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Advanced Placement

Students may qualify for credit by exam in a selected number of courses.
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During freshman orientation, students are given the opportunity to qualify for credit by exam in a selected number of courses. Other exams may be given by making arrangements with the appropriate department head. Students may also qualify for advanced placement through the Advanced Placement Examinations of the College Board. The required score and corresponding course at Rose-Hulman are listed below.

AP Score
of 4 or 5

RHIT Credit Hours RHIT Equivalent
ART HISTORY 4 SV (HSS SV Elective)
BIOLOGY 4 Score 4=BIO101; Score 5=BIO110
CALCULUS AB 5 MA111
CALCULUS BC 10 MA111 & MA 112
CHEMISTRY ** Score 4=8 cr hrs for CHEM 111, 113;  Score 5=12 cr hrs for CHEM 111, 113, 115
CHINESE LANG & CULTURE ** Score 4=8 cr hrs of foreign lang;  Score 5=12 cr hrs of foreign lang
COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES 4 Score of 4 or 5=4 cr hrs 200-level CSSE elective
COMPUTER SCIENCE A 8 Eligible for CSSE 220. Upon successful completion of CSSE 220, student is awarded 4 credits for CSSE 120 and 4 credits for CSSE 220.
ECON - MAC 4 SV152 
ECON - MIC 4 SV150 
ENG LANG/COMP 4 RH131
ENG LIT/COMP 4 IA (HSS IA Elective)
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 0 No credit
EUROPEAN HISTORY 4 GS (HSS GS Elective)
FRENCH LANG & CULTURE ** Score 4=8 cr hrs of foreign lang;  Score 5=12 cr hrs of foreign lang
GERMAN LANG & CULTURE ** Score 4=GE 111 & GE 112 (8cr hrs); Score 5=GE 111, GE 112, & GE 113 (12cr hrs)
GOV & POL COMP 4 GS161
GOV & POL US 4 SV166
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY 4 GS291
ITALIAN LANG & CULTURE ** Score 4=8 cr hrs of foreign lang;  Score 5=12 cr hrs of foreign lang
JAPANESE LANG & CULTURE ** 4=8 hours of foreign language;  Score 5=12 hours of foreign language
LATIN - VERGIL 4 4 additional hours of foreign language
MUSIC THEORY 4 IA246
PHYSICS B, or 1 and 2 0 No credit
PHYSICS C - E&M 4 PH112
PHYSICS C - MECH 4 PH111
PSYCHOLOGY 4 SV171
SPANISH LANG & CULTURE ** Score 4=SP 111 & SP 112 (8cr hrs); Score 5=SP 111, SP 112, & SP 113 (12 cr hrs)
SPANISH LIT 4 4 additional hours of foreign language
STATISTICS 4 MA223
STUDIO ART: DRAWING 4 IA142
STUDIO ART:2D DESIGN 4 No credit
STUDIO ART:3D DESIGN 4 No credit
US HISTORY 4 SV (HSS SV Elective)
WORLD HISTORY 4 GS223

TRANSFER STUDENTS
A student transferring from another college or university is required to be in good academic standing. Credit may be given at Rose-Hulman for work done elsewhere which is considered to be equivalent of the corresponding course at Rose-Hulman if a grade of C or better was earned.

Credits earned elsewhere will be evaluated by the head of the department in which the courses would be taught at Rose-Hulman. Final acceptance of the credit is at the discretion of the head of the department in which the student is seeking a degree.

Students enrolled at Rose-Hulman who plan to take courses at another institution with the intention of transferring the credit to Rose-Hulman should obtain approval in advance from the head of the department concerned.