Undergraduate Exam Equivalencies

Pre-Matriculation Credits 

Pre-matriculation credits are credits you may have earned from certain scores on advanced placement and SAT II examinations, scores on examinations of certain international diplomas, or college courses you may have taken prior to matriculating at Tufts. Pre-matriculation credits are treated as regular course credits and accepted toward fulfilling your degree requirements.

Liberal arts students (BA/BS) can have a maximum of 5.0 test credits. liber arsts (BFA) can have a maximum of 3.0 teset credits, and engineering students can have a maximum of 8.0 test credits.

Please note, if a student elects to take the equivalent course at Tufts, the exam credit will be removed upon completion of the course. A student will be awarded 1.0 credit for the highest level achieved in a single language, even if multiple tests were taken. This applies only to scores for which departments award credits.
     
For other types of A-level exams and Foreign Diplomas, please consult your advising dean.

The following exam equivalencies are only applicable to the incoming class matriculating in the Fall of 2017. For all other class years, please refer to the Tufts Bulletin. Incoming students should keep the following points in mind:

 

Abbreviation Test Name
AP Advanced Placement
SAT SAT I
SAT II SAT Subject Tests
A-level British General Certificate of Education
FB French Baccalaureate
IB-HL International Baccalaureate Higher Level
IB-SL International Baccalaureate Subsidiary Level

 

Anthropology
Exam
Score
Credit
Equivalent
A-level A, B 1.0 ANTH 0010
IB-HL 6,7 1.0 ANTH 0010
Art History
Exam Score Credit Equivalent
AP 5 0.0 FAH 01/2
Biology
Exam Score Credit Equivalent Notes
AP 5 1.0 BIO AP Equivalent to BIO 13 or BIO 14
A-Level A, B 1.0 BIO AC Equivalent to BIO 13 or BIO 14
IB- HL 6, 7 1.0 BIO AC Equivalent to BIO 13 or BIO 14
Chemistry
Exam Score Credit Equivalent Notes
AP 5 2.0 CHEM 0001 & 0002 Lose credit if CHEM 11 & 12 are taken
  (5) 1.0 CHEM 0001 If CHEM 0002 or 0012 is taken at Tufts
A-Level A 1.0 CHEM 0002 Exempt from CHEM 0001 & 0011
  B 1.0 CHEM 0001 Lose credit if CHEM 11 is taken
IB- HL 7 1.0 CHEM 0002 Exempt from CHEM 0001 & 0011
  6 1.0 CHEM 0001 Lose credit if CHEM 11 is taken
Chinese
Exam Score Credit Equivalent
AP 5 0.0 CHNS 0004
  4 0.0 CHNS 0003
SAT 760-800 1.0 CHNS 0022
  710-750 0.0 CHNS 0021
  660-700 0.0 CHNS 0004
  600-650 0.0 CHNS 0003
  490-590 0.0 CHNS 0002
  410-480 0.0 CHNS 0001
Classics
Exam Score Credit Equivalent
A-level A, B 1.0 CLS AC
IB-HL 6,7 1.0 CLS AC
Computer Science
Exam Score Credit Equivalent Notes
AP Computer Science A OR AB 4, 5 1.0 COMP 0010 Either COMP A or AB Exam
Counts as free elective for EN students
If both exams are taken, only one credit is awarded.
A-level A, B 1.0 COMP 0010 Counts as free elective for Engineering students.
IB-HL 6, 7 1.0 COMP 0010 Counts as free elective for Engineering students.
Drama/Theater
Exam Score Credit Equivalent
A-level A, B 1.0 DR AC
IB-HL 6, 7 1.0 DR AC
Economics
Exam Score Credit Equivalent Notes

AP

5 1.0 EC AP Student should enroll in EC 0005
  5/5 2.0 EC 0005 and EC AP If both Macro and Micro AP
A-level A, B 2.0 EC 0005 and EC AC  
IB-HL 6, 7 2.0 EC 0005 and EC AC  
English
Exam Score Credit Equivalent Notes
AP 5 1.0 ENG 01/2

