Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate Regulations
This information outlines the standard policies established by participating departments for students seeking credit for AP, IB, or other international exams.
Students Matriculating Fall 2018:
- Advanced Placement Regulations
- International Baccalaureate Regulations
- Other International Examination Regulations
Additional Information for AP, IB, and Other International Exams:
- Bowdoin's departments vary widely in how they award credit for students who have taken Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and other international exams.
- Please reference the documents below for details and follow-up directly with the department/program if you have additional questions.
- All AP, IB, or other international exam scores must be submitted to Bowdoin,
- Before the end of the sophomore year for regularly admitted students,
- By the end of the first semester for transfer students.
- Students who choose to take the Bowdoin course that is equivalent to the AP/IB exam (noted “Equivalent Course” in the following charts) will forfeit the related AP/IB credit.
- AP/IB credit will not meet a distribution or division requirement, even if the Bowdoin course equivalent does.
- Students may apply a maximum of four course credits toward their Bowdoin degree from the following sources:
- Advanced Placement Program,
- International Baccalaureate Program,
- other approved International exams,
- and college credits earned from other institutions prior to matriculation.