All students at Bowdoin participate equally in course registration, regardless of class standing. For that reason, course registration happens in rounds so that all students, in consultation with a faculty advisor, have ample opportunity to create their optimal schedule and maintain progress to the degree.
Students may apply a maximum of 4 credits from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, other international exams, and college credit earned elsewhere prior to matriculation.
Interested students should visit the Credit for Pre-Matriculation Exams page for more details.
Pre-approval is required in order to transfer credit earned elsewhere to the Bowdoin degree. Interested students should read the policies governing transfer credit below and contact the Office of the Registrar with questions.
The Recording Committee is a standing committee of the College composed of faculty, students, and staff whose purpose is to address matters pertaining to the academic standing of individual students and to consider exceptions to the policies and procedures governing academic life.