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Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate

Receive credit for classes taken in high school.

The University of Denver offers college credit for students who have taken and scored well on Advanced Placement (AP) exams as well as International Baccalaureate (IB) higher level exams. Please refer to the information below for information regarding specific subject matter. Please note that all information provided here is subject to change.  A maximum of 45 quarter hours can be awarded for AP and IB credit. Students who have questions about credit should contact the admission/transfer coordinator, (303) 871-3992 or the appropriate academic department.

AP score

5

4

3

ART HISTORY

8 hours (ARTH 2819, ARTS 2820)

4 hours (ARTH 2819)

 

STUDIO ART

5 hours (ARTS elective)

4 hours (ARTS elective)

 

BIOLOGY

12 hours (BIOL 1010, 1020, 1011, 1021, elective)

5 hours (BIOL 1010, 1020)

 

CALCULUS BC

12 hours (MATH 1951, 1952, 1953)

8 hours (MATH 1951, 1952)

 

CALCULUS AB

4 hours (MATH 1951 )

4 hours (MATH 1951)

 

CHEMISTRY

12 hours (CHEM 1010, 1240, CHEM elective)

8 hours (CHEM 1010, 1240, CHEM elective)

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE AB

8 hours (COMP 1672, elective)

8 hours (COMP 1671, elective)

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE A

8 hours  (COMP 1672, elective)

4 hours  (COMP 1671)

 

MACROECONOMICS

4 hours (ECON 1020)

4 hours (ECON 1020)

 

MICROECONOMICS

4 hours (ECON 1030)

4 hours (ECON 1030)

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

8 hours (WRIT 1122, elective)

4 hours (WRIT 1122)

Advanced Standing (see Writing Program)

ENGLISH LITERATURE

 8 hours (WRIT 1122, ENGL 1110)

4 hours (ENGL 1110)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

4 hours (GEOG 1201)

4 hours (GEOG 1201)

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE or FOREIGN LITERATURE

12 hours (language elective)

8 hours (language elective)

4 hours (language elective)

GEOGRAPHY, HUMAN

8 hours (GEOG 1410, GEOG elective)

4 hours (GEOG 1410)

 

HISTORY (US, European and World) 1

8 hours (HIST elective)

4 hours (HIST elective)

 

MUSIC

8 hours (elective)

8 hours (elective)

 

PHYSICS B

10 hours (PHYS 1211, 1213)

10 hours (PHYS 1211, 1213)

 

PHYSICS C (Mech and E&M)

10 hours (PHYS 1211, 1213)

10 hours (PHYS 1211, 1213)

 

½ OF PHYSICS C

5 hours (PHYS 1211)

5 hours (PHYS 1211)

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE (US Govt./Pol.)

4 hours (PLSC 1000)

4 hours (PLSC 1000)

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE (Comp Govt./Pol.)

4 hours (PLSC 1110)

4 hours (PLSC 1110)

 

PSYCHOLOGY

8 hours (PSYC 1001, elective)

4 hours (PSYC 1001)

 

STATISTICS

4 hours (INFO 1020)

4 hours (INFO 1020)

 

1 Carries Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture credit though not equivalent to University course.

Only Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB) Subject Exams may be awarded credit. Unless noted below, no credit is given for Standard Level Subject Exams. A maximum of 45 quarter hours can be awarded for AP and IB credit. Students who have questions about credit should contact the admission/transfer coordinator, (303) 871-3992 or the appropriate academic department.

IB Score

7

6

5

4

ART: Visual Arts

8 hours (ARTS elective)

8 hours (ARTS elective)

4 hours (ARTS elective)

 

BIOLOGY

12 hours (BIOL 1010, 1020, 1011, 1021, elective)

12 hours (BIOL 1010, 1020, 1011, 1021, elective)

5 hours (BIOL 1010, 1020)

 

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT

8 hours (MGMT 2000, upper division elective)

8 hours (MGMT 2000, upper division elective)

8 hours (MGMT 2000, upper division elective)

 

CHEMISTRY

12 hours (CHEM 1010, 1240, CHEM elective)

12 hours (CHEM 1010, 1240, CHEM elective)

8 hours (CHEM 1010, 1240, CHEM elective)

 

COMPUTING STUDIES

Not currently approved for credit

Not currently approved for credit

Not currently approved for credit

Not currently approved for credit

ECONOMICS

9 hours (ECON 1020, 1030)

9 hours (ECON 1020, 1030)

5 hours (ECON 1030)

 

ENGLISH A1, A2 or B

4 hours (WRIT 1122)

4 hours (WRIT 1122)

4 hours (WRIT 1122)

Advanced Standing (see Writing Program)

FILM

8 hours (MFJS 2000, MFJS elective)

8 hours (MFJS 2000, MFJS elective)

4 hours (MFJS 2000)

4 hours (MFJS 2000)

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

4 hours (GEOG 1201)

4 hours (GEOG 1201)

4 hours (GEOG 1201)

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES (A2 or B) 2

12 hours (language elective)

12 hours (language elective)

8 hours (language elective)

4 hours (language elective)

GEOGRAPHY

8 hours (GEOG 1410, GEOG elective)

8 hours (GEOG 1410, GEOG elective)

4 hours (GEOG 1410)

 

HISTORY (Americas, Europe or Africa, Islamic) 1

4 hours (HIST elective)

4 hours (HIST elective)

4 hours (HIST elective)

 

MATHEMATICS HL

12 hours (MATH 1951, 1952, 1953)

12 hours (MATH 1951, 1952, 1953)

8 hours (MATH 1951, 1952)

 

MUSIC

8 hours (elective)

8 hours (elective)

4 hours (elective)

 

PHILOSOPHY1

8 hours (PHIL elective)

8 hours (PHIL elective)

8 hours (PHIL elective)

 

PHYSICS

10 hours (PHYS 1211, 1213)

10 hours (PHYS 1211, 1213)

10 hours (PHYS 1211, 1213)

 

PSYCHOLOGY

8 hours (PSYC 1001, elective)

8 hours (PSYC 1001, elective)

4 hours (PSYC 1001)

 

SOCIAL & CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

8 hours (ANTH 1010, elective)

8 hours (ANTH 1010, elective)

4 hours (ANTH 1010)

 

THEATRE ARTS

8 hours (THEA elective)

8 hours (THEA elective)

4 hours (THEA elective)

 

1 Carries Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture credit though not equivalent to University course. 2 A score of 4 or above on foreign language A or B exams on standard level and higher level assessments are accepted.