Dickinson offers advanced credit for different international curricula and advanced classes through the following programs:
Advanced Placement (AP) Program
A student who achieves a score of 4 or 5 on a College Board Advanced Placement Test will be granted credit for college work in the appropriate department and will receive placement at the discretion of the department. A student who achieves a score of 3 on the AP Test may receive, at the discretion of the appropriate department, credit and/or placement.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Course Credit
Students will be granted general college credit for higher-level IB courses in which they achieve grades of 5 or better. Students will receive placement or credit in the appropriate departments at the discretion of the departments. Syllabuses and course materials should be submitted to the registrar’s office.
Students who obtain grades of A or B on a British System Advanced Level (A-level) exam will be granted credit for college work in the appropriate department and will receive placement at the discretion of the department. Syllabuses and course materials should be submitted to the registrar’s office.
Students who obtain a coefficient of 4 or higher and a grade/score of 12 or higher on courses in pursuit of a French Baccalaureate degree will be granted up to eight course credits for college work in the appropriate department and will receive placement at the discretion of the department.
University or College Courses
Contact the registrar’s office regarding the transferability of completed or proposed college/university credit. Syllabuses and course materials should be submitted to the registrar’s office. College-level coursework (other than AP) taken while in high school will be evaluated according to the following criteria: (1) must be listed on an official transcript of an accredited institution; (2) must be a minimum of 3 credit hours; (3) must indicate a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale); (4) must have liberal-arts content; (5) must be offered in a setting which allows for interaction between student and instructor (i.e., no credit will be awarded for correspondence, on-line or one-way video courses)
Courses taken at a college or university located outside of the United States must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES), an international academic-credit evaluation agency. Dickinson College requires the comprehensive course-by-course evaluation.
If you are enrolled as a matriculated student at a university, you must apply as a transfer student rather than a first-year student.
Learn more about Dickinson's advanced credit opportunities on the registrar's page.