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College Credits

Earning college credits in high school will greatly expand your options in college for things such as double majors, internships, and additional minors.

The most common ways for you to get college credits before starting classes at Rose-Hulman are through

  • The College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program
  • The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
  • Rose-Hulman Credit by Examination
  • Transfer of College Credit

International Baccalaureate Program
In general, students who receive a score of "5" or better on an IB examination will receive credit for the corresponding course at Rose-Hulman.

Rose-Hulman Credit by Examination
If you have a particular strength in a subject area but didn’t take AP or IB courses, you can still arrange for a placement exam at Rose-Hulman. Talk to the appropriate department chairperson to set up an appointment.

Transfer of College Credit
A final grade of "C" or higher in a comparable class must have been earned for credits to transfer. The appropriate department chairperson at Rose-Hulman makes the final decision about allowing credit transfers.

The following are the AP examinations, scores and equivalent credit awarded by Rose-Hulman.

Art History

4 or 5

4 hours of SV credit

Biology
Biology

4
5

BIO 101 (4 hours)
BIO 110 (4 hours)

Calculus AB
Calculus BC

4 or 5
4 or 5

MA 111 (5 hours)
MA 111 and 112 (10 hours)

Chemistry
Chemistry

4
5

Chem 111, 113
Chem 111, 113, 115 (12 hours)

Chinese Lang. & Culture
Chinese Lang. & Culture

4
5

8 hours of Foreign Language Credit
12 hours of Foreign Language Credit

Comparative Government

4 or 5

GS 161 (4 hours)

Computer Science A

4 or 5 

Eligible for CSSE 220. Upon successful completion of CSSE 220, student is awarded 4 credits for CSSE 120. 

English Literature
English Language& Composition

4 or 5
4 or 5

4 hours of IA credit
RH 131 (4 hours)

 

 

 

European History

4 or 5

4 hours of GS credit

French Language & Culture

4
5

8 hours of Foreign Language credit
12 hours of Foreign Language credit

German Language

4
5

GE 111, GE 112 (8 hours)
GE 111, 112, 113 (12 hours)

Government and Politics(US)
Human Geography

4 or 5

4 or 5

SV 166 (4 hours)

GS 291 (4 hours)

Italian Language and Culture

4
5

8 hours Foreign Language credit
12 hours Foreign Language credit

Japanese Language and Culture

4
5

JP 111, JP 112 (8 hours)
JP 111, JP 112, JP 113 (12 hours)

Latin - Vergil

4 or 5

4 hours of Foreign Language credit

Macroeconomics
Microeconomics

4 or 5
4 or 5

SV 152 (4 hours)
SV 150 (4 hours)

 

Music Theory

4 or 5

IA 246 (4 hours)

Physics I & II

Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism

Physics C: Mechanics

 

4 or 5


4 or 5

No Credit

PH 112 (4 hours)


PH 111 (4 hours)

Psychology

4 or 5

SV 171 (4 hours)

Spanish Language
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature

4
5
4 or 5

SP 111 and 112 (8 hours)
SP 111, 112, 113 (12 hours)
4 hours Foreign Language credit

Statistics

4 or 5

MA 223 (4 hours)

Studio Art: Drawing 
2D, 3D

4 or 5

IA 142 (4 hours)
No credit

United States History

4 or 5

4 hours of SV credit

World History

4 or 5

GS 223 (4 hours)

Visit the Registrar's Office for more information about Transferring Credits

Lisa Norton

Lisa Norton

Lisa Norton has served as Dean of Admissions since 2013. She supervises a staff of professionals that process more than 5,000 applications for each freshman class; coordinate hundreds of college fairs, high school, and campus visits; and contact prospective students through publications, calls, e-mails, and social media.

Norton earned the President’s Outstanding Service award in 2013. She has been an officer for the Indiana Association of College Admissions Counseling, including serving as president.