Credit by Examination

Credit by Examination

Advanced Placement Examination (AP)

If you took Advanced Placement Examinations, please send your scores to Saint Mary’s (college code #1702). The results of the AP examinations reach Saint Mary’s in July. Please do NOT wait for your AP results before you register for classes. After we receive your AP score, we will adjust your schedule if necessary. Please refer to the chart below.

SAT II: Subject Tests

You may refer to the chart below for test scores that will exempt you from a Saint Mary’s requirement. If you wish to take an upper-level course in the area of your exemption, you may request information about courses open to you.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Saint Mary’s College grants credit for higher level subject examinations of the IB. No credit is awarded for subsidiary level courses. Students do not have to be granted the IB diploma in order to receive credit for an individual higher level subject. An official copy of test results should be sent to Student Academic Services.

College Level Examination Program CLEP)

Saint Mary’s College grants credit for CLEP Subject Examinations only, not for the General Examinations. You can receive a “Description of the Subject Examinations” and a “List of CLEP Test Centers” by writing to the following address:

College Entrance Examination Board
Box 592
Princeton, NJ 08540

Advanced Placement Test

Test Minimum Score Required Course Equivalent Sophia Program Requirement Credit
Art History 3 ART 143 yes 3 hrs
Biology 4 BIO 110 yes 4 hrs
Biology 5 BIO 155-158 yes 8 hrs
Calculus AB1 4 MATH 131 yes 4 hrs
Calculus BC 4 MATH 131- MATH 132 yes 8 hrs
Chemistry 4 CHEM 121-CHEM 102 yes 8 hrs
Chinese Language and Culture 4 MLCH 111-112 yes 8 hrs
Computer Science A 3 CPSC 207 yes 3 hrs
Computer Science Principles 4 CPSC 103 no 2 hrs
English Lang and Comp 4 ENWR 100 level no 3 hrs
English Lit and Comp 4 ENLT 100 level yes 3 hrs
Environmental Science 4 ENVS 171 yes 3 hrs
European History 4 HIST 102 yes 3 hrs
French Language and Culture 4 MLFR 111-112 yes 8 hrs
German Language and Culture 4 MLGR 111-112 yes 8 hrs
Human Geography 4 ANTH 100 no 3 hrs
Italian Language and Culture 4 MLIT 111-MLIT 210 yes 8 hrs
Japanese Language and Culture 4 MLJA 111-112 yes 8 hrs
Latin 4 LATN 111-112 no 8 hrs
Macroeconomics 4 ECON 251 yes 3 hrs
Microeconomics 4 ECON 252 yes 3 hrs
Music Theory 4 MUS 181 yes 3 hrs
Physics 1 4 PHYS 111 yes 4 hrs
Physics 22 4 PHYS 112 yes 4 hrs
Physics C: Elect and Magn.2 4 PHYS 112 yes 4 hrs
Physics C: Mechanics 4 PHYS 121 yes 4 hrs
Psychology 4 PSYC 156 yes 3 hrs
Spanish Language and Culture 4 MLSP 111-112 yes 8 hrs
Statistics 4 MATH 114 no 3 hrs
Studio Art: 2-D Design3 4 ART 100 level yes 3 hrs
Studio Art: 3-D Design3 4 ART 100 level yes 3 hrs
Studio Art: Drawing3 4 ART 100 level yes 3 hrs
US Gov't and Politics 4 POSC 201 yes 3 hrs
US History 4 HIST 201 yes 3 hrs
World History 4 HIST 104 yes 3 hrs

College Board Subject Tests

Test Minimum Score Required Course Equivalent Sophia Program Requirement Credit
American History 700 HIST 201 yes 0
Biology (Ecological/Molecular) 630 BIO 100 level yes 8
Chemistry 630 CHEM 101-CHEM 102 yes 8
French 640 100 level yes 0
German 630 100 level yes 0
Spanish 630 100 level yes 0

International Baccalaureate — Higher Level Exams

Individuals and Societies

Test Minimum Score Required Course Equivalent Sophia Program Requirement Credit
English A: Literature 5 100-level ENLT yes 3 hrs
Economics 6 See department chair
History Americas 5 HIST 201 yes 3 hrs
History Europe 5 HIST 104 yes 3 hrs
Philosophy 5 See department chair
Psychology 5 PSYC 156 yes 3 hrs
Social Anthropology 5 ANTH 253 yes 3 hrs

Sciences

Test Minimum Score Required Course Equivalent Sophia Program Requirement Credit
Biology 5 BIO 110 yes 4 hrs
Biology 6 BIO 155-158 yes 8 hrs
Chemistry 6 CHEM 121 yes 4 hrs
Physics 6 PHYS 121 yes 4 hrs

Mathematics

Test Minimum Score Required Course Equivalent Sophia Program Requirement Credit
Math with Option 12 5 MATH 105 yes 3 hrs
Math with Option 12 6 MATH 131 yes 4 hrs
Math with Option 12 7 MATH 131-MATH 132 yes 8 hrs
Math with Option 9 5 MATH 114 no 3 hrs

The Arts

Test Minimum Score Required Course Equivalent Sophia Program Requirement Credit
Music 5 MUS 241 yes 3 hrs

Language

Test Minimum Score Required Course Equivalent Sophia Program Requirement Credit
French 5 MLFR 111-MLFR 112 yes 8 hrs
German 5 MLGR 111-MLGR 112 yes 8 hrs
Spanish 5 MLSP 111-MLSP 112 yes 8 hrs