AP Credit

AP / IB Credit Recognition for Students Entering September 2014 - August 2015

Important Note: Students entering may satisfy up to seven of the 10 distribution requirements through Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credits.

Exam
Score
Course Credit Authorized
Area the Credit Will Count
Art History 5 1 unit (Art History 2xx) 1 unit, Literature and Fine Arts
Studio Art 5 1 unit (Art 1xx) 1 unit, Elective
Biology 5 1 unit (Biology 1xx) 1 unit, Natural Sciences
Chemistry 3, 4 1.34 units (Chem 101 and lab course 121; placement in 171/181) 1 unit, Natural Sciences
5 4 units (Chem 101, 102, 103 and lab courses 121, 122, 123); placement in Chem 210-1 or 212-1//232-1 2 units, Natural Sciences; 2 units Elective 

Chinese Language and Culture

4 1 unit (Chinese 2xx) 1 unit, Elective
5 2 units (Chinese 2xx) 2 units, Elective
Computer Science A & AB 4, 5 1 unit (EECS 110) 1 unit, Formal Studies
Economics-Macro 5 1 unit (Economics 201) 1 unit concentration for HDPS, LOC and SOC POL
Economics-Micro 5 1 unit (Economics 202) 1 unit concentration for HDPS, LOC and SOC POL
English (Language) 5 2 units (English 1LC) 1 unit composition requirement for SEC TEACH; elective for HDPS, LOC and Soc Pol
English (Literature) 5 2 units (English 1LT) 1 unit, Lit and Fine Arts; 1 unit elective
Environmental Science 5 1 unit (Env Sci 1xx) 1 unit, Natural Sciences

French Language and Culture

4 1 unit (French 2xx) 1 unit, Elective
5 2 units (French 2xx) 2 units, Elective
Geography (Human) 5 1 unit (Geography 1xx) 1 unit, Elective

German Language and Culture

4 1 unit (German 2xx) 1 unit, Elective
5 2 units (German 2xx) 1 unit, Elective
Government and Politics (American) 5 1 unit (Poli Sci 2xx) 1 unit, Soc Pol
History (European) 5 2 units (History 2EU) 2 units, History
History (U.S.) 5 2 units (History 2US) 2 units, History
History (World) 5 2 units (History 2WL) 2 units, History

Italian Language and Culture

4 1 unit (Italian 2xx) 1 unit, Elective
5 2 units (Italian 2xx) 2 units, Elective

Japanese Language and Culture

4 1 unit (Japanese 2xx) 1 unit, Elective
5 2 units (Japanese 2xx) 2 units, Elective

Latin

4 1 unit (Latin 1xx) 1 unit, Elective
5 2 units (Latin 2xx) 2 units, Elective

Mathematics (Calculus) AB (or AB subscore of Mathematics BC)

4, 5

1 unit (Math 220)

1 unit, Formal Studies

Mathematics BC

below 4 see Mathematics AB see AB
4, 5 2 units (Math 220, Math 224) 2 units, Formal Studies
Music Theory 5 1 unit (Gen Music 252) 1 unit, Formal Studies
Physics B 5 2.68 units (Physics 130-1,2 and lab courses 136-1,2) 2 units, Natural Sciences
Physics C-1 5 1.34 units (Physics 135-1 and lab course 136-1) 1 unit, Natural Sciences
Physics C-2 5 1.34 units (Physics 135-2 and lab course 136-2) 1 unit, Natural Sciences
Psychology 4, 5 1 unit (Psychology 110) 1 unit, HDPS or LOC

Spanish Language and Culture

4 1 unit (Spanish 2LN) 1 unit, Elective
5 2 units (Spanish 2LN) 2 units, Elective

Spanish Literature and Culture

4 1 unit (Spanish 2LT) 1 unit, Lit and Fine Arts
5 2 units (Spanish 2LT) 1 unit, Lit and Fine Arts; 1 unit elective
Statistics 4, 5 1 unit (Statistics 202) 1 unit, Formal Studies

Northwestern does not offer credit for AP results in comparative government or music.

Recognition for International Baccalaureate Testing


International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examination
Score
Northwestern Credit
Distribution Credit Authorized
Biology 6, 7 1 unit (Biology 1xx) 1 unit, Natural Sciences
Chemistry 5, 6 1.34 units (Chem 101 and lab course 121); placement in 171/181) 1 unit, Natural Sciences 
7 4 units (Chem 101, 102, 103 and lab courses 121, 122, 123);
placement in Chem 210-1 or 212-1/232-1
2 units, Natural Sciences; 2 units elective
Computer Science 5, 6, 7 1 unit (EECS 110) 1 unit, Formal Studies
Economics 6, 7 2 units (Econ 201, 202) 2 units for concentration HDPS, LOC, Soc Pol
English 6, 7 1 unit (English 1xx) 1 unit Lit and Fine Arts for HDPS, LOC and SOC POL; 1 unit communication for Sec Teach
History (American) 6, 7 2 units (History 2AM) 2 units, History
History (European) 6, 7 2 units (History 2EU) 2 units, History
Mathematics 5, 6 1 unit (Math 220) 1 unit, Formal Studies
7 2 units (Math 220, Math 224) 2 units, Formal Studies
Physics 6, 7 2.68 units (Physics 130-1,2 and lab courses 136-1,2) 2 units, Natural Sciences
Psychology 6, 7 1 unit (Psychology 110) 1 unit, HDPS or LOC