Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)

College credit is awarded to qualified students for specific advanced placement (AP) examinations offered through the College Entrance Examination Board. Specific score criteria are available in the Office of Records and Advising.

Advanced Placement

The AP examinations are administered in high school. The advanced placement (AP) credit is awarded after the student has successfully completed 12 credit hours at Saint Xavier University.

SXU also recognizes College Acceleration Program (CAP) credit as long as the student receives a grade of C or better.

Advanced Placement (AP) Credits Awarded
AP Exam Minimum Score SXU Equivalent Credit Hours
Art Design 3 ART 102
Art 3-D Design 3 ART 202
Art History 3 ART 103
Art (Studio) 3 ART 101
Biology 3 BIOL 101
Chemistry 3 CHEM 100
Computer Science 3 CMPSC 202
  4 CMPSC 202-203
English Lang/Comp OR 4 ENGL 154
    English Lit/Comp 4 ENGL 188 (for 2nd test)
Environmental Science 3 NATSC 101
French Language 3 FRNCH 103 3
  4 FRNCH 103-104 6
French Literature 4 FRNCH 220 3
Geography 3 SOCSC 101
German Language 3 GERMN 103 3
  4 GERMN 103-104
History (US)          3 HIST 103-104
History (World) 3 HIST 101-102
History (European) 3 HIST 209-210
Italian Language 3 ITALN 103
  4 ITALN 103-104
Math (Calc AB) 3 MATH 201
Math (Calc BC) 3 MATH 201-202
Math (Stats) 3 MATH 132 or MATH 135
Macroeconomics 3 ECON 200
Microeconomics 3 ECON 201
Music Theory 3 MUS 101
Physics B (Non-calc)           3 PHYS 201
Physics C (Calc-based) 3 PHYS 211
Pol. Sci. (US Gvt) 3 POLSC 101
Pol. Sci. (Comp Gvt) 3 POLSC 102
Psychology 3 PSYCH 101
Spanish Language 3 SPAN 103
  4 SPAN 103-104
Spanish Literature 3 SPAN 288
 
AP credit is not posted unless/until a student is a current SXU student.                                                            
AP scores will only be posted upon official notification (scores) sent directly from AP.
AP # : 888-225-5427 to get transcripts sent here. SXU College Code is #1708.
Revised: 3-11-16

International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme is one where high school students follow a particular curriculum and is held to a specific set of standards as is mandated by the program. To culminate their coursework, students sit for exams which demonstrate knowledge in particular areas and could potentially earn credit for them at colleges and universities. Credits will be awarded as stated below:

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credits Awarded
IB Exam Credits Awarded SXU Equivalent Standard Level Score Higher Level Score
Anthropology        
Social & Cultural 3 ANTH 101 5, 6 or 7 5, 6 or 7
         
Art        
Visual Arts 3 ART 103   5, 6 or 7
         
Communication        
Theatre Arts 3 COMM 230   5, 6 or 7
         
Computer Science        

Information Tech in a Global Society

3 CMPSC 111   5, 6 or 7
Computer Science 3 CMPSC 188   5, 6 or 7
         
Economics        
Economics 6 ECON 200-201   5, 6 or 7
         
English        
Language & Literature 3 ENGL 154 6 or 7 6 or 7
         
Foreign Languages        
Arabic B 3 ARAB 103 5, 6 or 7  
  6 ARAB 103-104   5, 6 or 7
French B 3 FRNCH 103 5, 6 or 7  
  6 FRNCH 103-104   5, 6 or 7
German B 3 GERMN 103 5, 6 or 7  
  6 GERMN 103-104   5, 6 or 7
Classical Language: Greek 3 GREEK 103 5, 6 or 7  
  6 GREEK 103-104   5, 6 or 7
Classical Language: Latin 3 LATIN 103 5, 6 or 7  
  6 LATIN 103-104   5, 6 or 7
Spanish B 3 SPAN 103 5, 6 or 7  
  6 SPAN 103-104   5, 6 or 7
         
History        

World Hist.: Europe & Islamic World

3 HIST 188   5, 6 or 7
20th Century World History 3 HIST 188    5, 6 or 7
         

Mathematics

       
Mathematical Studies 0 MATH 099 5, 6 or 7  
Mathematics 4 MATH 201 5, 6 or 7  
  8 MATH 201-202   5, 6 or 7
         
Music        
Music 3 MUS 115   6 or 7
         
Philosophy        
Philosophy 3 PHIL 288   5, 6 or 7
         
Political Sciences        
Global Politics 3 POLSCI 102   5, 6 or 7
         
Psychology        
Psychology 3 PSYCH 101   5, 6 or 7
         
Science        
Biology 3 BIOL 101   5, 6 or 7
Chemistry 3 CHEM 100   5, 6 or 7

Environmental Systems & Societies

3 BIOL 213 5, 6 or 7 5, 6 or 7
Physics 4 PHYS 201   5
  8 PHYS 201-202   6 or 7
         
Social Sciences        
Geography 3 SOCSCI 101   6 or 7
         
IB credit is not posted unless/until a student is a current SXU student.                                                          
IB credit will only be posted upon official notification (scores) sent directly from the IB program.
Revised: 5-6-16
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