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Advanced Placement (AP), INternational Baccalaureate (IB) and College Course Credit Policy

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

Students who receive a score of 4 or 5 on the following AP examinations may be awarded 3 non-major elective credits:

These credits may not be used to fulfill the core or major requirements
 


ART: STUDIO ART - DRAWING PORTFOLIO 
COMPUTER SCIENCE A
ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION 
ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION 
EUROPEAN HISTORY 
MUSIC THEORY 
PSYCHOLOGY
STATISTICS
UNITED STATES HISTORY
WORLD HISTORY


Students who receive a score of 4 or 5 on the following AP examinations may be awarded 3 credits 
that may satisfy the core or major requirements in the following areas

Fine Arts
HISTORY OF ART

Language
CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE
FRENCH LANGUAGE
GERMAN LANGUAGE
ITALIAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE
JAPANESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE
SPANISH LANGUAGE

SPANISH LITERATURE
LATIN: VIRGIL

Life Science
BIOLOGY
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Mathematical Reasoning
CALCULUS AB
CALCULUS BC


Physical Science
CHEMISTRY
PHYSICS B
PHYSICS 1
PHYSICS 2
PHYSICS C - ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM
PHYSICS C - MECHANICS


Social Science
ECONOMICS: MACROECONOMICS
ECONOMICS: MICROECONOMICS

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS: COMPARATIVE

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS: US
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY


INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

Fordham University offers university credit for Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB) exam scores of 5, 6 or 7. No credit is awarded for IB Standard Level exams, regardless of score. Students are responsible for ensuring that their IB exams are sent to Fordham.

IB exams have been received in the areas listed below. HL scores of 5 receive 3 general elective credits. HL scores of 6 or 7 receive core or elective credit when appropriate, as noted below. Additional IB HL subject areas will be considered when received.


Notes: Students who wish to apply International Baccalaureate credit toward their major should consult with the appropriate department. It is possible, in some cases, to receive an exemption from a prerequisite based on performance on other standardized tests or on college-level courses, with grades of C or better, taken during high school. Consult with the appropriate department. A student cannot receive credit for both an AP Exam and an IB Higher Level exam in the same subject.

Anthropology 
Three core credits (Social Science).

Biology 
Three core credits (Life Science).  Students with core credit who are required to take biology for their major should consult the department for placement in biology courses. Students with core credit who are required to take biology for their special program (e.g., pre-health professions) should consult with their special program adviser.

Business and Management 
Three elective credits in business.

Chemistry
Three core credits (Physical Science).  Students with core credit who are required to take chemistry for their major should consult the department for placement in chemistry courses. Students with core credit who are required to take chemistry for their special program (e.g., pre-health professions) should consult with their special program adviser.

Economics
Three core credits for Macroeconomics and three core credits for Microeconomics (Social Science).

English
See Language A and Language B below.

Film
Four elective credits for COMM 2471 (Introduction to Film)

Geography 
Three core credits (Social Science).

History
History of Americas, History of Europe, History of Asia. Each would receive 4 elective credits for a general upper-level (3000-level) history elective course. No core credit and no credit for the distribution requirements within the major (medieval, modern, American or global) is given.

Information Technology in a Global Society
Three general elective credits

Language A
Language A . If completed in English, 3 general elective credits. If completed in a modern foreign language (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Arabic, Japanese): 3 credits for 1502 level of relevant language.

Language B
Language B. If completed in English, 3 general elective credits. If completed in a modern foreign language (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Arabic, Japanese) or classical language (Latin, Greek): 3 credits equivalent to the 1502 level of relevant language.

Mathematics
Three core credits for MATH 1206.

Philosophy
Three general elective credits.

Physics
Credits for the following required major courses: PHYS 1601, PHYS 1602, PHYS 1511 and PHYS 1512. This also satisfies core in natural science which includes both physical science core and life science core. Students with core credit who are required to take physics for their major should consult the department for placement in physics courses. Students with core credit who are required to takephysics for their special program (e.g., pre-health professions) should consult with their special program adviser.

Psychology
Three elective credits for PSYC 1200. PSYC 1200 is a required course for psychology majors.

Theatre
Three core credits (Fine Arts).

V
isual Arts
Three elective credits for visual arts.



COLLEGE COURSE WORK

Transfer credit will be awarded for a college course completed during high school if the course was offered on a college campus, taught by a member of the college's teaching staff, the course was not used towards high school graduation requirements, a grade of C or better was awarded and the course is similar in content to a course given at Fordham. Students are responsible for having their transcript sent to Fordham so we can evaluate and award credit.




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