Advanced Standing/Placement

First-Year Advanced Standing

Advanced standing or placement will be considered for entering first-year students who have successfully completed college-level credit courses (with a grade of C or better on an official transcript) through a regionally accredited college or university, or who have achieved an acceptable score on an appropriate examination:

1. Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board

2. International Baccalaureate

Advanced Placement (AP) Policy

Score Subject Equivalency (Credit)
3 Art History AR 103 (3 credits)
3 Art Studio Drawing AR 251 (3 credits)
3 Art 2D Design AR 159 (3 credits)
3 Art 3D Design AR 159 (3 credits)
3 Biology BIO 105 + BIO 106 (8 credits)
4 Biology BIO 101 + BIO 102 (8 credits)
4 Chemistry CHE 110 + CHE 111 (8 credits)
4 Computer Science A CSC 110 (4 credits)
4 Computer Science Principles CSC 105 (3 credits)
4 English Lang and Comp EN 101 (3 credits)
4 English Lit and Comp EN 102 (3 credits)
4 Environmental Science SCI 139 + Lab (4 credits)
3 French Language FR 101+ FR 102 (6 credits)
3 German Language GR 101+102 (6 credits)
3 Government & Politics (US) PO 131 (3 credits)
3 Government & Politics (Comparative) PO 101 (3 credits)
3 History European HS 111+HS 112 (6 credits)
3 History US HS 131 +HS 132 (6 credits)
3 Human Geography GP 101 (3 credits)
3 Italian Language IT 101 +IT 102 (6 credits)
3 Latin FL 139 (3 credits)
3 Macroeconomics EC 112 (3 credits)
4 Math Calculus AB MA 151 (4 credits)
4 Math Calculus BC MA 151 + MA 153 (6 credits)
3 Microeconomics EC 111 (3 credits)
3 Music Theory MU 230 (3 credits)
4 Physics 1 PHY 110 + PHY 110L (4 credits)
4 Physics 2 PHY 111 +PHY 111L (4 credits)
4 Physics C Mechanics PHY 121 (4 credits)
4 Physics C Electricity & Magnetism PHY 122 (4 credits)
3 Psychology PS 101 (3 credits)
3 Spanish Language SP 101+SP 102 (6 credits)
3 Spanish Literature SP 101+SP 102 (6 credits)
4 Statistics MA 275/EC 271 (3 credits)
3 World History HS 139 (3 credits)

AP science course equivalencies will be determined in consultation with an adviser for the following majors: engineering, biology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, radiologic sciences and entry-level master’s physician assistant program.

Transfer Student Credit 

An unofficial evaluation of credit is completed as part of the evaluation process for transfer students. Quinnipiac University normally grants transfer credit for college-level courses appropriate to the chosen curriculum completed with a grade of C or better at a regionally accredited college or university.  The maximum number of transfer credits that may be accepted by Quinnipiac University is 75 credits. At least one-half of the courses in a major must be taken at Quinnipiac University. Certain majors may request course completion within a five-year period. Official transfer of credit occurs once an admitted student matriculates into a program of study.

A student who has completed courses at an institution not granting degrees, or who has extensive experience in a specialized field, may submit College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam scores to help determine placement. Quinnipiac University does not accept CLEP credits earned after a student is matriculated.