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Southwestern is a great choice for students with Advanced Credit. Accepting both AP and IB credit, Georgia Southwestern looks forward to helping you start college a little ahead of the game. Below is a list of the courses and scores needed to receive advanced credit. If you have any questions about AP or IB Credit, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 229-928-1361. Those students wishing to continue advanced level work in college should look at our Honors Program and its requirements.

Placement for AP Tests

Advanced Placement Course Minimum Score
for Awarding Credit
GSW Course Credit Semester Hours Credit
Art History 3 ARTF 2061 3
Biology 3 BIOL 1107, 1107L 4
Biology 5 BIOL 2107 4
Calculus AB or Calculus BC 3 MATH 1120 4
Chemistry 3 CHEM 1211, 1211L 4
Computer Science A 3 CSCI 1301 4
Computer Science AB 3 CSCI 1301, 1302 8
English Language/Composition 3 ENGL 1101 3
English Literature/Composition 3 ENGL 1102 3
Environmental Science 3 ENVS 1100 3
European History 3 HIST 1112 3
French Language 3 FREN 1001 3
French Language 5 FREN 1001,1002 6
Studio Art: Drawing 3 ARTF 1010 3
Studio Art: Port 3 ARTF 1020 3
Macroeconomics 3 ECON 2105 3
Microeconomics 3 ECON 2106 3
Music Theory 3 MUSC 1201 3
Physics B 3 PHYS 1111 4
Physics B 5 PHYS 1111, 1112 8
Physics C (Mechanics) 4 PHYS 2211 4
Physics C (E&M) 5 PHYS 2212 4
Psychology 3 PSYC 1101 3
Spanish Language 3 SPAN 1001 3
Spanish Language 5 SPAN 1001, 1002 6
Spanish Literature 3 SPAN 1002 3
Statistics 3 MATH 2204 3
U.S. Government and Politics* 3 POLS 1101 3
U.S. History* 3 HIST 2111 3
World History 3 HIST 1111 3
World History 5 HIST 1111, 1112 6

*Students receiving AP credit for U.S. Government and Politics and/or U.S. History from non-Georgia high schools must validate Georgia legislative proficiency by passing an exemption exam offered by the Testing Center. See "State of Georgia Legislative Requirements" in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Placement for IB Tests

International Baccalaureate Course Minimum Score for Awarding Credit Minimum Score for Awarding Credit GSW Course Credit with Semester Hours Credit
Test Score 4 Score 5 Score 6 Score 7
Biology     BIOL 2107 & L (4) BIOL 2108 & L (4) BIOL 2107 & L (4) BIOL 2108 & L (4)
Chemistry CHEM 1020 (3) CHEM 1211 & L (4) CHEM 1211 & L (4) CHEM 1212 & L (4) CHEM 1211 & L (4) CHEM 1212 & L (4)
Computer Science   CSCI 1301 (4) CSCI 1301 (4) CSCI 1301 (4)
Economics   ECON 2105 (3) or ECON 2106 (3) ECON 2105 (3) or ECON 2106 (3) ECON 2105 (3) or ECON 2106 (3)
English   ENGL 1101 (3) ENGL 1101 (3) ENGL 1101 (3) ENGL 1102 (3)
European History   HIST 1112 Hist 1112 HIST 1112
French   FREN 1002 (4) FREN 1002 (4) FREN 2001 (3) FREN 1002 (4) FREN 2001 (3) FREN 2002 (3)
Math MATH 1120 (4) MATH 1120 (4) MATH 1120 (4) MATH 1120 (4)
Music   MUSC 1100 MUSC 1100 MUSC 1100
Psychology   PSYC 1101 (3) PSYC 1101 (3) PSYC 1101 (3)
Spanish   SPAN 1002 (4) SPAN 1002 (4) SPAN 2001 (3) SPAN 1002 (4) SPAN 2001 (3) SPAN 2002 (3)
Theater Arts   THEA 1100 (3) THEA 1100 (3) THEA 1100 (3)
History of the Americas*   HIST 2111 (3) or HIST 2112 (3) HIST 2111 (3) or HIST 2112 (3) HIST 2111 (3) or HIST 2112 (3)
Visual Arts   ARTF 1020 (3) ARTF 1020 (3) ARTF 1020 (3)

 *Students receiving IB credit for History of the Americas from non-Georgia high schools must validate Georgia legislative proficiency by passing an exemption exam offered by the Testing Center. See "State of Georgia Legislative Requirements" in the Undergraduate Catalog.

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