I took AP Chemistry in high school. How do I decide which Chemistry course to take first?
Students with previous college-level chemistry experience or appropriate advanced placement exam scores are eligible to receive Carleton credit in chemistry and to be placed into more advanced chemistry courses.
Students who have taken the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) or Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB) advanced placement exams will be awarded Carleton credit and placement as follows:
CEEB AP Score of 4 or 5. 6 credits in chemistry granted. Placement is awarded into Chemistry 230 Equilibrium and Analysis (recommended) or Chemistry 233 Organic I.
IB AP Score of 5, 6, or 7. 6 credits in chemistry granted. Placement is awarded into Chemistry 230 Equilibrium and Analysis (recommended) or Chemistry 233 Organic I.
Note: If you are unsure about your advanced placement in chemistry, contact the Chemistry Department Chair. You do not have to accept advanced placement if you would prefer to start your study of college chemistry at the normal level of Chemistry 123 or 128.