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. [2.2.2.a 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. [2.2.4 AP/IB Credit]