AP/IB Credit


Advance Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) 

Traditionally, students who successfully complete the College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) and higher level International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme in their high schools go on to achieve academic success at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

High scores on these tests may result in college credit at USCB. Students taking AP exams must earn a score of "3" or above in order to receive credit, while students enrolled in higher-level IB courses must score a minimum of "4" on IB examinations. In many cases, AP test scores higher than "3" and IB test scores higher than "4" result in additional college credit awards.

Students planning to attend USCB should have their AP scores sent to the University (school code 5845) at the time of their testing.

Standard Level IB Courses will not receive credit for exams, but to receive credit for higher-level IB examination scores, students must ask that official IB examination results be sent to the following address:

University of South Carolina Beaufort
Office of Admissions
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909

AP Exam Area AP Score Credit Earned
American History 3 HIST B111
American History 4 or 5 HIST B111 & HIST B112
Art History 3 ARTH B101
Art History 4 ARTH B105
Art History 5 ARTH B105 & ARTH B106
Art Studio, 2-D 3, 4, or 5 ARTS B103
Art Studio, 3-D 3, 4, or 5 ARTS B104
Art Studio, Drawing 3, 4, or 5 ARTS B111
Biology 3 BIOL B110
Biology 4 or 5 BIOL B110 & BIOL Elective Credits
Chemistry 3 CHEM B111
Chemistry 4 or 5 CHEM B111 & CHEM B112
Chinese 3 CHIN 121
Chinese 4 or 5 CHIN 121 & CHIN 122
Comparative Govn't & Politics 3, 4, or 5 POLI B103C
Computer Science-A 3, 4, or 5 CSCI B145
Computer Science Principles 3, 4, or 5 CSCI B101
Economics-Macro 3, 4, or 5 ECON B222
Economics-Micro 3, 4, or 5 ECON B221
English Language & Composition 3 or 4 ENGL B101
English Language & Composition 5 ENGL B101 & ENGL B102
English Language & Literature 3 or 4 ENGL B101
English Language & Literature 5 ENGL B101 & ENGL B102
English Language & Composition AND English Language & Literature 3 or 4 (on both) ENGL B101 & ENGL B102
Environmental Science 3, 4, or 5 BIOL B270 & BIOL B270L
European History 3 HIST B101
European History 4 or 5 HIST B101 & HIST B102
French Language 3 FREN B101
French Language 4 or 5 FREN B101 & FREN B102
French Literature 3 FREN B101
French Literature 4 or 5 FREN B101 & FREN B102
French Language AND French Literature 3 (on both) FREN B101 & FREN B102
German 3 GERM B101
German  4 or 5 GERM B101 & GERM B102
Human Geography 3, 4, or 5 GEOG B121
Japanese 3 JAPA B121
Japaense 4 or 5 JAPA B121 & JAPA B122
Latin Virgin  3 LATN B121
Latin Virgil 4 or 5 LATN B121 & LATN B122
Mathematics-Calculus AB 3, 4, or 5 MATH B141
Mathematics-Calculus AB (Subscore) 3, 4, or 5 MATH B141
Mathematics-Calculus BC 3, 4, or 5 MATH B141 & MATH B142
Music Theory 3 MUSC B115
Music Theory 4 MUSC B115 & MUSC B117
Music Theory 5 MUSC B115, B116, B117, & B118
Physics B 3 PHYS B201 & PHYS B201L
Physics B 4 or 5 PHYS B201, B201L, B202, B202L
Physics C, Part I, Mechanics 3 PHYS B201 & PHYS B201L
Physics C, Part I, Mechanics 4 or 5 PHYS B211 & PHYS B211L
Physics C, Part II, Electricity & Magnetism 3 PHYS B202 & PHYS B202L
Physics C, Part II, Electricity & Magnetism 4 or 5 PHYS B212 & PHYS B212L
Psychology 3, 4, or 5 PSYC B101
Research 3 UNEL B001T (University Elective)
Seminar 3 UNEL B001T (University Elective)
Spanish Language 3 SPAN B101
Spanish Language 4 or 5 SPAN B101 & SPAN B102
Spanish Literature 3 SPAN B101
Spanish Literature 4 or 5 SPAN B101 & SPAN B102
Spanish Language & Spanish Literature 3 (on both) SPAN B101 & SPAN B102
Statistics 3 or 4 STAT B110
Statistics 5 STAT B110 & STAT B201
US Govn't & Politics 3, 4, or 5 POLI B201
World History 3 HIST B115
World History 4 or 5 HIST B115 & HIST B116
IB Exam Area IB Score Credit Earned
Biology 4 BIOL B110
Biology 5, 6, or 7 BIOL B110 & BIOL B120/B120L
Business Management 4 BADM B371
Business Management 5, 6, or 7 BADM B371 & BADM B376
Chemistry 4 CHEM B111
Chemistry 5, 6, or 7 CHEM B111 & CHEM B112
Computing Studies 4 CSCI B145 & CSCI B210
Computing Studies 5, 6, or 7 CSCI B145, B146, B212
Economics 4 ECON B221
Economics 5, 6, or 7 ECON B222
English A Literature OR English A Language & Literature 4 (on either) ENGL B101
English A Literature OR English A Language & Literature 5, 6, or 7 ENGL B101 & B102
English A1 5, 6, or 7 ENGL B101 & B102
French B* 4 or 5 FREN B101 & FREN B102
French B* 6 or 7 FREN B201 & FREN B202
Latin B 4, 5, 6, or 7 reviewed case-by-case and include an oral interview
Mandarin B 4, 5, 6, or 7 reviewed case-by-case and include an oral interview
Spanish B* 4 or 5 SPAN B201
Spanish B* 6 or 7 SPAN B201 & SPAN B202
Geography 4, 5, 6, or 7 GEOG B103
German B* 4 or 5 GERM B201
German B* 6 or 7 GERM B201 & GERM B202
History 4, 5, 6, or 7 HIST B111 & HIST B112
Italian B* 4 or 5 ITAL 122 and 221
Italian B*  6 or 7 ITAL 221 and ITAL 222
Mathematics 4 MATH B141
Mathematics 5, 6, or 7 MATH B141 and MATH B142
Music 4 MUSC B115
Music 5, 6, or 7 MUSC B115 and MUSC B116
Physics 4 PHYS B201 and PHYS B201L
Physics 5, 6, or 7 PHYS B201, B201L, B202, and B202L
Psychology 4, 5, 6, or 7  PSYC B101
Social Anthropology 4, 5, 6, or 7 ANTH B102
Theatre Arts 4, 5, 6, or 7 THEA B200
Visual Arts 4 ARTS B103
Visual Arts  5, 6, or 7 ARTS B103 and ARTS B104

* Students scoring 4 or higher on any higher level IB foreign-language examination are not required to take the University's placement; lower scores, however will require the placement test. Students receiving credit through IB foreign-language examinations may not receive additional advanced-standing credit for 100-level courses.

This information is subject to change. It is intended as a guide only. Credit awarded may change without notice.