Pre-College Credit

You are allowed to transfer and count toward graduation a maximum of four course credits from Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, A-Levels and joint enrollment courses (college courses taken during high school, including the summer after high school graduation).

  • If you qualify for more than four such credits, you choose which you want to apply. You make or change your selection by official notification to the Registrar's Office.
  • No more than two of the four credits may be counted from joint enrollment courses.
  • No more than two of the pre-college credits (or, for transfer students, credits earned as a degree candidate at another college) may be applied toward distribution requirements.

AP and IB

You must have received a score of 4 or 5 on an AP exam (3, in Calculus; 5, in History), or a score of 6 or 7 on an IB exam for credit at Davidson.

In many cases, the credit transfers with the same name and number as a Davidson course and serves as a prerequisite to other courses. Transfer equivalents information:

  • AP transfer equivalents for students entering in 2012 or later.
  • IB transfer equivalents for students entering in 2012 or later.

Cambridge International A-Levels

Davidson College awards credit for A and B grades on A-Levels in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, and Physics. Davidson College does not award credit for A-Levels in Classics or Religion. For information about credit in other subject areas, please contact the Registrar's Office.
Joint Enrollment Courses

To transfer credit from a joint enrollment course:

  • You must have received at least a C-.
  • The course can't have been used to meet the requirements for graduation from high school or admission to Davidson College.
  • The course can't have been offered principally to high school students. (This includes Davidson's own "July Experience").

Transfer evaluation of joint enrollment courses requires three items of documentation:

  • An official transcript from the college or university attended (not just the high school transcript).
  • An official letter from the college or university confirming that the courses were:
    • Taught on its campus.
    • Taught by a regular member of its faculty.
    • Taken in competition with degree candidates of that institution, who constituted a majority in those courses.
    • A regular part of the curriculum of the institution.
  • An official letter from the high school principal or guidance counselor confirming that the courses were not used to satisfy high school graduation requirements.

It is your responsibility to have the above documents sent to the Davidson College Registrar's Office.

Davidson College
Registrar's Office
Box 7154
Davidson, NC 28035