AP, IB & Dual Credit

Dual credit

First-time freshmen may transfer accredited college coursework taken in high school, provided Monmouth offers a similar or equivalent course.

Credit will only be applied when an official college transcript has been received by the Office of the Registrar and the student has earned a grade of D or better in the course. Note that a grade of C- or better is required to receive transfer credit for any English composition or speech course completed through dual credit. No college credit will be awarded based on a high school transcript.

Students may transfer no more than 16 course credits (64 semester hours) to be applied toward the degree. Transferred courses will appear on the Monmouth transcript, but grades earned in such courses are not calculated in the Monmouth grade point average.

Advanced Placement (AP) 

Monmouth awards credit for several AP courses with an exam score of a 3 or higher; in some cases a 4 or higher. All of these equivalencies transfer in a 1 course credit at Monmouth, except where indicated. Please note: Monmouth’s curriculum is based on a course credit system, where most students take the equivalent of 4 course credits per semester. 

AP TEST AP SCORE COURSE EQUIVALENCY
Studio Art 3-5 General Credit
History of Art 3-5 ARTD 114
2D Design 3-5 ARTD 111
Drawing 3-5 ARTD 215
Biology 3 General Credit
  4-5 BIOL 150
Chemistry 3 General Credit
  4-5 CHEM 100 or CHEM 140
Computer Science A 3-5 COMP 161
Computer Science AB 3-5 COMP 161 and COMP 220
Macroeconomics 3-5 200 Level Economics***
Microeconomics 3-5 200 Level Economics***
Language & Comp 3 100 Level English Credit
  4-5 ENGL 110
Literature & Comp 3 100 Level English Credit
  4-5 ENGL 110
Environmental Science 3 100 Level Elective Credit
  4-5 ESTS 103
French Language & Culture 3 FREN 210
  4-5 FREN 220
French Literature & Culture 3 FREN 210
  4-5 FREN 220
German Language 3-5 GERM 102
American Politics 3-5 POLS 103
Comparative Politics 3-5 POLS 200
American History 3-5 HIST 110 & HIST 111 (2 credits)
European History 3-5 HIST 270 (1 credit)
World History 3-5 HIST 220 (1 credit)
Human Geography 3-5 100 Level Elective Credit
Vergil  3-5 LATN 210 (Vergil) + LATN 200 (DR)*
Callulus/Horace 3-5 LATN 210 (Catullus/Horace) + LATN 200 (DR)*
Ovid 3-5 LATN 210 (Ovid) + LATN 200 (DR)*
Latin Literature 3-5 LATN 210 (Latin Lit. 0.5) + LATN 200 (DR 0.5)*
Calculus AB 3-5 MATH 151
Calculus BC 3-5 MATH 151 and MATH 152
Statistics 3 MATH 106
  4-5 MATH 106 or MATH 207
Music Theory 3 MUSI 111 and MUSI 121
  4-5 MUSI 121 and MUSI 122
Music Listening/Lit. 3-5 MUSI 101
Physics I 3 General Credit
  4-5 Consult with Physics Dept. for placement
Physics II 3 General Credit
  4-5 Consult with Physics Dept. for placement
Physics C 4-5 Consult with Physics Dept. for placement
Psychology 3-5 PSYC 101EQ**
Seminar 3-5 General Credit
Research 3-5 General Credit
Spanish Language and Culture 3 SPAN 201
  4-5 SPAN 202
Spanish Literature and Culture 3 SPAN 202
  4-5 SPAN 310

* DR=Directed Readings
** Taking PSYC 101 at Monmouth College will replace this credit
***if both AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics are taken and completed with a 3 or better the student will earn credit for ECON 200

International Baccalaureate (IB) 

Scores of 4 or above on both IB Higher Level and IB Standard Level Examinations will be accepted for college-level credit. Completion of the IB Diploma with a score of 24 or above (with a minimum score of 4 in all SL and HL exams) will be awarded a full year of credit. A minimum point score of 24 is required to earn the IB diploma.

The specific course equivalencies awarded for each Higher Level or Standard exams are determined through evaluation by the appropriate academic department. If no course equivalency is determined, elective credit may be granted.