Transfer, AP, GCE, and IB Credit
No more than 15 units (60 semester hours) of transfer credit (including a maximum of eight (8) AP, IB, or GCE A-level units: see below for additional information) will be applied toward the Beloit degree. Work done elsewhere will be recorded in equivalent credit units (one Beloit unit equals 4 semester or 6 quarter hours).
Transfer credit will apply only toward the total number of units required for graduation. Normally at least half of the courses used toward fulfillment of major requirements must be completed at Beloit College. Determination of the number of transfer credits used toward major or minor requirements is made by the chair of the appropriate department, in consultation with the registrar. Students who expect to use transfer credits to fulfill major requirements should consult with the major department. This consultation should occur at the earliest possible time.
With advance permission of the advisor and the registrar, enrolled students in good standing are permitted to take designated courses at other accredited colleges and universities, and to transfer credit earned in such courses to Beloit College without payment of extra fees to Beloit. Beloit degree requirements and any field of concentration restrictions concerning transfer credit must be observed. The Transfer Credit Authorization Form is available in the Registrar’s Office or see link on this page to the on-line form.
Grades from transfer courses will neither be recorded on the transcript nor included in the Beloit grade point average.
No more than 3 units of distance learning course work (e.g. extension, correspondence, or online) will be allowed toward the degree.
No more than two units of credit may be transferred during the senior year, except with the approval of the Academic Performance Committee.
Official transcripts of such work should be presented as soon as possible after completion of the work.
5 Domain and 5 Skills requirements (beginning Fall 2011): No transfer course work taken after matriculation at Beloit College may apply to any of these requirements. Students may apply only transfer credits earned prior to matriculation at Beloit College toward these requirements, with the following restrictions:
- Only one out of the three required writing courses may be a transferred course.
- The intercultural literacy requirement must be fulfilled at Beloit College.
- AP/IB/GCE A-level credits may not be used to fulfill any of these requirements.
Advanced Placement and Credit
Up to 8 units of credit from tests administered outside the College, such as the AP, IB, or GCE A-Level examinations, may be applied toward graduation. Students with applicable credit should have an official transcript or score report sent to the Registrar’s Office.
Beloit College offers advanced placement or credit by examination with preference for the CEEB’s Advanced Placement (AP) program. AP subject examination scores of four and five guarantee 1 unit of credit and placement. A student may request an official score report of AP results at http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/subjects.html
The following AP course credits will not substitute for an introductory or major/minor course, but will count toward the 31 units required for graduation:
|Art History||History--European, US, or World|
|Economics – macro or micro||Human Geography|
|English Literature||Music Theory|
Other AP course credit policies:
|Art - Studio||Does not count toward the major or minor; see instructor for appropriate placement|
|Biology||May replace human biology or zoology - see Dept. Chair|
|Calculus AB||Credit for MATH 110; Placement into MATH 115 or any course with MATH 110 as a prerequisite|
|Calculus BC||Credit (2 units, if AP score=5) for MATH 110 and MATH 115; Placement into any course with MATH 115 as prerequisite|
|Chemistry||Credit (1 unit) for CHEM 117; May enroll in CHEM 220 or CHEM 230 – See Dept. Chair|
|Computer Science A||Discuss appropriate placement – see Dept. Chair|
|Environmental Science||Credit for intro science requirement for ENVS Major|
|Languages, Literatures, and Cultures: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish||Follow language placement recommendations from modern languages department|
Physics C: Mechanics
Physics C: Elec & Mag.
|Credit for PHYS 101
Credit for PHYS 101
Credit for PHYS 102
|Psychology||Credit for PSYC 100|
|Statistics||Credit for MATH 106|
|U. S. Gov't & Politics or Comparative Gov't & Politics||Count for POLS 110 and 130, respectively; may enroll in 200-level POLS courses with minimum AP exam score of 4|
Students who have taken the General Certificate of Education advanced-level examination (GCE A-level) will receive 1 unit (four semester hours) of credit for each passing grade (A, B, or C). To determine placement, students should consult with the appropriate department.
Advanced standing also will be given to students who complete the International Baccalaureate (IB). One unit of credit will be given for each score of 4-7 for those who take the higher level IB examinations, and for each score of 6 or 7 on a standard level examination. To determine placement, students should consult with the appropriate department.
The College reserves the right to review each test to determine its acceptability. The appropriate academic department will review it in consultation with the registrar.