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AP Credit

The AP credits we accept are described in the table below. A more complete statement on AP and transfer credit is given on the Admissions Advanced College Credit webpage. Many entering students have advanced placement or transfer credit, especially in mathematics. Therefore, specially recommended course sequences and special sections are provided for advanced placement students in calculus and differential equations courses.Though this webpage covers most of the common advanced placement situations, special situations may arise. If you have any questions about mathematics advanced placement or transfer credit please contact the Department Head.

AP Program 


Score of  4 or 5 on the AB test  for AP Calculus 
or an AB subscore of 4 or 5 on the BC test.

MA111-Calculus I (5 credits)

Score of  4 or 5 on the BC test  for AP Calculus

MA111-Calculus I  (5 credits) 
MA112-Calculus II (5 credits)

Score of  4 or 5 on the AP Statistics

MA223 Engineering Statistics I (4 credits)

Score of 5 or better in the International Baccalaureate Exam
Mathematics Higher Level Exam
For other IB mathematics exams consult department head

MA111-Calculus I (5 credits)

Fast Track Calculus program 

MA111-Calculus I   (5 credits) 
MA112-Calculus II  (5 credits) 
MA113-Calculus III (5 credits)

Accelerated Math and Physics program

prior appointment only, see Calculus Placement Exam page.

MA113-Calculus III (5 credits)
students who complete the RHAMP program will have already obtained credit for MA111-Calculus I   (5 credits) and MA112-Calculus II  (5 credits) trhough other means

RHIT Placement Exam Part I  
RHIT Placement Exam Part II  
RHIT Placement Exam Part III 

prior appointment only, see Calculus Placement Exam page.

MA111-Calculus I   (5 credits) 
MA112-Calculus II  (5 credits) 
MA113-Calculus III (5 credits)

Transfer credits from accredited colleges.

Credit as determined and approved by the Mathematics Department.

  • A grade C or better is required,
  • the topics covered must be a good match to the Rose course, and
  • the number of (quarter equivalent ) credit hours must equal or exceed those of the corresponding Rose-Hulman course.

Rose-Hulman credit by exam 

As arranged and approved by the Mathematics department. Please read the appointment restrictions below.


  • Credit through the standard AP tests, the International Baccalaureate exams and the Fast Track Program is automatic, once the appropriate scores or successful completion of Fast Track has been confirmed.
  • If you write AP exams in your junior year of high school but no AP exams during your senior year, you may need to double check that Rose-Hulman has received those scores.
  • AP Credit and Transfer Credit do not carry a grade and are not averaged into the GPA.
  • Any special circumstances or questions should be brought to the Mathematics Department for recommendation or approval. 
  • Students are not required to take the Advanced Placement credit and may enroll in the equivalent Rose-Hulman course if they wish. The Mathematics Department should be consulted for advice. In these circumstances the AP credit or transfer credit will not be given.




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Insurance Actuary

Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty, using mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to assess the probability that an event will occur. They help clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk. Actuaries’ largely work in the insurance industry. Their median annual wage was $97,070 in 2015. – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Mathematicians conduct research to develop and understand mathematical principles. They also analyze data to help solve real-world problems. Employment for mathematicians is expected to grow 21 percent from 2014 to 2024. Businesses will need mathematicians to analyze an increasing volume of electronic data. Their median annual wage was $111,110 in 2015. – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

A student using a calculator to solve a statistics problem.


Statisticians use statistical methods to collect and analyze data and to help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, healthcare, or other fields. About a third of statisticians work for the federal government or for scientific research and development companies. Although statisticians work mostly in offices, they may travel to collect data or to oversee a survey’s design or implementation. The median annual wage for statisticians was $80,110 in 2015. – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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David Rader

Dr. Rader joined Rose-Hulman in 1997 and earned the rank of full professor in 2011. He often teaches upper-level courses in probability, statistics, and operations research, and has authored or co-authored several journal articles, conference presentations and the textbook, Deterministic Operations Research: Models and Methods in Linear Optimization (2010). He has also contributed to the success of the Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal, where he has served as editor and assistant editor.