Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)

Stonehill College participates in the Advanced Placement Program (AP) administered by the College Entrance Board (CEEB). Each academic department establishes its own criteria for awarding placement and credit for Advanced Placement. A maximum of three (3) credits are awarded for test scores of 4 or 5; the Stonehill equivalent course(s) and number of credits for each Advanced Placement course is published in the Hill Book.

Stonehill College also recognizes the level of academic achievement represented by the successful completion of coursework in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Stonehill will award up to six (6) credits of transfer credit for each Higher Level (HL) exam with a score of 5, 6, or 7. Credit will not be given for Standard Level (SL) examinations.

Students who have taken both AP and IB examinations in the same subject area may not receive credit for both.

Students who are granted Stonehill College credit for AP or IB examinations are not allowed to enroll in introductory courses in the same area(s) in which credit has been granted.

A maximum of 18 credits may be transferred in combination of AP and IB examinations.

Students who have completed AP or IB examinations must request that an official score report be sent to the Stonehill Registrar's Office, 320 Washington St. Easton, MA 02357.

AP Report requests should be made to: AP Exams, P.O. Box 6671, Princeton, NJ 08541-6671.

Advanced Placement and credit awards are as follows:

AP Course

Score

Stonehill Equivalent

Credits

Art History 4 or 5 Art History Elective 3
Biology 4 or 5 Biology Elective 3
Calculus AB 4 or 5 Calculus I (MTH 125) or Math Elective 3
Calculus BC 4 Calculus I (MTH 125) or Math Elective 3
Calculus BC 5 Calculus II (MTH 126) and waiver of Calculus I (MTH 125) 3
Chemistry 4 or 5 General Chemistry I (CHM 113)
Fulfills the Natural Scientific Inquiry Requirement 
3
Chinese Language & Culture 4 or 5 Advanced Chinese II (CHN 332) and waiver of
Advanced Chinese I (CHN 331)
Fulfills the Foreign Language requirement
3
Computer Science A 4 or 5 Computer Science I (CSC 103) 3
English Language/Comp. 4 or 5 General Elective 3
English Literature/Comp. 4 or 5 General Elective 3
Environmental Science 4 or 5 Environmental Science Elective 3
European History 5 European History Elective 3
French Language  4 or 5 Advanced French II (FRN 332) and waiver of
Advanced French I (FRN 331)
Fulfills the Foreign Language requirement
3
German Language 4 or 5 Germany Today (GRM 333) and waiver of
Germany Since 1945 (GRM 331)
Fulfills the Foreign Language requirement
3
Government and Politics U.S. 4 or 5 American Government & Politics (POL 123)
Fulfills the Social Scientific Inquiry requirement
3
Government and Politics Comp. 4 or 5 International Politics (POL 143) 3
Human Geography 4 or 5 General Elective 3
Italian Language & Culture 4 or 5 Italian Conversation & Composition (ITA 252) and waiver of Italy: Language & Identity (ITA 251)
Fulfills the Foreign Language requirement
3
Latin 4 or 5 Elementary Latin II (LAT 132) and waiver of
Elementary Latin I (LAT 131)
Fulfills the Foreign Language requirement
3
Economics - Micro 4 or 5 Microeconomics Principles (ECO 176)
Fulfills the Social Scientific Inquiry requirement
3
Economics - Macro 4 or 5 Macroeconomics Principles (ECO 178)
Fulfills the Social Scientific Inquiry requirement
3
Music Theory 4 or 5 Music Theory (VPM 240) 3
Physics B 4 or 5 One Physics Elective 3
Physics C 4 or 5 One Physics Elective 3
Psychology 4 or 5 General Psychology (PSY 101)
Fulfills the Social Scientific Inquiry requirement
3
Spanish Language  4 or 5 Advanced Spanish II (SPA 332) and waiver of
Advanced Spanish I (SPA 331)
Fulfills the Foreign Language requirement
3
Spanish Literature 4 or 5 Advanced Spanish II (SPA 332) and waiver of
Advanced Spanish I (SPA 331)
Fulfills the Foreign Language requirement
3
Statistics 4 or 5 Basic Quantitative Techniques (MTH 145)
Fulfills the Statistical Reasoning requirement
3
Studio Arts
(Drawing, 2D & 3D Design)
4 or 5 Studio Arts Elective 3
U.S. History 5 U.S. History Elective 3
World History 5 World History Elective 3


International Baccalaureate placement and credit awards are as follows:

IB Course

Score

Stonehill Equivalent

Credits

Biology - High Level (HL) 5, 6 or 7 General Elective 6
Business & Management -
High Level (HL)
5, 6 or 7 General Elective 6
Chemistry - High Level (HL) 5, 6 or 7 General Elective 6
Economics - High Level (HL) 5, 6 or 7 General Elective 6
English A1 - High Level (HL) 5, 6 or 7 General Elective 6
English B - High Level (HL) 5, 6 or 7 General Elective 6
French B - High Level (HL) 5, 6 or 7 Advanced French I (FRN 331) and
Advanced French II (FRN 332)
Fulfills the Foreign Language requirement
6
Geography - High Level (HL) 5, 6 or 7 General Elective 6
German B - High Level (HL) 5, 6 or 7 Germany Since 1945 (GRM 331) and 
Germany Today (GRM 333) 
Fulfills the Foreign Language requirement
6
History (Europe) -
High Level (HL)
5, 6 or 7 General Elective 6
Mathematics - High Level (HL) 5, 6 or 7 Calculus I (MTH 125) and Calculus II (MTH 126)
or Electives
6
Physics - High Level (HL) 5, 6 or 7 General Elective 6
Social & Cultural Anthropology -
High Level (HL)
5, 6 or 7 General Elective 6
Visual Arts - High Level (HL) 5, 6 or 7 General Elective 6