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AP and IB Credits

Advanced Placement Tests

To receive credit for Advanced Placement Tests, students must have the AP test results sent to the Office of Admissions at Shepherd by the testing service. As new AP tests are developed, additional credit may be awarded.

American History-grades of 3, 4, or 5; HIST 201 and HIST 202
Art History-grades of 3, 4, or 5; ART 103
Art History-grades 4 or 5; ART 203 (for art majors)
Biology-grades of 3, 4, or 5; BIOL 101 and BIOL 102
Calculus AB-grades of 3, 4, or 5; MATH 207
Calculus BC-grades of 3, 4, or 5; MATH 207 and 208
Chemistry-grades of 3, 4, or 5; CHEM 207, CHEM 207L, CHEM 209, CHEM 209L
Classics-no credit given
Comparative Politics and Government–grades of 3, 4, or 5; PSCI 304
Computer Science AB-grades of 3, 4, or 5; CIS 104
Economics (macro and micro)-grades of 3, 4, or 5; ECON 205 and 206
English (language and composition)-grades of 3, 4, or 5; ENGL 101
English (literature and composition)-grades of 3, 4, or 5; ENGL 102
Environmental Science-ENVS 201
European History-grades of 3, 4, or 5; HIST 102 and HIST 103
French Language-grades of 3 or 4; FREN 101 grade of 5; FREN 101 and 102
German Language-grades of 3 or 4; GERM 101 grade of 5; GERM 101 and 102
Government and Politics (American)-grades of 3, 4 or 5; PSCI 101
Human Geography-grades 3, 4, or 5; GEOG 105
Music (Theory)-grades of 3, 4, or 5 ; MUSC 111
Music (Theory)-grades of 4 or 5; MUSC 103 (for music majors)
Physics B-grades of 3, 4, or 5; PHYS 201, 201L, 202, and 202L
Physics C-Mech-grades of 3, 4, or 5; PHYS 201, 201L
Physics C-E&M-grades of 3, 4, or 5; PHYS 202, 202L
Psychology-grades of 3, 4, or 5; PSYC 101
Spanish Language-grades of 3 or 4; SPAN 101 grade of 5; SPAN 101 and 102
Statistics-grades 4 or 5; MATH 314
World History-grades 3, 4, or 5; HIST 101 and HIST 102

International Baccalaureate

Shepherd University recognizes the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum as a strong pre-university academic program and encourages applicants to complete the requirements for the IB diploma. Advanced standing will be awarded for higher level exams with scores of 5, 6, or 7 to students who present either the IB diploma or individual IB exam scores. Credit is not awarded for standard level exams.

To receive credit for International Baccalaureate higher level examinations, students must have the IB examination results sent to the Office of Admissions at Shepherd University.

Art/Design ART 104 (Introduction to Visual Arts – majors and elective): 6 hours.
Biology BIOL 101 and 102 (General Biological Science and Labs): 8 hours.
Chemistry CHEM 207, 207L, 209, 209L (General Chemistry and 10 Labs I and II): 8 hours.
Computer Science CIS 211 and 314 (Computer Language Concepts and Advanced Computer Language Concepts): 8 hours.
Economics ECON 205 and 206 (Principles of Macroeconomics and Principles of Microeconomics): 6 hours.
English A ENGL 101 (Written English): 3 hours.
French B FREN 101 and 102 (Elementary French I and II): 6 hours.
Geography GEOG 101 (Principles of World Geography and elective): 6 hours.
German B GERM 101 and 102 (Elementary German I and II): 6 hours.
History/America HIST 201 and 202 (History of the United States I and II): 6 hours.
History/Africa HIST 320 (Sub-Saharan Africa and elective): 6 hours.
History/Europe HIST 102 and 103 (History of Civilization II and III): 6 hours.
Mathematics MATH 108 and 205 (Pre-calculus and Calculus with Applications): 7 hours.
Philosophy PHIL 101 and 305 (Introduction to Philosophy and History of Philosophy): 6 hours.
Physics PHYS 201, 201L, 202, and 202L (College Physics I and II and Labs): 8 hours.
Psychology PSYC 203 (Introduction to Psychology and elective): 6 hours.
Social Anthropology ANTH 315 (Cultural Anthropology and elective): 6 hours.
Spanish B SPAN 101 and 102 (Elementary Spanish I and II): 6 hours.