Exempt from Writing Requirement

  4 1.0 ENG 0001  
A-level A 1.0 ENG 01/2 Exempt from Writing Requirement
  B 1.0 ENG 0001
General Paper Exam A 1.0 ENG 01/2

Exempt from Writing Requirement

  B 1.0 ENG 0001
IB/HL 7 1.0 ENG 01/2 Exempt from Writing Requirement
  6 1.0 ENG 0001  
IB/SL 7 1.0 ENG 0001  
Environmental Science
Exam Score Credit Equivalent Notes
AP 4, 5 1.0 BIO 0007 Counts as free elective for Engineering students.
A-level A, B 1.0 BIO 0007 Counts as free elective for Engineering students.
IB 6, 7 1.0 BIO 0007 Both HL and SL
Counts as free elective for Engineering students.
French
Exam Score Credit Equivalent Notes
AP 5 1.0 FR 0021  
  4 0.0 FR 0004  
  3 0.0 FR 0003  
SAT 770-800 1.0 FR 0022  
  720-760 0.0 FR 0021  
  660-710 0.0 FR 0004  
  590-650 0.0 FR 0003  
  500-580 0.0 FR 0002  
  420-490 0.0 FR 0001  
A-level A, B 1.0 FR 0003  
IB/HL 7 1.0 FR 0021  
  6 0.0 FR 0004  
  5 0.0 FR 0003  
IB/SL   0.0   Take Placement Exam
FB 122 1.0 FR 0122  
German
Exam Score Credit Equivalent Notes
AP 5 1.0 GER 0021
  4 0.0 GER 0004
  3 0.0 GER 0003
SAT 770-800 1.0 GER 0022
  720-760 0.0 GER 0021
  660-710 0.0 GER 0004
  600-650 0.0 GER 0003
  490-590 0.0 GER 0002
  410-480 0.0 GER 0001
IB 7 1.0 GER 0021 Both HL and SL
  6 0.0 GER 0003 Both HL and SL
Hebrew
Exam Score Credit Equivalent
SAT 770-800 1.0 HEB 0022
  720-760 0.0 HEB 0021
  660-710 0.0 HEB 0004
  600-650 0.0 HEB 0003
  490-590 0.0 HEB 0002
  410-480 0.0 HEB 0001
History
Exam Score Credit Equivalent Notes
AP 4, 5 1.0 HIST AP A max of 2.0 credits are awarded
A-level A, B 1.0 HIST AC  
IB-HL  6, 7 1.0 HIST AC  
Human Geography
Exam Score Credit Equivalent
AP 4, 5 1.0 ANTH AP
Italian
Exam Score Credit Equivalent Notes
AP 5 0.0 ITAL 0004  
  4 0.0 ITAL 0003  
  3 0.0 ITAL 0002  
SAT 770-800 1.0 ITAL 0022  
  720-760 0.0 ITAL 0021  
  660-710 0.0 ITAL 0004  
  590-650 0.0 ITAL 0003  
  500-580 0.0 ITAL 0002  
  420-490 0.0 ITAL 0001  
IB-HL 7 1.0 ITAL 0021  
  6 0.0 ITAL 0003  
IB-SL       Take placement exam
Japanese
Exam Score Credit Equivalent
AP 5 0.0 JPN 0004
  4 0.0 JPN 0003
  3 0.0 JPN 0002
SAT 760-800 1.0 JPN 0022
  710-750 0.0 JPN 0021
  660-700 0.0 JPN 0004
  600-650 0.0 JPN 0003
  490-590 0.0 JPN 0002
  410-480 0.0 JPN 0001
Latin
Exam Score Credit Equivalent
AP 4, 5 1.0 LAT 0003
  3 0.0 LAT 0003
SAT 720-800 1.0 LAT 0021
  620-710 0.0 LAT 0003
  480-610 0.0 LAT 0002
IB-HL 6, 7 1.0 LAT 0003
Mathematics
Exam Score Credit Equivalent Notes
AP AB 5 1.0 MATH 0032  
  4 1.0 MATH 0032 No credit for Engineering students.
AP BC 5 2.0 MATH 0032 & 0034  
  4 1.0 MATH 0032 Rule Engineering Studnets
  4, 3 1.0 MATH 0032 With AB subscore of 4 or 5; Rule for Liberal Arts Students
