We know you’re working with exceptional students who have earned credits that might be applied to courses at Emory College of Arts and Sciences. We are happy to consider them and, often, to accept them. We do, however, have some parameters to ensure students get the most out of your Emory education. See our credit policies below.
Please note that all policies remain under ongoing review and are subject to change.
We typically will award four semester hours of college credit for each score of four or five on examinations of the Advanced Placement (AP) Program of the College Entrance Examination Board.
We award eight hours of credit for a score of four or five on the Calculus BC examination. Students receiving credit for the Calculus BC examination may not receive credit for the Calculus AB examination as well. Students who do not receive credit for Calculus BC but who score a four or five on the Calculus AB subgrade of the Calculus BC examination will receive four hours of credit for Calculus AB.
In the case of two AP results for individual language examinations (i.e., English Literature and English Language) and or Computer Science, credit may be awarded for either examination but not for both.
Emory College of Arts and Sciences does not grant credit for the Human Geography examination or the International English Language examination.
Entering first-year and transfer students must have AP results sent directly from the College Board to the Emory Office of Admission. Our reporting code is 5187. Score results must arrive no later than the end of the entering student's first semester in Emory College of Arts and Sciences.
No credit is granted in Emory College of Arts and Sciences for AP examination scores of one, two, or three.
We will award four semester hours of college credit for scores of five, six, or seven on the higher-level International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations in the subject areas offered in Emory College of Arts and Sciences (use the Emory catalog as a reference).
Entering first-year and transfer students must have IB results sent directly from the International Baccalaureate Organization to the Emory Office of Admission. Score results must arrive by no later than the end of the entering student's first semester in Emory College.
No credit is granted in Emory College of Arts and Sciences for IB examination scores below five on the higher-level examinations.
No credit is granted for the standard-level examinations regardless of the scores achieved.
We will award college credit to entering first-year or transfer students, if the courses taken meet all of the following criteria: The course work was taken at an accredited institution.
The course was taken on a college campus in a class with college students (not a course taught at the high school or a course taken at the college that is strictly for high school students).
The course grade was C or better (no credit is given for classes taken pass/fail, satisfactory/unsatisfactory, credit/no credit).
The course is comparable to a course taught at Emory College (reference our catalog to compare).
For courses that meet the stipulations above, students will receive the appropriate credit hours, will be exempt from the equivalent course in Emory College of Arts and Sciences and will have satisfied, partially or fully, whatever General Education Requirements the Emory course satisfies.
While credit hours may transfer, grades will not.
Physical education, health, or remedial courses will not transfer.
We will convert quarter hours to semester hours by multiplying by 2/3. For example, a 5.0 quarter hour course is worth 3.3 semester hours. Semester hours transfer unchanged.
To a student who earns college credit through the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) program or the Georgia Academy of Mathematics, Engineering and Science (GAMES) program, Emory College will award up to thirty-two hours of college credit. For college work not included in these thirty-two hours, Emory College of Arts and Sciences may grant placement out of core requirements when appropriate.
If students would like to have college credit taken while in high school evaluated, they must complete and return a Request for Approval of Transfer Credit/Exemption form. The form will be mailed to all new students once they pay their admission deposit. The form must be returned by July 15.
The issuing institution must submit transcripts to the Emory Office of Admission for the student to receive credit.
All transcripts must arrive at Emory no later than the end of the entering student’s first semester in Emory College of Arts and Sciences.
We compare course descriptions to determine similarity of classes. If we do not have a catalog from the school attended, or if we cannot find course descriptions on the school's website, the student will need to have one sent to us to ensure all class work is evaluated properly. (Physical education, health, or remedial courses will not transfer.)
The Office of Admission does not determine which courses might apply toward major requirements. Students should contact the appropriate department to determine what classes could count toward a major.
The maximum number of hours that can be awarded to an incoming student is sixty-four semester hours. No more than thirty-two credit hours may be awarded for AP and IB exams. We will grant placement out of core requirements in areas covered by the exams for which credit cannot be conferred.
We do not award duplicate credit for the same course or exam. For example, a student can receive credit for only one of the following: a college English composition course, an AP English examination, or the IB higher-level English examination.
It is possible to receive Emory College of Arts and Sciences credit for advanced course work taken in international educational programs such as the GCE Advanced Levels (A Levels), the French Baccalaureate, the German Abitur, etc. Examination results must be submitted directly to the Emory Office of Admission. Score results should be sent as soon as possible and must arrive no later than the end of the entering student's first semester in Emory College. Exam results that correspond to course work available in Emory College will be evaluated for credit. Emory College of Arts and Sciences credit is awarded based on a case-by-case review.
No credit is awarded for the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).
No credit is awarded for online courses, correspondence courses, or distance-learning courses.
College credit for entering students will be evaluated and awarded by members of the admission staff under the joint supervision of the dean of admission and the student academic affairs dean in the college.
For further questions concerning these policies, please contact the Office of Admission at email@example.com or call 800.727.6036.