Admissions and Standards Committee


Update International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Credit

Motion:

1. Departments have the authority to determine how much course credit will be awarded for International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP) and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations.

2. The following is the list of credit for IB exams
Departments need only make a request to the Director of Admissions make changes to this list.

IB Exam*, Score, GSU Credit
Art, 5-7, ART 1010
Biology, 5, BIOL1107k
Biology, 6-7, BIOL1107k and BIOL 1108k
Chemistry, 5, CHEM 1211k
Chemistry, 6-7, CHEM 1211k and CHEM1212k
Computer Science, 5-7, CSC 1099
Economics, 5-7, ECON 2105 and ECON 2106
English, 5-7, ENGL 1101 and ENGL 2110
U.S. History, 5-7, HIST 2110
European History, 5-7, HIST 1112
Mathematics, 5-7, MATH 2211
Music, 5-7, MUS 1099
Physics, 5, PHYS 2211k
Physics, 6-7, PHYS 2211k and PHY S2212k
Psychology, 5-7, PSYC 1101
German, 5, GRMN 2001 and GRMN 2002
German, 6-7, GRMN 2001 and GRMN 2002 and GRMN 3**
French, 5, FREN 2001 and FREN 2002
French, 6-7, FREN 2001 and FREN 2002 and FREN 3---**
Spanish , 5, SPAN 2001 and SPAN 2002
Spanish, 6-7, SPAN 2001 and SPAN 2002 and SPAN 3---**
Chinese, 5, CHIN 2001 and CHIN 2002
Chinese, 6-7, CHIN 2001 and CHIN 2002 and CHIN 3---**

Other Foreign Languages to be reviewed upon request to the Department of Modern and Classical Languages

*Exams must be at the higher level. No credit is awarded for standard level exams. **One 3000-level course to be chosen by the department.

3. The follow are added to the list of exams for which AP Credit is granted

AP Subject/Exam, Score, GSU Credit
Spanish Lit, 3, SPAN2001
Spanish Lit, 4, SPAN2001 and SPAN2002
Spanish Lit, 5, SPAN2002 and SPAN3---**
Human Geography, 3-5, GEOG1101
Art 2D Design, 3-5, ART 1030
Art 3D Design, 3-5, ART1040
World History, 3-5, HIST1112

**One 3000-level course to be chosen by the department.

4. The rule limiting student to no more than 2 courses of IB, AP, or CLEP credit in any one department is repealed.

5. The rule limiting students to no more than 30 hours of IB, AP or CLEP credit is repealed.

Rationale:

As we get more highly qualified students, they are coming to GSU with more IB, AP and CLEP credits. Our CLEP policies were revised last year. This is a revision of our IB and AP policies to bring them better in line with our competitor schools.

The rule limiting students to no more than 2 courses of credit in one department is repealed because some departments wish to grant more credit.

The rule limiting students to no more than 30 hours of credit is repealed because no case of a student seeking more than 30 hours can be found. The rule thus serves no purpose and makes GSU look less attractive to high-quality students. Furthermore, students with more than 30 hours of IB, AP and CLEP credit still have to meet GSU's academic residency requirement (39 hours at the 3000/4000 level).


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