AP and IB Credits

Advanced Placement (AP)

HISTORY - Score of 4 or 5: 6 credits granted for each exam.

HISTORY—The History department grants credit toward the major and towards Early Modern/Modern European and US fields within the major for scores of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement examinations in United States and European history. The Department does not give major credit for the AP World examination at this time, although a 4 or 5 on the AP World History examination may be used to fulfill the 210 credits needed for graduation. Note: the History department will count no more than 12 pre-matriculation credits in total toward the major from approved exams (AP and/or IB), and majors are strongly encouraged to count no more than 6 such credits toward the major.

If you have not yet had your AP History scores submitted to the Carleton Registrar's Office, you can contact the College Board at collegeboard.org or call them at 877-274-6474 and ask them to submit your scores to the Carleton Registrar's Office for you. These official scores must be submitted by the College Board Advanced Placement office to the Carleton Registrar's office in order for them to count toward your major. Please contact Maria Reverman in the Carleton Registrar's Office if you need further assistance. Please understand that Maria cannot obtain your scores for you. You will need to contact the College Board yourself if you want your AP scores submitted to Carleton.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

HISTORY--Score of 5, 6, or 7: 6 credits granted for each exam.

HISTORY—The History department grants credit toward the major and toward the “Early Modern/Modern Europe” field within the major for scores of 5, 6, or 7 on the International Baccalaureate Higher Level examination in European history. Scores of 5, 6, or 7 on I.B. exams in History of East and South East Asia and Oceania, History of South Asia and the Middle East, or History of Africa may be used to fulfill the 210 credits needed for graduation and may be applicable toward a History major field and/or total major credits with approval by the History Department Chair. Note: the History department will count no more than 12 pre-matriculation credits total toward the major from approved exams (AP and/or IB), and majors are strongly encouraged to count no more than 6 such credits toward the major.

The History department will count no more than 12 pre-matriculation credits total toward the major from approved exams (AP and/or IB), and majors are strongly encouraged to count no more than 6 such credits toward the major.