AP/IB Credit

AP/IB Credit

AP / IB Credit Recognition for Students Entering September 2019 - August 2020

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 2xx) 1 unit, Elective
Biology 5 1 unit (Biology 1xx) 1 unit, Natural Sciences
Chemistry 3, 4 1 unit  (Chem 1x0); placement in Chem 171/181 1 unit, Natural Sciences
5 3.68 units (Chem 1x0, 1x1, 1x2, and lab courses 11x, 12x); placement in Chem 210-1 or 212-1/232-1 2 units, Natural Sciences; 1.68 units Elective 

Chinese Language and Culture

4 1 unit (Chinese 1LN) 1 unit, Elective
5 2 units (Chinese 1LN) 2 units, Elective
Computer Science A  4, 5 1 unit (COMP_SCI 110) 1 unit, Formal Studies
Computer Science Principles 4, 5  1 unit (Comp Sci 1xx)
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 1LN) 1 unit, Elective
5 2 units (French 2LN) 2 units, Elective
Geography (Human) 5 1 unit (Geography 1xx) 1 unit, Elective

German Language and Culture

4 1 unit (German 1LN) 1 unit, Elective
5 2 units (German 1LN) 1 unit, Elective
Government and Politics (American) 5 1 unit (Poli Sci 2xx) 1 unit, Soc Pol
Government and Politics (Comparative) 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 2LN) 1 unit, Elective
5 2 units (Italian 2LN) 2 units, Elective

Japanese Language and Culture

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

Latin

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

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

4

1 unit (Math 220-1)

1 unit, Formal Studies

5 2 units (Math 220-1,2) 2 units, Formal Studies

Mathematics BC

below 4 see Mathematics AB see AB
4, 5 3 units (Math 220-1,2 & Math 226-0) 2 units, Formal Studies
Music Theory 5 1 unit (Gen Music 252) 1 unit, Formal Studies
Physics 1 5 1.34 units (Physics 130-1 and lab course 13x-1) 1 unit, Natural Sciences
Physics 2 5 1.34 units (Physics 130-2 and lab course 13x-2) 1 unit, Natural Sciences
Physics B 5 2.68 units (Physics 130-1,2 and lab courses 13x-1,2) 2 units, Natural Sciences
Physics C-Mechanics 5 1.34 units (Physics 135-1 and lab course 136-1) 1 unit, Natural Sciences
Physics C-Electricity & Magnetism  5 1.34 units (Physics 135-2 and lab course 136-2) 1 unit, Natural Sciences
Psychology 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

 

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 unit (Chem 1x0); placement in Chem 171/181 1 unit, Natural Sciences 
7 3.68 units (Chem 1x0, 1x1, 1x2, and lab courses 11x, 12x); placement in Chem 210-1 or 212-1/232-1 2 units, Natural Sciences; 2 units elective
Computer Science 5, 6, 7 1 unit (COMP_SCI 110) 1 unit, Formal Studies
Economics 6, 7 2 units (Econ 201, 202) 2 units for concentration HDPS, LOC, Soc Pol
English 6, 7 2 units (English 1xx) 1 unit Lit and Fine Arts for HDPS, LOC and SOC POL; 1 unit communication for Sec Teach
Foreign Language (all languages) 6 1 unit of 1xx in the relevant language 1/3 of global engagement requirement
7 2 units of 1xx in the relevant language 2/3 of global engagement requirement 
History (American) 6, 7 2 units (History 2AM) 2 units, History
History (European) 6, 7 2 units (History 2EU) 2 units, History
History (Asia and Oceania, or Africa & Middle East) 6, 7  2 units (History 2xx) 2 units, History 
Mathematics 6, 7 1 unit (Math 220-1) 1 unit, Formal Studies
Philosophy 7 1 unit (Phil 1xx) 1 unit, Ethics and Values
Physics 6, 7 2.68 units (Physics 130-1,2 and lab courses 13x-1,2) 2 units, Natural Sciences
Psychology 6, 7 1 unit (Psychology 110) 1 unit, HDPS or LOC

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