AP and IB Credits

Advanced Placement (AP)

Score of 4 or 5: 6 credits granted for each exam. The History department grants credit toward the major and toward the History of Europe field and History of the U.S. field for scores of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement examinations in United States and European history only. 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.

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.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Score of 5, 6, or 7: 6 credits granted for each exam. The History department grants credit toward the major and toward the "Europe after 1450" field within the major for scores of 5, 6, or 7 on the International Baccalaureate Higher Level examination in European history. Credit toward the History major for examinations in History of East and South East Asia and Oceania; History of South Asia and the Middle East; and the History of Africa will be considered and determined by the department, adviser, and chair on a case by case basis.

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.