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Test and Placement Credit

Carolina participates in the Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and A-Level programs and awards credit based on the following schedules.These schedules are reviewed annually by the faculty and are subject to change without notice.

To be considered for credit and/or placement, students must ask the appropriate testing service to send us their official test results. Credit is awarded in early September for new enrolling students.

We also offer placement in foreign language, English, and mathematics based on other national tests.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS

Exam

Minimum Score

Awarded Credit for the Following Courses

Credit Hours Awarded

Art History 4 Art History 152 3
Art Studio Drawing 4 Art Studio 104 3
Art 2D 4 Art Studio 102 3
Art 3D 4 Art Studio 103 3
Biology 3 Biology 101, 101L 4
Biology 5 Biology 101, 101L, 279, 279L 8
Calculus AB 3 Math 110P, 129P, 231 3
Calculus AB Subscore 3 Math 110P, 129P, 231 3
Calculus BC 3 Math 110P, 129P, 231, 232 6
Chemistry 3 Chemistry 101, 101L 4
Chemistry 5 Chemistry 101, 101L, 102,102L 8
Chinese 3 Chinese 203
Students who wish to continue Chinese at UNC must take a departmental placement exam
4
Computer Science AB 4 Comp Sci 110 3
Computer Science A 5 Comp Sci 110 3
Economics – Either Micro or Macro 3 Economics 100 3
Economics – Both Micro and Macro 3 Economics 100, 101 6
English Language and Composition 4 English 110 3
English Literature 5 English 191 3
Environmental Science 4 Environmental Studies 202 4
European History 4 History 152 3
French Language and Culture 4 French 203, 204 6
French Literature 4 French 203, 204, 260 9
Geography (Human) 3 Geog 120 3
German Language 3 German 203, 204 6
US Government and Politics 4 Poli Sci 100 3
Italian Language and Culture 4 Italian 203, 204 6
Japanese 4 Japanese 203
Students who wish to continue Japanese at UNC must take a departmental placement exam
4
Latin Literature 4 Latin 203, 204 6
Latin Vergil 4 Latin 203, 204 6
Music Theory 3 Music 121 3
Physics B 5 Physics 104, 105 8
Physics 1 4 Physics 104 4
Physics 2 4 Physics 105 4
Physics C Mechanics 4 Physics 104 4
Physics C E&M 4 Physics 105 4
Psychology 4 Psychology 101 3
Spanish Language 4 Spanish 203, 204 6
Spanish Literature 4 Spanish 203, 204, 260 9
Statistics 3 Statistics and Operations Research 151 3
Statistics 4 Statistics and Operations Research 155 3
US History 4 History 128 3
World History 4 History elective 3

 

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCORES

Appropriate credit/placement will be awarded by the end of July for any enrolling student who has sent official scores.

Subject Minimum Score Awarded Credit for the Following Courses Credit Hours Awarded
Art Studio HL 5 No credit, possible placement determined by portfolio review
Art Studio HL 6 Art Studio 104 3
Biology HL 5 Biology 101, 101L 4
Biology HL 6 Biology 101,101L,279,279L 8
Chemistry HL 5 Chemistry 101,101L,102,102L 8
Chinese SL 5 Chinese 203
Students who wish to continue Chinese at UNC must take a departmental placement exam
4
Chinese HL 4 Chinese 203
Students who wish to continue Chinese at UNC must take a departmental placement exam
4
Economics HL 5 Economics 101 3
English A1 HL 5 English 191 3
French B SL 5 French 203, 204 6
French B HL 5 French 203, 204 6
French A1 SL 5 French 203, 204, 6
French A1 HL 5 French 203, 204, 260 9
French A2 HL 5 French 203, 204, 260 9
German B HL 5 German 203, 204 6
German A1 HL 5 German 203, 204, 303 9
German A2 HL 5 German 203, 204, 301 9
History Africa HL 5 History 130, 140 6
History Americas HL 5 History 128, 140 6
History Europe HL 5 History 140, 152 6
Italian HL 5 Italian 203, 204 6
Italian SL 5 Italian 203, 204 6
Japanese 5 Japanese 203
Students who wish to continue Japanese at UNC must take a departmental placement exam
4
Math HL 5 Math 129P, 231, 232 6
Music Comp HL 5 Music 141 3
Philosophy HL 5 Philosophy 101 3
Physics HL 7 Physics 104, 105 8
Psychology HL 5 Psych 101 3
Spanish B SL 5 Spanish 203, 204 6
Spanish B HL 5 Spanish 203, 204, 260 9
Spanish A1 SL 5 Spanish 203, 204 6
Spanish A1 HL 5 Spanish 203, 204, 260 9
Spanish A2 HL 5 Spanish 203, 204, 260 9
Visual Arts HL 6 Art 104 3
World Religion SL 5 Religion 101 3

