AP and IB Credit

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Students who have taken AP and/or IB exams in high school may be eligible for credit at OSU. Please see the credit that is awarded and courses for which students are permitted to enroll based on the scores they have received. We encourage students to attend the Orientation Calculus Advising session to determine calculus options and honors opportunities with a math faculty member.

  • Students who receive Advanced Placement scores of AB 1, AB 2, BC 1, BC 2, IB HL1, IB HL2 and IB HL3 must schedule in accordance with their Math Placement Test results. If they want an opportunity to move ahead they must take proficiency tests (find more information at orientation, or at Autumn Math Proficiency Exams).
  • Students who receive Advanced Placement scores of AB 3 are strongly encouraged to enroll in Math 1151 (Calculus I) and do not need special permission from a math advisor to do so.
  • Please note that no credit is awarded at OSU for the IB Standard Level Math exam, and for scores of 1-3 on the IB Higher Level Math exam. Students will be required to take the Math Placement Test before scheduling a math course.
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Understanding AP Calculus AB Scores

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  • Earns credit for Math 1151 (Calculus I)
  • Permissible to enroll in:
    • Math 1151 (Calculus I) - Highly recommended to repeat this course
    • Math 1156 (Calculus for the Biological Sciences)
  • (Math 1152 or Math 1172 allowed but not recommended)
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  • Earns credit for Math 1151 (Calculus I)
  • Permissible to enroll in:
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Understanding AP Calculus BC Scores

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  • Earns credit for Math 1151 (Calculus I) & Math 1152 (Calculus II)
  • Permissible to enroll in:
    • Math 1152 (Calculus II) - Highly recommended to repeat this course
    • Math 1172 (Engineering Mathematics A)
    • Math 1181H (Honors Calculus I) with advisor approval
    • Math 4181H (Honors Analysis I) with advisor approval
  • (Math 2153 allowed but not recommended)
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  • Earns credit for Math 1151 (Calculus I) & Math 1152 (Calculus II)
  • Permissible to enroll in:
    • Math 1152 (Calculus II) - Recommended to repeat this course
    • Math 1172 (Engineering Mathematics A)
    • Math 1181H (Honors Calculus I) with advisor approval
    • Math 4181H (Honors Analysis I) with advisor approval
  • (Math 2153 allowed but not recommended)
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Understanding IB Higher Level Math Scores

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  • Earns credit for Math 1151 (Calculus I) & possible additional credit*
  • Permissible to enroll in:
    • Consult with the Department of Mathematics
  • Students that receive a 6 or 7 on the IB HL exam may be eligible for additional credit in addition to Math 1151 (Calculus I). Students should contact the Math Advising Office during orientation to determine if they are eligible for additional credit and thus what courses they are permissible to enroll.