Mathematics A-level A 1.0 MATH 0034 Math 32 for Engineering students.
  B 1.0 MATH 0032  
IB-HL 6, 7 1.0 MATH 0032  
IB-SL 6, 7 1.0 MATH 0030 No credit for Engineering students.
Further Math IB-SL 7 1.0 MATH 0014 No credit for Engineering students
Music
Exam Score Credit Equivalent Notes
AP 5 0.0 N/A See Department for placement
A-level A, B 1.0 MUS AC See Department for placement
IB-HL 6, 7 1.0 MUS AC See Department for placement
Philosophy
Exam Score Credit Equivalent Notes
A-level A 1.0 PHIL AC Knowledge and Inquiry Exam
  A, B 1.0 PHIL 0001  
IB- HL 6, 7 1.0 PHIL AC  
Physics
Exam Score Credit Equivalent Notes
AP Physics 1 5 1.0 PHY 0001 No credit for Engineering students
  4 1.0 PHY 0001 With Mechanics placement exam
No credit for Engineering students
AP Physics 2 5 1.0 PHY 0002 No credit for Engineering students
AP Physics B 5 1.0 PHY 0001 No credit for Engineering students
  4 1.0 PHY 0001 With Mechanics placement exam
No credit for Engineering students
AP Physics C (M) 5 1.0 PHY 0011 Lose credit if PHY 1 is taken
  4 1.0 PHY 0011 With Mechanics placement exam
Lose credit if PHY 1 is taken
AP Physics C (E) 5 1.0 PHY 0012  
A-level A 1.0 PHY 0002 No credit for Engineering students
  B 1.0 PHY 0001 No credit for Engineering students
IB-HL 7 1.0 PHY 0002 No credit for Engineering students
  6 1.0 PHY 0001 No credit for Engineering students
Political Science
Exam Score Credit Equivalent Notes
AP 4, 5 1.0 PS AP Only one credit is awarded even if both exam.
A-level A, B 1.0 PS AC Cannot be used toward the major
IB-HL 6, 7 1.0 PS AC Cannot be used toward the major
Psychology
Exam Score Credit Equivalent Notes
AP 4, 5 0.0 PSY 0001 Exempt from PSY 1
A-level A, B 1.0 PSY 0001  
IB- HL 6, 7 1.0 PSY 0001  
Sociology
Exam Score Credit Equivalent
A-level A, B 1.0 SOC 0001
IB-HL 6,7 1.0 SOC 0001
Spanish
Exam Score Credit Equivalent
AP 5 0.0 SPN 0004
  4 0.0 SPN 0003
  3 0.0 SPN 0002
  2 0.0 SPN 0001
SAT 770-800 1.0 SPN 0022
  720-760 0.0 SPN 0021
  660-710 0.0 SPN 0004
  590-650 0.0 SPN 0003
  500-580 0.0 SPN 0002
  420-490 0.0 SPN 0001
IB-HL 7 1.0 SPN 0021
  6 0.0 SPN 0003
  5 0.0 SPN 0002
IB SL 6, 7 0.0 SPN 0002
  5 0.0 SPN 0001
Statistics
Exam Score Credit Equivalent
AP 4, 5 1.0 MATH 0021
Counts as free elective for Engineerign students.
A-level A, B 1.0 MATH 0021
Counts as free elective for Engineerign students.
IB-HL 6, 7 1.0 MATH 0021
Counts as free elective for Engineerign students.
Studio Art
Exam Score Credit Equivalent
AP  4, 5 1.0 FAM AP 
BFA students only
A-level 6, 7 1.0 FAM AC
IB-HL 6, 7  1.0 FAM AC
BFA students only
Visual Arts
Exam Score Credit Equivalent
IB-HL 6, 7 1.0 FAM AC