AP, IB, & Other Credit


Not only do advanced courses—like AP or IB classes—better prepare you for the academic transition from high school to college and demonstrate your preparation for admission, they can also earn you course credit at Gustavus.

Students who score a 4 or 5 on the College Board's Advanced Placement exams or a 4 or higher on the Higher Level International Baccalaureate exams, will receive credit towards graduation from Gustavus. Some courses transfer as equivalent courses to those offered at Gustavus. Some even fulfill graduation "area requirements" (read more about these acronyms in our catalog).

Generally, other college credit can be given to students who have taken courses through PSEO, College in the Schools, or online coursework-- as long as the higher education institution is accredited, the student can receive a college transcript, and the student receives a C- grade or better. Most first year students can transfer the equivalent of eight Gustavus course credits (32 semester or 48 quarter credits). Students who have earned an associate degree while in high school can transfer the equivalent of sixteen Gustavus course credits (64 semester or 96 quarter credits). 

Curious to know if your college courses will transfer to Gustavus? Complete and submit an Unofficial Course Review Form to our office. To learn more about transferring credits to Gustavus, contact your admission counselor.

Advanced Placement
Course Equivalent Area
History of Art ART-101 ARTS
Drawing ART-110 ARTS
2-D Design ART-00  ARTS
3-D Design ART-00 ARTS
Studio Art ART-00 ARTS
General Biology BIO-101 NASP
General Chemistry CHE-107 NASP
Principles of Macroeconomics E/M-109 SOSCI
Principles of Microeconomics E/M-108  SOSCI
English Language & Composition One ENG Elective WRITI
English Literature & Composition One ENG Elective LARS, WRITI
Environmental Science One ENV Elective  
French Language FRE-202  
French Literature FRE-202  
Human Geography GEG-101  SOSCI
German Language GER-202  
European History One HIS Elective HIPHI
United States History One HIS Elective HIPHI
World History One HIS Elective HIPHI
Italian Language One Level 2 Language  
Japanese Language JPN-202  
Latin: Literature LAT-201 LARS
Latin: Virgil's Aeneid LAT-202 LARS
Calculus AB MCS-121 MATHL
Calculus BC MCS-122 MATHL
Statistics MCS-142 MATHL
Computer Science A MCS-177  
Computer Science AB MCS-178  
Music Literature MUS-101 ARTS
Music Theory MUS-111 & MUS-103  
Physics I PHY-120/121  
Physics M - Mechanics PHY-122/121  
Physics C - Electronics & Magnetism PHY-171/172  
Physics II  PHY-170/171  
American Government & Politics POL-110 SOSCI
Comparative Government & Politics POL-150 SOSCI
General Psychology PSY-100 SOSCI
Spanish Language SPA-200  
Spanish Literature SPA-200  
International Baccalaureate
Course Equivalent Area
Survey of Art ART-00 ARTS
Art/Design ART-00 ARTS
Visual Art ART-00 ARTS
General Biology BIO-101 NASP
General Chemistry CHE-107 NASP
Classical Languages CLA-00  
Macroeconomics E/M-109 SOSCI
Microeconomics E/M-108 SOSCI
Business & Management E/M-00  

English A: Lang & Lit

English A: Literature

English B: Language







French Language FRE-202  
Intro Geography GEG-101 SOSCI
German Language GER-202  
History of the Americas HIS-00 HIPHI
History of Europe HIS-00 HIPHI
History of Africa HIS-00 HIPHI, GLOBL
History of Asia/Oceana HIS-00 HIPHI, GLOBL
History Survey HIS-00 HIPHI
Japanese Language JPN-202 GLOBL
Calculus I MCS-121 MATHL
Intro Computer MCS-177  
Survey of Music MUS-101 ARTS
Intro Philosophy PHI-108 HIPHI
Intro Physics PHY-00  
Intro Psychology PSY-100 SOSCI
Russian Language RUS-202  
Anthropology S/A-111 SOSCI, GLOBL
Spanish Language SPA-200  
Swedish Language SWE-202  
Theatre Arts T/D-00  ARTS

* Read more about these courses and acronyms in our catalog.