Mar 01, 2024  
Course Catalog 2023-2024 
Course Catalog 2023-2024

Admission with Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate Credit

Incoming College of Arts and Sciences students may receive credit toward graduation for:

  • successful completion of college-level coursework in secondary school, as measured by performance on the College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) examination;
  • successful completion of International Baccalaureate (IB) coursework as measured by performance on IB exams; and
  • successful completion of approved liberal arts courses taken at a college while enrolled in high school - credit for such courses must appear on a transcript from an accredited college or university.

Credit is granted on the assumption that the student does not enroll in an equivalent course at Oberlin; a student must relinquish credit if the student enrolls in the equivalent course.

Individual departments in which AP/IB credit is being requested decide standards and grant credit, within the overall Oberlin limit of five full courses/20 credits. Information on those guidelines is included in each department’s description of course offerings.

arrow Visit the AP & IB Credit website for full details.

Oberlin does not recognize the results of College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and other programs of credit by examination not tied to the completion of specific courses leading up to the tests. Academic credit is not granted to incoming students for experiential learning programs.