Academic Catalog

Advanced Placement Policy

AP/IB/CLEP Policy

AP/IB/CLEP course credit is only applicable to major/minor/concentration areas when permitted by departments. Students should contact their departments with any questions regarding the application of AP/IB/CLEP course credit to their program.

AP/IB/CLEP course credit is only applicable to ICC Requirements when permitted. Review the ICC Policy below for more information.

Advanced Placement Policy

These policies (see the table of advanced placement equivalents) are in effect for students entering Ithaca College in the 2020-2021 academic year. They are subject to change at any time.

For additional information about Ithaca College’s advanced placement policies, contact the Office of the Registrar, Peggy Ryan Williams Center, phone 607-274-3127. Ithaca College’s ETS school code is 2325. Scores must be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar, Peggy Ryan Williams Center, Ithaca, NY 14850-7013, before credit is granted.

Advanced Placement (AP) Equivalents

In all schools, scores of 1 or 2 (and in some cases 3) will not be awarded credit. Scores of 3, 4, and 5 are awarded credit as indicated below.

AP Exam Score IC Course Equivalent Credit
Art History 3, 4, 5 ARTH 18888 3
Biology 3, 4, 5 BIOL 11500 and BIOL 18888 6
Calculus AB 3, 4, 5 MATH 11100 4
Calculus BC 3, 4, 5 MATH 11100 4
MATH 11200 4
Calculus BC2 1, 2 MATH 11100 4
Chemistry 4, 5 CHEM 188881 3
Chinese Language & Culture 3, 4, 5 CHIN-18888 6
Computer Science Principles 3,4,5 COMP 18888 3
Computer Science A 3 COMP 18888 3
4, 5 COMP 17100 4
English Literature/Composition 3 4, 5 WRTG 10600 and ENGL 18888 6
English Language/Composition 3 4, 5 WRTG 10600 and ENGL 18888 6
Environmental Science 4, 5 ENVS 11000 3
European History 4, 5 HIST 18888 3
French Language & Culture 3 FREN 20100 3
4 FREN 20200 3
5 FREN 38888 3
German Language & Culture 3 GERM 20100 3
4 GERM 20200 3
5 GERM 38888 3
Government and Politics: Comparative 3, 4, 5 POLT 18888 3
Government and Politics: U.S. 3, 4, 5 POLT 18888 3
Human Geography 4, 5 ENVS 18888 3
Italian Language & Culture 3 ITAL 20100 3
4 ITAL 20200 3
5 ITAL 38888 3
Japanese Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 TRAN 38888 6
Latin 3, 4, 5 LATN 10100 3
LATN 10200 3
Macroeconomics 4, 5 ECON 12100 3
Microeconomics 4, 5 ECON 12200 3
Music Theory 4, 5 MUTH 18888 2
Physics 1: Algebra Based 3 PHYS 18888 4
4, 5 PHYS 10100 4
Physics 2: Algebra Based 3 PHYS 18888 4
4, 5 PHYS 10200 4
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 3 PHYS 18888 4
4, 5 PHYS 11800 4
Physics C: Mechanics 3 PHYS 18888 4
4, 5 PHYS 11700 4
Psychology 4, 5 PSYC 10300 3
Research 4, 5 TRAN 18888 1
Seminar 4, 5 TRAN 18888 1
Spanish Language & Culture 3 SPAN 20100 3
4 SPAN 20200 3
5 SPAN 38888 3
Spanish Literature & Culture 4 SPAN 38888 3
5 SPAN 32500 3
Statistics 3, 4, 5 MATH 14400 4
2D Art & Design 3 ART 18888 6
4, 5 ART 12000 and ART 18888 6
3D Art & Design 3 ART 18888 6
4, 5 ART 12100 and ART 18888 6
Drawing 3 ART 18888 6
4, 5 ART 11000 and ART 18888 6
U.S. History 4, 5 HIST 18888 3
World History 4, 5 HIST 18888 3

AP/IB/CLEP Policy for the ICC

Incoming First-Year Students

Students may apply credits earned at other institutions or granted on the basis of AP/IB/CLEP scores to fulfillment of the following Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) components:

  • First-Year Composition (WRTG 10600)
  • Quantitative Literacy (QL)
  • Diversity (DV)
  • Writing Intensive (WI)

Such credits may also apply to the 12 Complementary Liberal Arts credits depending on school and department requirements. The degree to which such credits could apply to a specific ICC requirement is dependent on a match between the Ithaca College courses meeting the requirement and the credit granted for courses completed elsewhere and on program-specific requirements for the 12 Complementary Liberal Arts credits.

Students may not apply credits earned at other institutions or granted on the basis of AP/IB/CLEP score or any other standardized examination program from which Ithaca College awards credit toward fulfillment of the Themes and Perspectives or ICC Capstone components of the ICC.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are defined institutionally as those students who have completed at least 9 semester hours (or equivalent) of college course work after high school graduation and before matriculation at Ithaca College. Transfer students may use AP/IB/CLEP course credits and transferred college credit toward the Themes and Perspectives at the discretion of the ICC Director. Any questions should be directed to ICC@ithaca.edu.