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Academic Regulations & Procedures

Advanced Placement

Carleton accepts up to 36 credits toward the Carleton degree from any combination of the following: College Board Advanced Placement credits, International Baccalaureate credits, select British A-Level exams, or approved pre-matriculation credits (credits earned in college-level courses taken before graduation from high school or before matriculation at a college or university). These credits may not be applied to liberal arts requirements.

Carleton grants advanced placement and exemption from certain graduation requirements to entering students who are able to demonstrate a sufficient level of mastery in a subject. Each department sets its own criteria for advanced placement. Some advanced placement credits are conditional and are not awarded until the student has successfully completed, with a grade of C- or better, more advanced work in the same field in a Carleton course.

Students seeking advanced placement or exemption should check the Academic Catalog and contact the appropriate department for further information.

Beginning with the incoming class of 2026

Carleton accepts any combination of up to 18 pre- or post-matriculation credits toward the Carleton degree from the following: College Board Advanced Placement, Higher Level International Baccalaureate, select British A-level Examinations (GCE) with grades of B or higher, or credits earned in college-level courses taken at a regionally accredited college or university, including courses taken as PSEO or College in the Schools. Specific articulation information about the exams listed above can be found in the College Catalog.

Carleton grants advanced placement and exemption from certain graduation requirements to entering students who are able to demonstrate a sufficient level of mastery in a subject. Each department sets its own criteria for advanced placement. Some advanced placement credits are conditional and are not awarded until the student has successfully completed, with a grade of C- or better, more advanced work in the same field in a Carleton course.

Students seeking advanced placement or exemption should check the Academic Catalog and contact the appropriate department for further information.

Last revised September 9, 2021
Keywords: advanced placement, pre-matriculation

Last Reviewed: Sep 9th, 2021

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