AP & IB Credit

When applying to Davidson, you may be able to earn credit and placement consideration for International Baccalaureate exams and college-level work done in secondary school.

Advanced Placement

If you have completed college-level work in secondary school and wish to apply for placement or credit at Davidson, you should take the appropriate AP exams.

Academic credit will normally* be granted for a score of 4 or 5 on an AP exam, for a maximum of four course credits.

In the event you have taken more than one exam in the same subject (English, French, German, Spanish, and Latin), a maximum of one course credit will be granted. Davidson does not award sophomore class standing for AP credit.

Learn more about our Advanced Placement Program.

International Baccalaureate

Davidson recognizes the IB Program and A-level Examinations for admission purposes and placement. Placement decisions are made by the Registrar in consultation with the appropriate department chair.

Academic credit will normally* be granted for a score of 6 or 7 on a Higher Level IB exam (5 at the discretion of the department concerned), for a maximum of four course credits.

Read about earning credit for specific IB exams.