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Advanced Placement

You can earn advanced placement credit for college if you've completed college-level courses in high school and passed the CEEB Advanced Placement Examination with a test score of 3 or better, or by successfully completing an examination administered by selected University departments.

A list is provided below of URI courses that are considered equivalent to CEEB advanced placement courses. College credit is also available for courses completed at another institution with a grade of C or better. If you've been out of secondary school for more then three years, you can also earn college credit by completing CLEP general and subject examinations to get credit for academically measurable learning acquired in nontraditional ways.

Title of Test

URI Course Equivalent

Total Credits Earned

Art History

ARH 251

3

Art: Studio 2-D Design ART 101
3
Art: Studio 3-D Design ART 103
3
Art: Studio Drawing ART 207
3
Biology

BIO 101 (3), BIO 103 (1)

BIO 102 (3), BIO 104 (1)

8
Chemistry

CHM 101 (3), CHM 102 (1)

CHM 112 (3), CHM 114 (1)

8
Chinese Language & Culture CHN 103 (3), CHN 104 (3)
6
Computer Science (A Exam) CSC 211
4
Economics (Micro) ECN 201
3
Economics (Macro) ECN 202
3
English Language & Composition WRT 104
3
English Composition & Literature ENG 1XA (fulfills English Literature requirement)
3
Environmental Science NRS 100
3
French Language FRN 103 (3), FRN 104 (3)
6
German Language GER 103 (3), GER 104 (3)
6
Geography: Human GEG 1XS
3
Government & Politics (Comparative) PSC 201
4
Government & Politics (United States) PSC 113
4
History: European HIS 113 (3), HIS 114 (3)
6
History: U.S. HIS 141(3), HIS 142 (3)
6
History: World HIS 1XL
6
Italian Language & Culture ITL 103 (3), ITL 104 (3)
6
Japanese Language and Culture JPN 103 (3), JPN 104 (3)
3
Latin: Virgil LAT 302
3
Mathematics: Calculus AB** MTH 111(3), MTH 141(4)
7
Mathematics: Calculus BC** MTH 141 (4), MTH 142 (4)
8
AP Math Mathematics Subscores No credit per Math Department
Music: Theory MUS 111
3
Physics B PHY 109 (Requires a score of 4)
3
Physics C: Mechanics PHY 111/185
(Requires a score of 4)
4
Physics C: Elec. & Mag. PHY 112/186
(Requires a score of 4)
4
Psychology PSY 113
3
Spanish Language SPA 103 (3), SPA 104 (3)
6
Spanish Literature SPA 325 (3), SPA 3XX (3)
6
Statistics STA 220 or 308 when major is Business, Biology, or Marine Biology
3

*This Information is subject to change.

** Engineering requires a minimum score of 4 on the Calculus AP tests for engineering to recognize degree credit in MTH 141 and MTH 142.

International Baccalaureate Policy

University of Rhode Island credit will be granted to enrolled students who have obtained a score of 5, 6,or 7 on the Higher Level IB exams listed below.  Students who have taken IB Higher Level tests in other areas not listed below may submit their scores to the Transfer Office of University College for determination of specific course transfer.  No academic credit will be awarded for Standard-Level IB exams.

IB credit accepted at other post-secondary institutions is not automatically transferred to URI but is reviewed in accordance with the schedule below.

IB Exam

Score

Course Credit

Credit Hours

Arts-Visual

5, 6, 7

ART 1XA - Gen. Ed.

3

Biology

5, 6, 7

BIO 101 (3), BIO 103 (1)

BIO 102 (3), BIO 104 (1)

8

Chemistry

5, 6, 7

CHM 101/102
CHM 112/114

8

Economics

5, 6, 7

ECON 201,ECN 202

6

English A1

5, 6, 7

WRT 104 (3)
ENG 160 (3)

6

Film

5, 6, 7

FLM 101 (3)
FLM 2XX (3)

6

Geography
5, 6, 7
GEG 200
3
History: Americas
5, 6, 7

HIS 141 (3)

HIS 142 (3)

6
History of Africa
5, 6, 7

HIS 1XL (3) - Gen. Ed.

6
History of Asia and Oceania
5, 6, 7

HIS 171 (3)

HIS 1XL (3)

6
History of Europe and the Middle East
5, 6, 7

HIS 113 (3)

HIS 114 (3)

6

LANGUAGE - B

5, 6, 7

103,104

6

Arabic
Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Math

5, 6, 7

MTH 111 (3)
MTH 141 (4)

7

Music

5, 6, 7

Individually evaluated

Physics

5, 6, 7

PHY 111 (3) 185 (1)
PHY 112 (3) 186 (1)

8

Theatre Arts

5, 6, 7

THE 100

3

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