Carroll College, Helena Montana

AP and IB Policy

Carroll College Advanced Placement (AP) Test Policy - Effective Fall 2015

High school students who receive scores of 4 or 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination are granted college credit in appropriate subjects. Courses and credits are posted to the student's Carroll transcript upon receipt of the official College Board scores. Note: Credit is awarded only for scores of 4 or 5. 

AP Policy - PDF Format

Examination Title Credits Awarded Carroll Course Equivalency
Test Scores 4 5 4 5
Art: 2D Design 3 3 ART 289 (portfolio required) ART 289 (portfolio required)
Art: 3D Design 3 3 ART 289 (portfolio required) ART 289 (portfolio required)
Art: Studio Art - Drawing 3 3 ART 112 (portfolio required)  ART 112 (portfolio required) 
Art: Studio Art - General 3 3 ART 112 (portfolio required) ART 112 (portfolio required)
Art History 3 3 ART 110 ART 110
Biology 4 4 BI 101 BI 101
Calculus AB 4 4 MA 131* MA 131*
Calculus BC 4 4 MA 131* MA 131*
Chemistry 4 4 CH 101 CH 101
Chinese Language and Culture 3 3 FL 189 FL 189
Computer Science A 4 4 CS 110 CS 110
Economics: Micro 3 3 EC 201 EC 201
Economics: Macro 3 3 EC 202 EC 202
English Language/Composition 3 4 ENWR 101 ENWR 102
English Literature/Composition 3 3 ENLT 215 ENLT 215
Environmental Science 3 3 ES 189 ES 189
European History 3 3 HI 209 HI 209
French Language 3 3 FR 101 FR 102
German Language 3 3 GM 101 GM 102
Government & Politics: US 3 3 PO 104 PO 104
Government & Politics: Comparative 3 3 PO 102 PO 102
Human Geography 3 3 GIS 189 GIS 189
Italian Language and Culture 3 3 FL 189 FL 189
Japanese Language and Culture 3 3 FL 189 FL 189
Latin 3 3 LA 101 LA 102
Music Theory 3 3 MUS 189 MUS 189
Physics 1 4 4 PHYS 201 PHYS 201
Physics 2 4 4 PHYS 202 PHYS 202
Physics C: Mechanics 4 4 PHYS 205 PHYS 205
Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism 4 4 PHYS 206 PHYS 206
Psychology 3 3 PSY 105 PSY 105
Spanish Language and Culture 3 3 SP 101 SP 102
Statistics 3 3 MA 207 MA 207
United States History 3 3 HI 121 HI 121
World History 3 3 HI 103 HI 103

*Students who accept this credit cannot then take MA 121-122 or MA 131. However, students who feel uncomfortable with their calculus background may opt to decline their AP calculus credit. It will be noted in the catalog that no student may receive credit for both MA 121-122 and MA 131.

Revised June 2015

Carroll College International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam Policy - Effective Fall 2015

High school students who receive a score of 5, 6, or 7 on the International Baccalaureate higher-level examinations are granted college credit in appropriate subjects. Credit is not awarded for subsidiary level examinations, Theory of Knowledge, or extended essays. Courses and credits are posted to the student's Carroll transcript upon receipt of the official International Baccalaureate transcripts. Note: Credit is awarded only for scores of 5, 6, or 7 on higher-level exams.

IB Policy - PDF Format

Examination Title Credits Awarded Carroll Course Equivalency
Art (Visual) 3 ART 110
Biology 4 BI 101
Business & Management 3 BA 100
Chemistry 4 CH 101
Classical Languages 3 LA 102
Computer Science 4 CS 189
Economics 3 EC 202
English Language & Literature 4 ENWR 102
English Literature 3 ENLT 215
Film 3 THT 189
French Language & Literature 3 FR 102
German Language & Literature 3 GM 102
Geography 3 GEOG 201
Global Politics 3 PO 115
History of Africa 3 HI 189
History of the Americas 3 HI 189
History of Europe 3 HI 209
History, 20th Century World 3 HI 103
Mathematics 4 MA 131*
Music 3 MUS 189
Philosophy 3 PHIL 101
Physics 8 PHYS 201 and PHYS 202
Psychology 3 PSY 105
Social/Cultural Anthropology 3 AN 204
Spanish Language & Literature 3 SP 102
Theatre 3 THT 111

*Students who accept this credit cannot then take MA 121-122 or MA 131. However, students who feel uncomfortable with their calculus background may opt to decline their IB calculus credit. It will be noted in the catalog that no student may receive credit for both MA 121-122 and MA 131.

Revised June 2015