 

ADVANCED LEVEL GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION (A-LEVEL)

Credit is awarded for courses with a grade of C or higher.

British A-Level Course UNC Course Equivalent Credit Hours Awarded
Accounting Business 100 3
Biology Biology 101, 101L, 202 8
Business Studies Economics 101, 410 6
Chemistry Chemistry 101, 101L 4
Classics Classics 121, 361 6
Economics Economics 101, 310 6
Economics & Political Studies Economics 101, Political Science 232 6
English Literature English 120, 121 6
French French 203, 204 6
Geography Geography 110, 120 6
German German 203, 204 6
Government & Politics Political Science 100, 232 6
History History 156, 159 (or 151 and 152, depending on curriculum) 6
Mathematics Mathematics 110P, 129P, 231, 232 6
Further Mathematics Physics 116 3
Philosophy Philosophy 101 3
Physical Education Exercise & Sport Science 101, 175 6
Physics Physics 101, 104, 104L 7
Politics Political Science 230, 232 6
Religious Studies Religious Studies 106 3
Spanish Spanish 203, 204 6
Theatre Studies Drama 115, 116, 120 9

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

SAT II Placement Into the Following Course Credit Awarded
FRENCH or SPANISH (SAT II French/Spanish and SAT II French/Spanish with Listening accepted)
350-440 101 none
450-470 105 none
480-540 203 none
550-590 204 Placement credit for 203, no credit hours awarded
600-690 255 or 260 203 and 204
700 & above Placement by department interview 203 and 204
LATIN
500 & below Latin 101 none
510-540 Latin 102 none
550 – 600 Latin 203 none
610-650 Latin 204 Placement credit for 203, no credit hours awarded
660 & above Latin 221 Latin 203, 204
GERMAN (SAT II German and SAT II German with Listening accepted)
450 & below German 101 none
460-500 German 102 none
510-550 German 203 none
560-640 German 204 Placement credit for 203, no credit hours awarded
650 & above German 301, 303 German 203, 204
CHINESE
650 & above Placement by department exam Chinese 203
JAPANESE
650 & above Placement by department exam Japanese 203
KOREAN
700 & above Placement by department exam Korean 203

 

ENGLISH

Beginning in Fall 2012, the English department started offering a new foundation course, ENGL 105, which took the place of ENGL 101 and 102. All students entering in Fall 2012 and beyond are required to take this course; there is no exemption through test placement. Only transfer students lacking credit for ENGL 105 will be able to take the portfolio examination. Learn more on the English department website.

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Students who entered prior to Fall 2012 are required to complete ENGL 101 and 102. Placement and credit is awarded according to the charts below.

For students who enrolled at Carolina prior to Fall 2012 and who tested since March 2005:

SAT Writing ACT (English) Advanced Placement (Language) Placement Into the Following Course Credit Awarded
460 and below 19 and below 1 or 2 English 100 none
470-630 20-29 3 English 101 none
640-680 30-31 4 or 5 English 102 English 101
690 and above 32 and above Exempt English 101, 102

For students who enrolled at Carolina prior to Fall 2012 and who tested prior to March 2005:

SAT Verbal ACT (English) SAT II(Writing) Advanced Placement (Language) Placement Into the Following Course Credit Awarded
470 and below 19 and below 560 and below 1 or 2 English 100 none
480-650 20-29 570-700 3 English 101 none
660-680 30-31 710-750 4 or 5 English 102 English 101
690 and above 32 and above 760 and above Exempt English 101, 102

For additional information on English placement, please see the English Placement and Credit overview and the English department website.

MATH

For information about placement, please see the Department of Mathematics’ website on math placement.

 

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