College Credit Equivalency
College Credit in High School
Centre’s policies in these areas are designed to reward extraordinary achievement while at the same time supporting our belief that the best Centre College experience is a four-year experience. It is our philosophy that everything a student does prior to high school graduation is preparation for college, and all Centre students enter with exceptional academic credentials. Some of those credentials include college course work and others do not. Consequently, we limit the amount of credit first-year students can be awarded prior to their enrollment at the College.
Centre’s Pre-matriculation Policy
- A maximum of 24 hours of pre-matriculation credits may be awarded to first-year students from all sources (e.g., Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, dual-credit, all other college credit).
- Credit will not be awarded for any course or examination completed prior to the start of the junior year in high school.
- Students who legitimately exceed the 24-hour limit may choose which credits will be awarded, and may adjust his or her choices later subject to the constraints of any other College policies.
- Regardless of credit granted, students must complete at least one general education course in residence in the following three areas: social studies, science and fundamental questions.
- Regardless of credit granted, individual major programs have the prerogative to place students in an appropriate course, to waive lower-level requirements, and to determine equivalencies to courses in their curriculum.
AP, IB, CLEP, & International Exam Credit
Centre awards a minimum of three hours of credit for scores of 4 or 5 on most Advanced Placement exams. Credit for foreign language requires validation by an institutional exam. Academic programs may award additional credit and assign course equivalencies.
|Art: Studio, Drawing||3||Elective; Portfolio review for ARS110|
|Computer Science||3||Elective; Bypass CSC170 with department approval|
|Economics micro/macro||3||Elective; ECO110 if 4 or 5 in both|
|English Literature & Composition||3||Elective4|
|Environmental Science||3||Elective for 4; ENS210 for 5|
|French Language/Literature||61||Elective for 3; FRE221|
|German Language/Literature||61||GER210; 220|
|Latin: Vergil/Cat.-Horace||61||CLA210; 220|
|Calculus BC||6||MAT170; 1712|
|Physics C||4||Elective; PHY110 if 4 or 5 in both|
|Spanish Language/Literature||61||SPA210; 220|
1-Pending validation by placement test.
2-If you score a 3 on Calculus BC, you will receive 3 hours of credit for MAT 165 OR If BC grade is <4 but AB subscore is 4 or 5, student will receive 3 hours of credit for MAT 165.
3-Credit not given for both World History and European History.
4-AP credit in English does not automatically meet the writing competency requirement; nor does it fulfill any other general education requirement. It serves as elective credit only.
Centre awards a minimum of three hours of credit for scores of 6 or 7 on higher-level exams. Credit for a foreign language requires validation by an institutional exam and may be awarded for a grade of 5 on a higher-level exam. Grades of 5 in some other subjects are reviewed for credit by the appropriate program. Academic programs may award additional credit and assign course equivalencies.
College - Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Credit is not granted for CLEP exam scores.
International exam scores are reviewed for credit on a case-by-case basis.
College & Dual Credit
The College's dual-credit policy allows dual-credit courses taught at the high school level to be eligible for college credit, in addition to courses at a partnering college or community college.