Tulane University

Undergraduate Admission

Advanced Placement

Students have the opportunity to receive both credit and advanced college placement in subjects listed below. Tulane awards credit and/or advanced placement for International Baccalaureate scores of 5 or greater on a higher level test. No credit or placement will be awarded for the standard level tests. Specific decisions regarding credit or placement will be made by individual departments. Students should have AP score reports sent directly to Tulane from the College Board.

Table of AP & IB Criteria

Exam
Score
Credit Hours
Course Credit

AP Art History

4 or 5

3

ARHS 1010

AP Art Studio:

Drawing or 2D Design

3D Design

 

4 or 5

 

3

 

ARST 1050

4 or 5

3

ARST 1490

AP Biology

 

 

IB Biology

 

5

7 or 8

EBIO 1010/1015 and CELL 1030/1035

4

4

CELL 1030/1035

5, 6
4
CELL 1030/1035
7
7
EBIO 1010/1015 and CELL 1030/1035

IB Chemistry

 

AP Chemistry

5
4
CHEM 1070/1075
6, 7
8
CHEM 1070/1075 and CHEM 1080/1085

5

8

CHEM 1070/1075 and CHEM 1080/1085

4

4

CHEM 1070/1170

AP Chinese
Language and Culture

4 or 5

4

ASTC 2030

AP Computer Science A

4 or 5

4

CPST 2200

AP Economics
Microeconomics

4 or 5

 

3

ECON 1010

AP Economics
Macroeconomics

4 or 5

 

4

ECON 1020
IB Economics
5, 6, 7
6
ECON 1010 and ECON 1020

AP English
Language or Literature

4 or 5

 

4

ENGL 1010
IB English
Language or Language and Literature
5, 6, 7
4
HUMA 1500

AP Environmental Science

4 or 5

 

3

EENS 1300/1305
IB Film
5, 6, 7
3
COMM 1150

French
Language or Literature

4 or 5

 

4

FREN 2030

IB French A2
IB French B

5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7

3
3

FREN 3210
FREN 2030

IB Geography
5, 6, 7
3
GEOL 2060

AP German Lang. IB German Lang.

4 or 5
5, 6, 7

4
3

GERM 2030

 

AP History
United States

IB History
United States

4 or 5

 

5, 6, 7

3


3

HISU 1420

AP History
European

IB History
European

4 or 5

 

5, 6, 7

3

3

HISE 1220
AP Italian
Language and Culture
4 or 5

4

ITAL 2030

AP Japanese
Language and Culture

4 or 5

4

ASTJ 2030

AP Latin
Literature or Virgil
4 or 5

4

LATN 2030 (Note: if both exams are passed with scores of 4 and above, 7 credit hours- LATN 2030 and LATN 3070)

AP Math
Calculus AB

4 or 5

 

4

MATH 1210
AP Math
Calculus BC

4 or 5

3 with an AB sub-score of 4 or 5

8

4

MATH 1210 and 1220

MATH 121
Note: No credit for 3 if AB sub-score is 3 or lower

IB Mathematics
5, 6, 7
3
MATH 1210

AP Math
Statistics

4 or 5

 

3

MATH 1110

AP Music
Theory

IB Music

4 or 5


5, 6, 7

3


3

MUSC 1000
IB Philosophy
5, 6, 7
3
PHIL 1010

AP Physics B
Alg. & Trig.

4 or 5

 

8

PHYS 1210 and 1220 (Note: credit will not be awarded for PHYS 1210 and 1310, or PHYS 1220 and 1320)

AP Physics C
Mechanics

4 or 5

 

4

PHYS 1310

AP Physics C
Electricity and Magnetism

4 or 5

 

4

PHYS 1320
IB Physics
5, 6, 7
6
PHYS 1210 and PHYS 1220

AP Poli Science
U.S. Government

4 or 5

 

3

POLA 2100

AP Poli Sci
Comparative Government

4 or 5

 

3

POLC 2300

AP Psychology

IB Psychology

4 or 5


5, 6, 7

3

3

PSYC 1000

AP Spanish
Language or Literature

4 or 5

4

SPAN 2030
IB Spanish A1
IB Spanish A2
Spanish B
5, 6, 7
3
SPAN 3270
SPAN 2030
SPAN 2030
IB Theatre
5, 6, 7
3
THEA 1020

 

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