AP, IB, & Other Credit

Admission

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 or our Challenge Curriculum summary).

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 ARTSC
Drawing ART-110 ARTSC
2-D Design ART-00  ARTSC
3-D Design ART-00 ARTSC
Studio Art ART-00 ARTSC
General Biology BIO-101; no Challenge Gen Ed, OR see below  
General Biology Non-science majors can apply for NTSCI gen ed but will not count as BIO-101 NTSCI
General Chemistry CHE-107 NTSCI
Principles of Macroeconomics E/M-109  
Principles of Microeconomics E/M-108  HBSI
English Language & Composition One ENG Elective WRITL
English Literature & Composition One ENG Elective HUMN, WRIT (must still enroll in FTS)
Environmental Science One ENV Elective  
French Language FRE-202 Global Culture Score of 4 or higher fulfills NELC 2 course requirement NELC, GLAFC
French Literature FRE-202 Global Culture Score of 4 or higher fulfills NELC; GLAFC NELC, GLAFC
Human Geography GEG-101 HBSI, GLAFC
German Language GER-202 Score of 4 or higher fulfills NELC NELC
European History One HIS Elective HUMN
United States History One HIS Elective HUMN
World History One HIS Elective HUMN
Italian Language One Level 2 Language Score of 4 or higher fulfills NELC Fulfills the two-course Non-English Languages and Cultures requirement
Japanese Language JPN-202 Score of 4 or higher fulfills NELC Fulfills the two-course Non-English Languages and Cultures requirement
Latin: Literature LAT-201 Score of 4 or higher fulfills NELC  Fulfills the two-course Non-English Languages and Cultures requirement
Latin: Virgil's Aeneid LAT-202 Score of 4 or higher fulfills NELC  Fulfills the two-course Non-English Languages and Cultures requirement
Calculus AB MCS-121 QUANT
Calculus BC MCS-122 QUANT
Statistics MCS-142 QUANT
Computer Science A MCS-177 QUANT
Computer Science AB MCS-178  
Music Literature MUS-101 ARTSC
Music Theory MUS-111 & MUS-103 ARTSC
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 HBSI
Comparative Government & Politics POL-150 HBSI
General Psychology PSY-100 HBSI
Spanish Language SPA-00 Score of 4 or higher fulfills NELC   
Spanish Literature SPA-00 Score of 4 or higher fulfills NELC  
International Baccalaureate
Course Equivalent Area
Survey of Art ART-00 ARTSC
Art/Design ART-00 ARTSC
Visual Art ART-00 ARTSC
General Biology No Challenge Gen Ed, OR see below  
General Biology Non-science majors can apply for NTSCI gen ed but will not count as BIO-101 NTSCI
General Chemistry CHE-107 NTSCI
Classical Languages CLA-00 Fulfills the two-course Non-English Languages and Cultures requirement
Macroeconomics E/M-109  
Microeconomics E/M-108 HBSI
Business & Management E/M-00  

English A: Lang & Lit

English A: Literature

English B: Language

ENG-100

ENG-100

ENG-100

WRIT (must still enroll in FTS)

French Language FRE-202 Fulfills the two-course Non-English Languages and Cultures requirement; GLAFC
Intro Geography GEG-101 GLAFC; HBSI
German Language GER-202 Fulfills the two-course Non-English Languages and Cultures requirement
History of the Americas HIS-00 HUMN
History of Europe HIS-00 HUMN
History of Africa HIS-00 HUMN, GLAFC
History of Asia/Oceana HIS-00 HUMN, GLAFC
History Survey HIS-00 HUMN
Japanese Language JPN-202 Fulfills the two-course Non-English Languages and Cultures requirement
Calculus I MCS-121 QUANT
Intro Computer MCS-177 QUANT
Survey of Music MUS-101 ARTSC
Intro Philosophy PHI-108 HUMN
Intro Physics PHY-00  
Intro Psychology PSY-100 HBSI
Russian Language RUS-202 Fulfills the two-course Non-English Languages and Cultures requirement
Anthropology S/A-111 GLAFC; HBSI
Spanish Language SPA-00 Fulfills the two-course Non-English Languages and Cultures requirement
Swedish Language SWE-202 Fulfills the two-course Non-English Languages and Cultures requirement
Theatre Arts T/D-00  ARTSC

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