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AP/IB Credit

There's nothing wrong with overachieving. 

Traditionally, students who successfully complete the College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) and higher level International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme in their high schools go on to achieve academic success at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. 

High scores on these tests may result in college credit at USCB. Students taking AP exams must earn a score of "3" or above in order to receive credit, while students enrolled in higher-level IB courses must score a minimum of "4" on IB examinations. In many cases, AP test scores higher than "3" and IB test scores higher than "4" result in additional college credit awards.

Students planning to attend USCB should have their AP scores sent to the University (school code 5845) at the time of their testing.

Standard Level IB Courses will not receive credit for exams, but to receive credit for higher-level IB examination scores, students must ask that official IB examination results be sent to the following address:

University of South Carolina Beaufort 
Office of Admissions 
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909

 

AP Exam Area

AP Score

Credit Earned

AP Score

Credit Earned

AP Score

Credit Earned

American Government and Politics

3

BPOL 201

 

 

 

 

American History

3

BHIS 111

4,5

BHIS 111 and 112

 

 

Art History

3

BARE 101

4

BARH 105

5

BARH 105 and 106

Art Studio, 2-D

3

BATS 103

 

 

 

 

Art Studio, 3-D

3

BATS 104

 

 

 

 

Art Studio, Drawing

3

BATS 111

 

 

 

 

Biology

3

BBIO 101 and 101L

4,5

BBIO 101, 101L, 102, and 102L

 

 

Chemistry

3

BCHM 111 and 111L

4,5

BCHM 111, 111L, 112, and 112L

 

 

Chinese

3

CHIN 121

4,5

CHIN 121 and 122

 

 

Comparative Government and Politics

3

BPOL 103C

 

 

 

 

Computer Science-A

3

BCSE 145

 

 

 

 

Economics-Macro

3

BECO 222

 

 

 

 

Economics-Micro

3

BECO 221

 

 

 

 

English Language and Composition OR
English Composition and Literature

3 (on either)
3 (on both)

BENG 101

BENG 101 and 102

5 (on either or both)

BENG 101 and 102

 

 

Environmental Science

3

BBIO 270 and 270L

 

 

 

 

European History

3

BHIS 101

4,5

BHIS 101 and 102

 

 

French Language ORFrench Literature*

3 (on either)
3 (on both)

FREN 109

FREN 109 and 110

4,5 (on either or both)

FREN 109 and 110

 

 

German*

3

BGER 109

4,5

BGER 109 and 110

 

 

Human Geography

3

BGEO 121

 

 

 

 

Japanese

3

JAPA 121

4,5

JAPA 121 and 122

 

 

Latin Virgil

3

LATN 121

4,5

LATN 121 and 122

 

 

Mathematics-Calculus AB

3,4,5

BMTH 141

 

 

 

 

Mathematics-Calculus BC**

3,4,5

BMTH 141 and BMTH 142

 

 

 

 

Music Theory

3

MUSC 115

4

MUSC 115 and117

5

MUSC 115,116,117 and 118

Physics B

3

BPHY 201 and 201L

4,5

BPHY 201, 201L, 202 and 202L

 

 

Physics C, Part I, Mechanics
(with exemption from MATH 141)

3

BPHY 201 and 201L

4,5

BPHY 211 and 211L

 

 

Physics C, Part II, Electricity and Magnetism (with exemption from MATH 141)

3

BPHY 202 and 202L

4,5

BPHY 212 and 212L

 

 

Psychology

3

BPSY 101

 

 

 

 

Spanish Language OR 
Spanish Literature

3
3 (on both)

BSPA 109
BSPA 109 and 110

4,5 (on either or both)

BSPA 109 and 110

 

 

Statistics

3, 4

BSTA 110

5

BSTA 110 and 201

 

 

World History

3

BHIS 115
(Topics in the Liberal Arts)

 

 

 

 

 

IB Exam Area

IB Score

Credit Earned

IB Score

Credit Earned

Biology

4

BBIO 101 and 101L

5,6,7

BBIO 101, 101L, 102 and 102L

Business and Management

4

BMGT 371

5,6,7

BMGT 371 and 376

Chemistry

4

BCHM 111 and 111L

5,6,7

BCHM 111, 111L, 112 and 112L

Computing Studies

4

BCSE 145 and 210

5,6,7

BCSE 145,146, and 212

Economics

4

BECO 221

5,6,7

BECO 222

English A1

4

BENG 101

5,6,7

BENG 101 and 102

French B*

4,5

BFRE 122 and 209

6,7

BFRE 209 and 210

Latin B*

4

LATN 121 and 122

5,6,

7

LATN 122 and 301
LATN 301 and 312

Mandarin B**

 

 

 

 

Spanish B*

4,5

BSPA 122 and 209

6,7

BSPA 209 and 210

Geography

4

BGEO 103

 

 

German B*

4,5

BGER 122 and 210

6,7

BGER 210 and 211

History

4

BIS 102 and 112

 

 

Italian B*

4,5

ITAL 122 and 221

6,7

ITAL 221 and 222

Mathematics

4

BMTH 141

5,6,7

BMTH 141 and 142

Music

4

MUSC 115

5,6,7

MUSC 115 and 116

Physics

4

BPHY 201 and 201L

5,6,7

BPHY 201, 201L, 202, and 202L

Psychology

4

BPSY 101

 

 

Social Anthropology

4

BANT 102

 

 

Theatre Arts

4

THEA 200

 

 

Visual Arts

4

BATS 103

5 or higher

BATS 103 and 104

 

 

 

 

 


* Students scoring 4 or higher on any higher level IB foreign-language examination are not required to take the University's placement; lower scores, however will require the placement test. Students receiving credit through IB foreign-language examinations may not receive additional advanced-standing credit for 100-level courses.
** Scores of 4 or above are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and include an oral interview.

This information is subject to change. It is intended as a guide only. Credit awarded may change without notice.