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Transfer Credit Policy

Advance Placement/Dual Enrollment

The College participates in the Advanced Placement Program administered by the College Entrance Examination Board.  Students who demonstrate superior performance in the Advanced Placement Examination (a score of 4 or 5) will be awarded Advanced Placement credit.  See the Advanced Placement Equivalency Chart for more specific information concerning the placement of AP courses within the academic program.

Providence College recognizes credit earned through the International Baccalaureate (IB), an internationally recognized curriculum and examination program.  Of the two IB examination levels (Higher Level and Standard Level), the College recognizes the Higher Level examinations where a score of 5,6, or 7 has been achieved.  Each successfully passed examination in the Higher Level of the IB program will earn three credits.  Official documentation of each successfully completed examination with the conditions noted must be submitted to the Office of Admission prior to a student's matriculation at the College.

Students who successfully complete dual enrollment courses at accredited institutions should submit an official college transcript to the Office of Admission by June 1.  Credit for dual enrollment courses is ordinarily not awarded for courses required for high school graduation.  Providence College will only accept courses for credit which were taught on a college campus and/or by a full-time college instructor.  Students who wish to obtain academic credit for dual enrollment courses should plan to meet with the dean of undergraduate studies during their first semester at Providence College.

Students who are granted Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or dual enrollment credit are still required to complete the College's full-time, eight-semester requirement. 

For Classes of 2013, 2014 and 2015  

 
AP Exam​
Score​ PC Equivalent*​
Art History​ 4 or 5​ ARH 106 (approved for art history major, fine arts core requirements, or free elective)​
Studio Art​
4 or 5​
Fine arts core, subject to department review for art majors​
Biology​
4 or 5​
Natural Science Core Group II or free elective​
Calculus AB or BC​
4 or 5​
MTH 109 or MTH 131 (also approved for MTH core)​
Chemistry​
4 or 5​ Natural Science Core Group I or free elective​
Computer Science​ 4 or 5​ Free elective​
Macroeconomics​
4 or 5​ Free elective​
Microeconomics​ 4 or 5​ Free elective ​
English Language & Composition​ 4 or 5​ English proficiency & free elective​
English Literature & Composition​ 4 or 5​ English proficiency & free elective​
Environmental Science*​ 4 or 5​ Free elective​
European History​
4 or 5​ Social science core or free elective. One history elective or free elective**​
French Language or Literature​ 4 or 5​ Free elective​
German Language​
4 or 5​ Free elective​
Government & Politics U.S.​
4 or 5​ Social science core or free elective​. One political science elective or social science core
Comparative Government & Politics​
4 or 5​ Social science core or free elective. ​One political science elective or social science core
Latin-Lit​
4 or 5​ Free elective​
Latin-Vergil​
4 or 5​ Free elective ​
Music Theory​ 4 or 5​ MUS 111 & lab or free elective​
Physics (B or C exam)​
4 or 5​ Natural Science Core Group I or free elective​
Psychology​ 4 or 5​ PSY 100 (approved for major & social science core requirements or free elective) ​
Sociology​ 4 or 5​ One sociology elective, one social science core, or free elective​
Spanish Language or Literature​ 4 or 5​ Free elective ​
Statistics​ 4 or 5​ Free elective ​
U.S. History**​ 4 or 5​ Social science core or free elective ​
 
 

* Free electives count toward degree requirements but are not applicable to major/minor/core requirements without approval.

**History majors who earn a score of "4" or "5" on the AP U.S. History or European History exams should refer to the history section of this publication for additional information.

NOTE: AP credits may be removed for students who earn credits in similar or repeat courses at Providence College. 

For Classes of 2016 and Beyond

 

​Advanced Placement Exam
​Score ​Providence College Equivalent
​Art History 4 or 5 ​ARH 106 (Fine Arts core) or Free Elective
​Biology 4 or 5 Standard Natural Science core or Free Elective
Calculus AB 4 or 5 ​MTH 131 (Quantitative Reasoning core)
Calculus BC
4 or 5 MTH 131 (Quantitative Reasoning core)
Chemistry 4 or 5 Standard Natural Science core or Free Elective
Computer Science 4 or 5 ​CSC 103
​English Language & Composition 4 Free Elective
5 ​Free Elective satisfying the Intensive Writing I Proficiency
​English Literature & Composition 4 Free Elective
5 Free Elective satisfying the Intensive Writing I Proficiency
Environmental Science 4 or 5 Standard Natural Science core or Free Elective
European History 4 Free Elective
5 European History elective or Free Elective
​French Language & Culture 4 or 5 FRN 104
German Language & Culture 4 or 5 GER 104
​Government & Politics: United States 4 Free Elective
5 Political Science elective or Free Elective
Government & Politics: Comparative 4 Free Elective
5 Political Science elective or Free Elective
​Human Geography 4 or 5 Free Elective
Italian Language & Culture 4 or 5 ITA 104
​Latin - Vergil 4 LAT 201
5 LAT 202
​Macroeconomics 4 or 5 ECN 102 (Social Science core)
Microeconomics 4 or 5 ECN 101 (Social Science core)
Music Theory 4 or 5 MSC 201 & MSC 201L
Physics B 4 or 5 Physics-Based Natural Science core or Free Elective
Physics C - Electricity & Magnetism 4 or 5 Physics-Based Natural Science core or Free Elective
Physics C - Mechanics 4 or 5 Physics-Based Natural Science core or Free Elective
Psychology 4 or 5 PSY 100 (Social Science core)
Spanish Language 4 or 5 SPN 104
Spanish Literature 4 or 5 SPN 104
Statistics 4 or 5 Free Elective
Studio Art - Drawing 4 or 5 Fine Arts core or Free Elective or ART 111*
​*portfolio subject to department review for Studio Art Majors
Studio Art - 2D Design 4 or 5 Fine Arts core or Free Elective or ART 101*
*portfolio subject to department review for Studio Art Majors
Studio Art - 3D Design 4 or 5 Fine Arts core or Free Elective or ART 102*
*portfolio subject to department review for Studio Art Majors
United States History 4 Free Elective
5 U.S. History elective or Free Elective
World History 4 Free Elective
5 Non-Western History elective or Free Elective
 

 


Transfer Credit

Ordinarily, the College accepts transfer credits for courses taken at another accredited institution in which students have earned grades of "C" or better.  It is the College's policy to accept credits, but not grades.  Only grades earned at Providence College (including the School of Continuing Education) are computed in the student's grade point average.

Credits earned at other institutions through summer school or intersession courses may be approved only for the purpose of rectifying deficiencies in credit hours earned or to fulfill specific program requirements as authorized, not for the purpose of accelerating the advancement of graduation class year status.

In all instances, prior approval must be obtained from the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.  An official transcript from the accredited institution must be forwarded to the Office of Enrollment Services.

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