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AP and IB Credits

Below is information for LSA students receiving college credit for Advanced Placement test performance or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit. If you are not an LSA student, contact your academic advisor for your school's policies.

This information is applicable through the 2020-21 academic year.

AP/IB credits are out-of-residence. Please review major/minor requirements for limits on out-of-residence credits.

Students who have not yet received their AP or IB scores by the time they arrive for U-M orientation are encouraged to take the placement exam.  Students who have received AP or IB credit for Spanish, French, Italian, or Portuguese do not need to take the placement exam. 

French

AP Credit

Examination

Score

Credit

Credit for Course

Course Placement

French Language 4 or 5 4***  French 232* (4)
French 250x†** (3)
French 235

 

 

 

 

 

* Course credits satisfy the LSA language requirement.
† 3 additional credits for French 250x will be awarded for completing French 235 or RCLANG 320 with a grade of "B" or better.
**Counts toward the French major or minor as a 270-level course.
***4 credits plus an optional additional 3 credits upon completion of French 235

IB Credit

Students Entering U-M as of Fall 2020 and thereafter

Students Entering U-M Fall 2017-Summer 2020

Students Entering U-M Prior to Fall 2017

Italian

AP Credit

Examination

Score

Credit

Credit for Course

Course Placement

Italian Language 4 or 5 up to 7

 

Italian 232(4)*
Italian 235 (3)†**
 

Any Italian course, taught in Italian, beyond 232

* Course credits satisfy the language requirement.
† 3 additional credits for Italian 235 will be awarded for completing one course beyond Italian 232, taugh in Italian, with a grade of "B" or better
**Counts toward the Italian major or minor as a upper 200 level course

IB Credit

International Baccalaureate (IB) guidelines

Spanish

Students who have not yet received their AP or IB scores by the time they arrive for U-M orientation are encouraged to take the placement exam.  Students who have received AP or IB credit for Spanish do not need to take the placement exam. 

AP Credit

Students Entering U-M in Fall 2020 and thereafter

Students Entering U-M in Fall 2015 and Summer 2020

Students Entering U-M Between Fall 2011-Summer 2015

IB Credit

Students Entering U-M in Fall 2020 and Thereafter

Students Entering U-M in Fall 2015 - Summer 2020

Students Entering U-M Prior to Fall 2015