or 5

3 pts  (maximum 3 pts, even with scores on more than one exam)

(for students entering prior to fall 2014: 3 pts, and exemption from BC1003/W1105, only upon passing departmental placement exam; maximum 3 pts, even with scores on more than one exam)

 

English +

4 or 5

3 pts.

 

Environmental Science

4 or 5

3 pts.

(4.5 pts. with review of lab notes) Exemption from EESC BC1001 lecture only

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

Foreign languages (Chinese) 5 0 pts.

Exemption

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

Foreign languages (French +, German, Latin +,  and Spanish + prior to 2012)

5

6 pts.

Exemption

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

Foreign languages (French +, German, Latin +, and Spanish+ prior to 2012)

4

3 pts.

Exemption

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

Foreign languages (Italian)

5

0 pts.

Exemption
(3 pts. on successful completion of a 3000-level course in Italian)

Foreign languages (Italian)

4

0 pts.

Exemption

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

Foreign languages (Spanish, for students entering in fall 2012 and thereafter)

4

0 pts

Exemption

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

Foreign languages (Spanish, for students entering in fall 2012 and thereafter)

5

3 pts only upon completion of 3300-level or higher with B or better

Exemption

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

History + (U.S. or European or World)

5

6 pts.

 

History + (U.S. or European or World)

4

3 pts.

 

Human Geography

4 or 5

3 pts.

 

Mathematics*
Calculus BC

5

4 pts.

6 pts on completing Calculus III or Math V1207 with C or better. Exemption from Calculus I, II. Also eligible for Math V1207

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

Mathematics*
Calculus BC

4

3 pts.

Exemption from Calculus I

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

Mathematics*
Calculus AB

4 or 5

3 pts.

Exemption from Calculus I

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

Music

4 or 5

3 pts.

 

Physics*

4 or 5

3 pts.

(4 pts. with review of lab notes) Exemption from the first term of two-term physics sequence. Maximum 3-4 pts., even with scores on more than one exam

Political Science+
U.S. Govt.

5

3 pts.

Exemption from POLS BC1001 / POLS W1201

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

Political Science+
Comparative

5

3 pts.

Exemption from POLS V1501

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

Psychology

4 or 5

3 pts.

Exemption from PSYC BC1001

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

Statistics*

5

3 pts.

Exemption from STAT W1111

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

*A score of 4 or 5 (in Statistics, a score of 5 only) in this subject satisfies the Quantitative and Deductive Reasoning requirement for students entering before fall 2016.

+ You may receive credit for more than one AP exam in this subject.