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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

POLI B201

 

 

 

 

American History

3

HIST B111

4,5

HIST B111 and B112

 

 

Art History

3

ARTH B101

4

ARTH B105

5

ARTH B105 and B106

Art Studio, 2-D

3

ARTS B103

 

 

 

 

Art Studio, 3-D

3

ARTS B104

 

 

 

 

Art Studio, Drawing

3

ARTS B111

 

 

 

 

Biology

3

BIOL B101 and B101L

4,5

BIOL B101, B101L, B102, and B102L

 

 

Chemistry

3

CHEM B111 and B111L

4,5

CHEM B111, B111L, B112, and B112L

 

 

Chinese

3

CHIN 121

4,5

CHIN 121 and 122

 

 

Comparative Government and Politics

3

POLI B103C

 

 

 

 

Computer Science-A

3

CSCI B145

 

 

 

 

Economics-Macro

3

ECON B222

 

 

 

 

Economics-Micro

3

ECON B221

 

 

 

 

English Language and Composition OR
English Composition and Literature

3 (on either)
3 (on both)

ENGL B101
 
ENGL B101 and B102

5 (on either or both)

ENGL B101 and B102

 

 

Environmental Science

3

BIOL B270 and B270L

 

 

 

 

European History

3

HIST B101

4,5

HIST B101 and B102

 

 

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

GERM 109

4,5

GERM 109 and 110

 

 

Human Geography

3

GEOG B121

 

 

 

 

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

MATH B141

 

 

 

 

Mathematics-Calculus BC**

3,4,5

BAMTH B141 and MATH B142

 

 

 

 

Music Theory

3

MUSC B115

4

MUSC B115 and B117

5

MUSC B115, B116, B117 and B118

Physics B

3

PHYS B201 and B201L

4,5

PHYS B201, B201L, B202 and B202L

 

 

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

3

PHYS B201 and B201L

4,5

PHYS B211 and B211L

 

 

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

3

PHYS B202 and B202L

4,5

PHYS B212 and B212L

 

 

Psychology

3

PSYC B101

 

 

 

 

Spanish Language OR 
Spanish Literature

3
3 (on both)

SPAN B109
 SPAN B109 and B110

4,5 (on either or both)

SPAN B109 and B110

 

 

Statistics

3, 4

STAT B110

5

STAT B110 and B201

 

 

World History

3

HIST B115
(Topics in the Liberal Arts)

 

 

 

 

 

IB Exam Area

IB Score

Credit Earned

IB Score

Credit Earned

Biology

4

BIOL B101 and B101L

5,6,7

BIOL B101, B101L, B102 and B102L

Business and Management

4

BADM B371

5,6,7

BADM B371 and B376

Chemistry

4

CHEM B111 and B111L

5,6,7

CHEM B111, B111L, B112 and B112L

Computing Studies

4

CSCI B145 and B210

5,6,7

CSCI B145, B146, and B212

Economics

4

ECON B221

5,6,7

ECON B222

English A1

4

ENGL B101

5,6,7

BENGL B101 and B102

French B*

4,5

FREN B122 and B209

6,7

FREN B209 and B210

Latin B*

4

LATN 121 and 122

5,6,

7

LATN 122 and 301
LATN 301 and 312

Mandarin B**

 

 

 

 

Spanish B*

4,5

SPAN B122 and B209

6,7

SPAN B209 and B210

Geography

4

GEOG B103

 

 

German B*

4,5

GERM 122 and 210

6,7

GERM 210 and 211

History

4

HIST B102 and B112

 

 

Italian B*

4,5

ITAL 122 and 221

6,7

ITAL 221 and 222

Mathematics

4

MATH B141

5,6,7

MATH B141 and B142

Music

4

MUSC B115

5,6,7

MUSC B115 and B116

Physics

4

PHYS B201 and B201L

5,6,7

PHYS B201, B201L, B202, and B202L

Psychology

4

PSYC B101

 

 

Social Anthropology

4

ANTH B102

 

 

Theatre Arts

4

THEA B200

 

 

Visual Arts

4

ARTS B103

5 or higher

ARTS B103 and B104

 

 

 

 

 


* 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.