AP and IB Credit
Course equivalencies for Advanced Placement Credit
Rhodes will normally grant advanced placement and course credit to entering students who score either 4 or 5 on a College Board Advanced Placement examination. Students who score 3 on an Advanced Placement examination may enroll in advanced course work if the relevant department recommends it. A maximum of thirty-two (32) credits may be earned through Advanced Placement examinations. A maximum combined total of thirty-two (32) credits may be earned through Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate examinations.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate credit may not be used to satisfy Rhodes’ Foundation requirements except for scores in English and certain scores of 5 on AP exams and 6 or 7 on IB higher-level exams. All students must take the Rhodes placement test in the appropriate language to determine proficiency and placement, including students who took an AP language exam in that language.
The International Baccalaureate Degree Program
Rhodes recognizes the International Baccalaureate academic program and welcomes for review the submission of IB examination scores. Course credit is normally granted for each Higher Level examination area passed with a score of 5, 6 or 7. A score of 4 may qualify a student for advanced course work, subject to review by the appropriate academic department. A maximum combined total of thirty-two (32) credits may be earned through Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate examinations.
A student who has successfully completed advanced secondary school education, including the British Advanced Level Examinations, the French Baccalaureate, the German Abitur, or the equivalent, may receive some advanced standing or transfer credit at Rhodes for that work. Such credit is not granted, however, until the student has been admitted and has enrolled at Rhodes, at which time his or her credentials will be reviewed by the Registrar and the academic departments in which the credit(s) will be applied.
Rhodes College Catalogue 2013-2014, pages 16-17
Notice for Modern Languages Programs:
Modern Languages (Chinese, French, German, Spanish): Students who earned a 4 or 5 on a language AP exam in Chinese, French, German, or Spanish will receive 4 credits of that language′s 201 course by demonstrating proficiency in that language. Proficiency is demonstrated by achieving a placement score above the 201 level AND by demonstrating high intermediate oral and written proficiency through face-to-face testing with language faculty. No further language coursework is then required. A student who earned a 4 or 5 on a language AP exam but who does not achieve proficiency based on the placement test and faculty approval does not receive any credit for the AP exam and must take an appropriate four-credit language course numbered 201 or higher in order to earn that credit and proficiency.
Greek and Roman Studies (Latin): A student who earned a 4 or 5 on the AP Latin literature or AP Vergil examinations will receive 4 credits for each exam, which they may count toward a major or minor in Greek and Roman Studies, by successfully completing Latin 265 (or a more advanced course) with a grade of "B" or higher. A student must pass the Latin placement examination or successfully complete Latin 201 or a more advanced course in order to earn proficiency.